Meet Kusumadewi (DY) Suharya, one of the panelists for our upcoming ADDI Researcher Roundtable: 'The Importance of Diversity in Dementia Research'

Ms. Suharya is the Regional Director of Alzheimer’s Disease International Asia Pacific Region, overseeing activities in 17 countries in the Asia Pacific that aim to improve the quality of life of people with dementia and their caregivers. She is also the Founder of Alzheimer Indonesia, a non-governmental organization working to increase dementia and Alzheimer’s awareness and risk reduction in Indonesia. DY, as she’s widely known, has more than 20 years of experience in public health, public private partnerships, and communication. She has worked as a Health Communication Consultant with the World Bank, WHO and UNICEF. In addition to her role at Alzheimer Indonesia, DY works closely with the WHO and Indonesia’s Ministry of Health.  

Ms. Suharya holds a Master of Public Health from Curtin University Perth, Australia, a Bachelor of Science from Ohio State University, and a Diploma in English Literature from the University of Indonesia.