Dr Sudirman Nasir

Dr Sudirman Nasir

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Public Health

Universitas Hasanuddin

Dr Nasir is senior lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Hasanuddin in Makassar.

He has conducted research on various issues related to drug use and HIV-AIDS in Indonesia, including the social context of HIV risk-taking behaviours among young people who inject drugs in low-income neighborhoods in Makassar.

He obtained a Bachelor of Medical Sciences from Universitas Hasanuddin, and a master’s degree and PhD from The University of Melbourne.

He has been involved in drug use and HIV prevention programs in Indonesia since the mid-1990s. Besides publishing articles in international academic journals, Dr Nasir frequently writes essays for Indonesian and international media. He also serves as a vice president of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI), whose mission is to empower mid-career scientists for building a strong science community in Indonesia.