Components of Health Investments in Developing Countries: Evidence from Indonesia and the Philippines


Triyana will conduct several projects as part of a broader research agenda to further explore the mechanisms that affect health investments in low- and middle-income countries. She is especially interested in the policy implications of these findings, especially policies aimed at improving human capital investments.

She plans to analyze the effects of early life exposure to air pollution and natural disasters in her native Indonesia and in the Philippines, focusing on parental response to these shocks. She will also address tobacco control—a major public health concern in many developing countries—with the implementation of a cluster-randomized controlled trial that aims to prevent smoking among schoolchildren in Indonesia.