Project Team - Indonesia

Gadjah Mada University, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Yogyakarta

  • Yayi Suryo Prabandari, Ph.D. (Principal Investigator, QTI Indonesia) is a clinical psychologist in the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine at Gadjah Mada University (GMU) where she teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate programs. She is Director of the Center for Health Behavior and Promotion, the chairperson of the Public Health Graduate Program, and the Evaluation & Assessment coordinator for the Center of Education for Health Professionals. An active member of GMU’s Faculty of Medicine curriculum committee, Dr. Prabandari has been instrumental in the transition to problem-based learning in the medical curriculum and the development of a smoking cessation elective module for medical students. Dr. Prabandari has been with Project QTI since its inception and oversees all project activities. -

  • Retna Siwi Padmawati, M.A., AbD., is a medical anthropologist and Co-Principal Investigator for Project QTI. Ms. Padmawati presently serves as Vice Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanity in the Faculty of Medicine and is Head of the Training and Research Division for the INCLEN (International Network of Clinical Epidemiology) Center at Gadjah Mada University. Since the inception of Project QTI, Ms. Padmawati has been responsible for coordinating all community outreach activities, including the development of the smoke free household initiative, as well as all cessation clinic activities for QTI Indonesia.

  • Didik Joko Nugroho has been working with Project Quit Tobacco International since 2004 both as a cessation counselor and as community organizer for smoke free homes. He has coordinated the health education component of the community movement. In addition to his work for QTI, Didik has been active in Yogyakarta and other regions of Indonesia in advocating for smoke free legislation.


  • Dra. Endang Pujiastuti joined Quit Tobacco Indonesia in 2003 and has been involved in data collection and cessation counseling. Her academic training is in cultural anthropology. She has also been active in the smoke free homes initiative, particularly in empowering community members to become involved with this initiative.


  • Tutik Istiyani has been working with Project QTI since 2003 assisting with survey data collection both in clinical and community settings. Since receiving training in cessation counseling, Tutik has worked in several QTI cessation clinics, including those for diabetes and TB patients. She has also been involved in the smoke free homes initiative in communties around Jogjakarta.


  • Nawi Ng, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D is Associate Professor in Epidemiology and Global Health, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Umeå University, Sweden. He was a co-researcher with Project Quit Tobacco International (Stage One, 2002-2007) until he moved to Sweden in 2007. Dr. Ng has over twelve years of experience conducting research on chronic disease risk factors surveillance, including tobacco use, within health and demographic surveillance system centers in Asia and Africa. In QTI, he participated in the design, implementation, and analysis of epidemiological surveys on smoking behavior among medical students, health professionals, and TB and diabetes patients. He was also instrumental in the development of tobacco modules for medical students. Dr. Ng is currently leading the Epidemiological Transition research group within the Umeå Centre for Global Health Research, and serves as managing editor of Global Health Action journal (

  • Jusniar Dwi Rahaju is a psychologist by training and works on Project QTI as a cessation counselor. She also works with community mobilization for smoke free homes.

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  • Mardiyanto




  • Manik

  • Dewi Afiyandari

Partner schools serving as sites for pilot studies

  • Gajah Mada University
  • Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Sulawesi
  • Universitas Muhammadiyah, Yogjakarta, Java
  • Universitas Islam, Yogjakarta, Java