Yale University

Dini Harsono, M.Sc.

  • Assistant Director, Clinical and Health Services Research Core, CIRA
  • Research Associate, CIRA


Dini Harsono is Assistant Director of the Clinical and Health Services Research (CHSR) Core and Research Associate at CIRA. She manages CHSR Core’s programs and initiatives focused on bridging HIV clinical research, patient care, and prevention research that mitigate the impact of mental health disorders, substance use, and other HIV comorbidities. She is the coordinator of CIRA’s international research interest group and leads the implementation and evaluation of the annual international visiting fellow program.

She conducts periodic reviews of CIRA’s research portfolio including publications by CIRA researchers and affiliated projects. She oversees planning, submission and implementation of CIRA-led study protocols to the Institutional Review Board. As a researcher, she has a breadth of experience in supporting HIV/AIDS and substance use clinical research. Her research interests include applying mixed-methods research to facilitate cross-cultural adaptation of HIV prevention and treatment interventions focused on individuals with mental health and substance use problems – particularly in low-resource settings most affected by HIV/AIDS.

Before coming to Yale, Dini was a research associate at Keele University in England responsible for day-to-day implementation of research activities focused on addiction and psychiatric disorders. She also worked as a clinical studies officer for the National Health Service coordinating multisite clinical trials part of the UK National Mental Health Research Network. She previously served as a peer educator and researcher at Indonesia’s first AIDS service organization, Yayasan Pelita Ilmu. Dini earned her MSc in Psychological Approaches to Health at University of Leeds, and Bachelor in Psychology at Universitas Indonesia.