Dr. Irma Hidayana joined the faculty members at St. Lawrence University as a LUCE-ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow from Fall 2021 to SPRING 2023. She earned her doctorate in Health and Behavior from Columbia University’s Teachers College in 2019 after receiving her M.P.H. from Montclair State University in 2015. Her research centers on the impact of the baby food industry on maternal and child health in Indonesia and some countries in Southeast Asia regions. She is currently working on collaborative research with sociologists, epidemiologists, and social activists in Indonesia and Singapore to examine COVID-19 and health equity in Indonesia. Her co-author publications appear in a few journals such as Drug and Alcohol Review, MedRxiv, and Public Health Nutrition journal. Before entering academia, she served as an independent consultant on infant and young child feeding at UNICEF in Indonesia and initiated a community-based reporting platform on unethical marketing of commercial formula milk in Indonesia.
Courses taught at St Lawrence:
AS 3056/PH 3008 Maternal and Child Health in Southeast Asia
AS 3058/PH 3010 COVID in Asia.
Selected peer-reviewed publications:
Morrison, C. N., Lee, J. P., Giovenco, D. P., West, B., Hidayana, I., Astuti, P. A., ... & Rundle, A. (2021). The geographic distribution of retail tobacco outlets in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Drug and Alcohol Review, 40(7), 1315-1324. https://doi.org/10.1111/dar.13285
Elyazar, I. R., Surendra, H., Ekawati, L., Djaafara, B. A., Nurhasim, A., Hidayana, I., ... & Baird, J. K. (2020). Excess mortality during the first ten months of COVID-19 epidemic at Jakarta, Indonesia. medRxiv. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.14.20248159v1
Hidayana, I., Yen, T. S., & Hadihardjono, D. (2020). Consumption of growing up milk and stunting among Indonesian toddlers. Medical Journal of Indonesia, 29(1), 110-1
Hidayana, I., Februhartanty, J., & Parady, V. A. (2017). Violations of the international code of marketing of breast-milk substitutes: Indonesia context. Public Health Nutrition. 1-9. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980016001567