Grace Wangge

Associate Professor, Public Health


Associate Professor Grace Wangge

Dr Grace Wangge is a medical doctor and pharmacoepidemiologist, teaching in the field of Public Health. She got her medical degree from Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia and PhD from Utrecht Universiteit in the Netherlands in the field of Pharmacoepidemiology. She also had a postdoctoral fellowship in Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, USA from 2013-2014.

With more than 15 years of experience, she has developed research expertise in community medicine, community nutrition, and pharmacoepidemiology. She also has years of experience in capacity building at the grassroots level, as well as evaluating the implementation of health and nutrition programs in primary health services in Indonesia.

Currently she is active in evidence-based policy advocacy for local, national and also at  Southeast Asia level. In her spare time, she has a great interest in teaching laymen on health literacy, while travelling all around Indonesia and taking pictures to promote the beauty of her country.

More information

1.Bernabe, R. , Torres, C., Wangge, G., Jimenez, E., & Karbwang, J. (2021). Regulatory oversight on the use of experimental therapies during a pandemic: The case of early access to convalescent plasma therapy in three LMICs. Drug discovery today, Advance online publication.

2.Mansyur M, Sagitasari R, Wangge G, Sulistomo AB, Kekalih A. Long working hours, poor sleep quality, and work-family conflict: determinant factors of fatigue among Indonesian tugboat crew members. BMC Public Health. 2021 Oct 9;21(1):1832.

3.Siregar AS, Werdhani RA, Ascobat P, Nafrialdi N, Syam AF, Hidayat R, Wangge G. Development of a module for the prevention of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-associated gastrointestinal adverse reactions in the elderly at a primary health center. International Journal of Risk & Safety in Medicine, 1-13

4.Johanna N, Citrawijaya H, Wangge G. Mass screening vs lockdown vs combination of both to control COVID-19: a systematic review. Journal of Public Health Research 9 (4).2020.

5.Khoe LC, Wangge G, Soewondo P, Tahapary DL, Widyahening ISW. The implementation of community-based diabetes and hypertension management care program in Indonesia. PLOS One. 2020 Jan 14;15(1):e0227806.

6.Widyahening IS, Kayode G, Wangge G, Grobbee D. Country Characteristics and Variation in Diabetes Prevalence among Asian Countries – an Ecological Study. Journal of the ASEAN Federation of Endocrine Societies, 2019 Vol 34. Issue 1.

7.Widyahening IS, Wangge G., Graaf Y, Heijden GJMG. Adapting clinical guidelines in low-resources countries: a study on the guidelines on the management and prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus in Indonesia. Journal of evaluation in clinical practice, 2016

8.Widyahening IS, Wangge G, Saldi SRF,, Quality and reporting of publications by Indonesian researchers: a literature survey. Journal of evidence-based medicine 7 (3), 163-171

9. Room for improvement in conducting and reporting non-inferiority randomized controlled trials on drugs: a systematic review. G Wangge, OH Klungel, KCB Roes, A De Boer, AW Hoes, MJ Knol PLoS One 5 (10), e13550

10. The challenges of determining noninferiority margins: a case study of noninferiority randomized controlled trials of novel oral anticoagulants G Wangge, KCB Roes, A de Boer, AW Hoes, MJ Knol. CMAJ 185 (3), 222-227

Research Interests

  • General Medicine
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Community Medicine
  • Community Nutrition
  • Media Literacy

Teaching Experiences

  1. Jan 2022 - now : Public Health Postgraduate Program, Monash Indonesia Public Policy Program, Monash Indonesia
  2. Oct 2014 – now : Resource person at courses held by Indonesia Association for The Study of Medicinals (IASMED), Indonesia
  • Oct 2014 – now : Lecturer in Good Clinical Practice Course
  • October 2018 : Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Workshop on Protocol Development and Statistic
  1. April 2018 – Dec 2021 :  Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Centre for Food and Nutrition (SEAMEO RECFON)
    • Oct 2019 – Dec 2021: Resource person, module developer and course coordinator for Online Training Program for Community Nutritionist on Management of nutrition cases in primary health care. Topic: Elderly Nutrition
    • Nov 2018 - Dec 2021: Resource person for Online and Offline Training Program for teachers (elementary to high school level) on Basic concept of balance nutrition
    • April 2018 – Dec 2021: Resource person and module developer for Master of Trainer Program for Early Childhood Care Educators on Management of health emergencies in toddlers.
    • Nov 2019: Guest lecture for postgraduate community nutrition students in NIPH Cambodia on research methodology
    • August 2019: Course coordinator and lecturer in 13th Southeast Asian Nutrition Leadership Program (SEANLP)
    • April 2018: Guest lecture in leadership training for Philippines Nutrition Leadership Program
  2. Jun 2014 – Dec 2021 : Postgraduate programs in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Nov 2015 – Dec 2021 : Postgraduate programs in Community Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia (International Program)
  • Nov 2015 – Nov 2020 : Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Post Graduate Training on Public Health and Community Nutrition System Analysis
  • April – May 2020 : Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Applied Knowledge in Community Nutrition

5. Jun 2014 – Apr 2017 : Graduate programs in medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

  • Jul 2016 – Jan 2017 : Lecturer and Course Coordinator for Academic Writing module (International Program)
  • Jun 2014 – Apr 2017 : Lecturer in Community Diagnosis, Public Health Module

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  1. Andrew McAfee's Award 2015 from the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (Best abstract award), Boston, USA.
  2. Dec 2020 – Now : Vice President I of International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISOP) – Indonesia
  3. Chapter Dec 2017 - Now : Co-Founder of Indonesian Anti Hoax Education Volunteers  (REDAXI) – Indonesian Antihoax Educator Community
  4. Nov 2017 – Now : Education Committee Indonesia Association for the study of Medicinals(IASMED)