Gea Melinda

Research Officer

Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiative

Gea Melinda is a research officer at the Center for Indonesia’s Strategic Development Initiative (CISDI).

Her current position focuses on tobacco control advocacy and acquires a grant for Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) “Impoverishing effect of tobacco use in Indonesia.” Prior to her role at CISDI, Melinda was a project lead of WHO Indonesia, in charge of development and pilot assessment of web-based tobacco cessation support training programs for the Ministry of Health.

Gea graduated from Surakarta Health Polytechnic in Indonesia, majoring in Physical Therapy. She holds a M.Sc. in Health Sciences from Kobe University, Japan.

Gea is a member of the WHO-AIC Health Rapid Review Network.


Top three publications

  1. Changes in Smoking Status and Behaviors After the First 10 Months of COVID-19 Pandemic in Indonesia. (April, 2022)
  2. Social frailty as a risk factor for new-onset depressive symptoms at one year post-surgery in older patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Journal of Geriatric Oncology. (June, 2020)
  3. Developing a conceptual framework with a life course approach to support universal health coverage monitoring systems. (August, 2020)