Dr Mas Ayu is an Epidemiologist in the Department
of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.
She is also a consultant epidemiologist at the University Malaya Medical
Centre. Her research interest focuses
on mental health, substance abuse and psychopharmacology, especially the side
effect of metabolic syndrome due to the treatment of schizophrenia. A recipient
of several research grants, she has many collaborative research activities with
University Malaya Centre of Addiction Sciences. Her recent project is Enhancing
Quality and Longevity of Life of Malaysian B40 under Long Term Research Grant
Scheme (LRGS). She also involved in another project for B40 - Coping to Live
with COVID-19: The New Norm which was funded by WHO.
As a public health specialist
in infectious disease and field epidemiologist, Dr Mas Ayu is the member of
Malaysia One Health University Network (MyOHUN) which is part of USAID. She is
active in activity related to One Health in Malaysia and Southeast Asia Region.
Dr Mas Ayu also has research interest on communicable diseases mainly focusing
on vector borne diseases like Chikungunya and Dengue Fever. She has research
collaboration through Malaysia-Sweden Research Link with Umea University,
working on the early warning system of dengue outbreak.
Dr Mas Ayu attended the evidence-based medicine (EBM) practice workshop as
training for trainer in Oxford University in 2008, funded by grants from the
European Union. The international collaboration was together with Utrecht
(UMCU), Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBM), University of Oxford, the
Rumah Sakit Cipto Mangunkusumo (RSCM) Hospital, Jakarta and University of
Malaya. She has conducted several EBM workshops together with other trainers. She also served as panel for The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), which is a statutory
body in Malaysia to accredit academic programs provided by educational
institutions providing post-secondary or higher education and facilitate the
accreditation and articulation of qualifications.