Henry Surendra



  • PhD in Malaria Epidemiology (2019), London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Master of Public Health in Field Epidemiology (2014), Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
  • Bachelor of Public Health (2011), Ahmad Dahlan University, Indonesia

Henry is epidemiologist currently working on epidemiological analysis of malaria research data at the EOCRU. He started his research career in 2013 working on field evaluation of diagnosis strategies and epidemiology of several tropical diseases (Tb, NTDs and malaria). During his PhD at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, he evaluated the use of multiplex serological assay, mobile technology-based participatory mapping approach and health facility-based rolling cross-sectional surveys to better understand P. falciparum and P. vivax transmission dynamics in three areas of differing endemicity in Indonesia. He was also involved in a multi-country mathematical modelling study aims to assess malaria surveillance sensitivity and probability of achieving zero malaria infection.

Henry is aiming to develop and validate an integrated serological surveillance strategy to measure and target malaria and other tropical diseases (e.g. dengue, filariasis, STHs, etc.) transmission in Indonesia.


  • Epidemiology
  • Surveillance
  • Serology
  • Spatial epidemiology


  • 2019: Tropmed Award 2019, 2nd Prize Young Scientist Category, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
  • 2019: Travel Fellowship, 7th International Conference on Plasmodium vivax Research, Institut Pasteur, France
  • 2019: Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases First Prize Winner, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Research Degree Poster Day
  • 2016: PhD scholarship, Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education, Ministry of Finance Indonesia
  • 2016: Best Paper, the 2nd International Conference on Public Health, UPHEC Public Health Conference, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (Faculty of Public Health, Ahmad Dahlan University)
  • 2013: Best Oral Presentation, the 3rd National Scientific Conference on Epidemiology, Yogyakarta, Indonesia (SAFETYNET, Ministry of Health Indonesia, FETP Indonesia, and US CDC)
  • 2020: High Quality Paper in Health and Medicine, Ministry of Research and Technology


  1. A participatory approach to address within-country cross-border malaria: the case of Menoreh Hills in Java, Indonesia.
    Malar J. 2021 Mar 6;20(1):137. doi: 10.1186/s12936-021-03673-7.
  2. Clinical characteristics and mortality associated with COVID-19 in Jakarta, Indonesia: A hospital-based retrospective cohort study.
    Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2021 Apr;9:100108. doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2021.100108. Epub 2021 Mar 2.