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.