dr. Erni Juwita, PhD, SpPD, K-PTI

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Erni Juwita Nelwan, MD, FACP, FINASIM is an internal medicine and tropical-infectious disease specialist in Jakarta. Dr. Erni is an associate professor; as she is a lecturer, researcher, and antibiotic policy enabler at CiptoMangunkusumo Hospital-national referral for Indonesia. She has also been actively involved in managing difficult cases at several top-rank private hospitals in Jakarta area. Dr Erni is a frequently invited speaker to numerous national and international meetings.

Born in Jakarta, Dr. Erni received her medical degree from University of Indonesia, Jakarta. She also completed her internal medicine and infectious disease training at University of Indonesia. In 2008 she received a WHO Fellowship in an advanced course on immunology, vaccine, and biotechnology at the University of Lausanne. She had her training on malaria in Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. During this PhD training she had several research related courses in Bandung organized by IMPACT concerning HIV/AIDS and people who inject drug.

She oversees an extensive research portfolio of basic and applied research to prevent, diagnose, and treat infectious disease such as HIV/AIDS, opportunistic infection as well as other sexually transmitted diseases and tuberculosis, hepatitis, and malaria as well as tropical diseases including leptospirosis, dengue fever, typhoid and filariasis.

Dr. Erni is a member of the Indonesian Association of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Disease, the Indonesian Collegium of Internal Medicine, the Indonesian National Filaria Eradication, as well as other professional societies including the American College of Physicians, core member of Indonesia National Agency of Drug and Food Control, and the Core Team of Medical Education for National Board of Examinations in Indonesia. She serves on the editorial board of International Journal of Internal Medicine (IJIM), as Core Team of Clinical Audit in the Department of Internal Medicine University of Indonesia, and as Core Team of Antibiotics Policy Control in Ciptomangunkusumo Hospital.

At present, she does five researches in the same time in order to pursue her professional career and higher education. Those researches are "Exploration of Antimicrobial Consumption to Identify Targets for Quality Improvement in Indonesia Hospitals: A Mixed Method Study", "Effects of Distribution of Probiotics Containing Lactobacillus Plantarum, Streptococcus Thermophilus, Bifidobacterium Bifidum on Intestinal Inflammation, Bacterial Translocation, and Number of CD4+ T Cells in Patients with Immunological Non-Response: A Randomized Double-Blind Controlled Trial", "Safety, Tolerability, Immunogenicity, and Protective Efficacy Against Naturally-Transmitted Malaria in Eastern Indonesia of Two Plasmodium Falciparum Sporozoite Vaccines, Sanaria PfSPZ Vaccine and Sanaria PfSPZ-CVac: A Randomized Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Phase 2 Trial in Healthy Indonesian Adults", "Development of Data Reporting System of Antimicrobial Resistance Laboratory-Based with One Health Approach", and "Development of Leptospira Diagnostic Test Using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Rapid Diagnostic Test to Support Microscopic Agglutination Test for the Diagnosis of Leptospirosis".