Grace Wangge

Associate Professor, Public Health


Dr Grace Wangge, MD

Associate Professor Grace Wangge

Dr Grace Wangge is a medical doctor and epidemiologist specialising in Public Health Policy and Drug Development. With a medical degree from Universitas Indonesia and a PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology from Utrecht Universiteit, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her field. Her postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital further enhanced her understanding of healthcare practices. She is currently Associate Professor for the Master’s of Public Health program at Monash University, Indonesia.

Since her return to Indonesia in 2014, Dr. Wangge has been actively involved in research, focusing on community medicine, community nutrition, public health policy, and pharmacovigilance. She has extensive experience in grassroots research, capacity building, and evaluating health and nutrition programs in primary health services throughout Indonesia. Her current research interests include public health, digital health governance, pharmacovigilance, and health science communication.

As an expert in her field, Dr. Wangge has served as a National Health Expert for the G20 Indonesian Presidency's Health Working Group 3. She is a passionate advocate for improving the clinical trial ecosystem in Indonesia and actively participates in initiatives to advance healthcare practices. Dr Wangge's dedication extends beyond her professional pursuits, as she enjoys promoting social media literacy and capturing the captivating beauty of Indonesia through her photography.

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    Complete publications list :

  • Prognostic factors of COVID-19: an umbrella review endorsed by the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology.  GRAMMATI SARRI, Wei Liu, Luke Zabotka, Andreas Freitag, Ravinder Claire, Grace Wangge, Jamie Elvidge, Dalia Dawoud, Dimitri Bennett, Xuerong Wen, Xiaojuan Li, Christopher Rentsch, Md Uddin, Sanni Ali, mugdha Gokhale, Anouk Deruaz-Luyet, Daniela Moga, Jeff J. Guo, Andrew Zullo, Elisabetta Patorno, and Josh Lin (accepted in Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics)
  • Do tax and subsidy on unhealthy food induce consumer consumption for healthy food? Evidence from experiment in Surabaya, Indonesia. Sukartini, N. M., Purwono, R., Surjaningrum, E. R., Win, T., Wangge, G., Chrisnahutama, A., Husna, A. & Handayani, T., Jan 2023, In: Journal of Public Health Research. 12, 1, 8 p.
  • Effectiveness of an integrated nutrition rehabilitation on growth and development of children under five post 2018 earthquake in East Lombok, Indonesia. Fahmida, U., Hidayat, A. T., Oka, A. A. S. I., Suciyanti, D., Pathurrahman, P. & Wangge, G., 2022, In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 19, 5, 12 p., 2814.
  • Knowledge on food safety after a year of COVID-19 pandemic in Indonesia. Nurhidayati, E., Wangge, G., Ameline, A. S., Putri, A. M., Kristiningrum, A., Novrianti, D. & Ermayani, E., 2022, In: Acta Medica Philippina. 56, 19, p. 21-28 8 p.
  • Regulatory oversight on the use of experimental therapies during a pandemic: the case of early access to convalescent plasma therapy in three LMICs. Barnabe, R., Torres, C., Wangge, G., Jimenez, E. & Karbwang, J., Mar 2022, In: Drug Discovery Today. 27, 3, p. 686-689 4 p.
  • Development of a module for the prevention of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs-associated gastrointestinal adverse reactions in the elderly at a primary health center. Siregar, A. S., Werdhani, R. A., Ascobat, P., Nafrialdi, N., Syam, A. F., Hidayat, R. & Wangge, G.,
  • Long working hours, poor sleep quality, and work-family conflict: determinant factors of fatigue among Indonesian tugboat crew members. Mansyur, M., Sagitasari, R., Wangge, G., Sulistomo, A. B. & Kekalih, A., 2021, In: BMC Public Health. 21, 1, 7 p., 1832.
  • A randomized clinical trial of freeze-dried amniotic membrane transplantation and conjunctival-limbal graft for pterygium excision and evaluation of conjunctival inflammation marker in tears. Susiyanti, M., Panjaitan, M., Wangge, G. & Gondhowiardjo, T. D., 2020, In: Medical Journal of Indonesia. 29, 4, p. 359-365 7 p.
  • Impact of serum human chorionic gonadotropin and luteinizing hormone receptor expression to oocyte maturation rate: a study of controlled ovarian stimulation. Nora, H., Wiweko, B., Muharam, R., Rajuddin, Wangge, G., Hestiantoro, A., Pratama, G., Harzif, A. K. & Zakirah, S., 2020, In: Journal of Human Reproductive Sciences. 13, 1, p. 46-50 5 p.
  • Mass screening vs lockdown vs combination of both to control Covid-19: a systematic review. Johanna, N., Citrawijaya, H. & Wangge, G., 2020, In: Journal of Public Health Research. 9, 4, p. 523-531 9 p.


  • PHI5040 - Introductory Epidemiology
  • PHI5236 - Clinical Trials
  • PHI5272 - Principles of Health System
  • ATI5081 : Comparative Health Policy and Analysis
  • UDI 5201: Ecology and Health
  • Research:

    • Public Health
    • Clinical Epidemiology
    • Drug Development Methodology
    • Pharmacoepidemiology
    • Community Medicine
    • Community Nutrition
    • Science Communication
    • public health
    • digital health governance
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • and health science communication

    Research Grants:

    • 2023 - now Inclusive Nutrition: Development and Validation of Intake24 for Indonesia. Role : PI Wangge, G. Husnayain, A., Perdana A.
    • 2022-now Strengthening Digital Health Governance in LMIC: Developing Models for Service-Level Data Consent in Indonesia. Role : PI
    • Wangge, G., Perdana, A., Idris, I. & Watterson, J.
    • 2022 Umbrella Review on Evidence published during Covid-19 Pandemic - Role: Collaborator. Grant from the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)
    • Jan 2019–Dec 2019  Early Child Care and Nutrition Education in Post-Disaster Area – Role: Co PI - Grant from Ministry of Health, RI
    • Jan 2017–Dec 2017  Cost-effectiveness of Gestational Diabetes Screening at Primary Health Care - Role: Co Project Lead - Litbangkes RI

    Project Grants:

    • Jan 2021 – Jan 2 022Raising taxes and prices on Tobacco products for Health Promotion and Stunting Alleviation in Indonesia- Project lead- Grant from Bloomberg – The Union (Indonesia 27- 08)
    • Nov 2018–Jan 2020  Resolving Stunting by raising Tobacco Tax in Indonesia – Project lead - Grant from Bloomberg – The Union (Indonesia 23-10)
    • Sept 2016–Jun 2019  Improving Primary Care Diabetes Gestational Management – Project lead - Grant from World Diabetes Foundation 15-1269
    • Oct 2022 - Now : Local Organizing Committee Chairman - 22nd Annual Meeting of  International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISoP)
    • Dec 2020 – NowVice President I of International Society of Pharmacovigilance (ISOP) – Indonesia Chapter Dec 2017 - Now
    • Education Committee Indonesia Association for the study of Medicinals(IASMED)
    • Co-Founder and Secretary  of Indonesian Anti Hoax Education Volunteers  (REDAXI) – Indonesian Antihoax Educator Community Nov 2017 – Now
    • Andrew McAfee'sAward 2015 from the International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (Best abstract award), Boston, USA.