Yale University

Dini Harsono, M.Sc.

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


Dini Harsono is the Assistant Director of the Clinical and Health Services Research (CHSR) Core and Research Associate at Yale University’s Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS (CIRA). She supports CIRA scientists and their clinical and health services research on HIV and comorbidities, and serves as project coordinator for CIRA’s international research program and the HIV/AIDS in humanitarian crises initiatives. Trained in health psychology, her research interests include conducting mixed-methods research to understand the behavioral aspects of human health and the uptake of evidence-based practice and research to improve access to and outcomes of HIV, mental health, and substance use care and support services.

As a research associate, she has over 15 years' experience of conducting HIV and substance use research in the US and globally and managing day-to-day research coordination. Before coming to Yale, Dini was a research associate at Keele University in England supporting research and program evaluation activities focused on addiction and psychiatric disorders. She also worked as a clinical studies officer for the UK National Health Service’s 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.