Ternyata Ltd. provides consultancy services in public health. We aim to strengthen public health research and make sure that good research gets translated into good policies. We’re also keen to promote dialogue and debate between scientists, politicians and the public; we believe that scientifically literate populations can demand more from the research community as well as from policy makers.
Ternyata’s practice encompasses methods development, original research and secondary analysis. All of our work is policy-focused. We currently focus on research into the quality of medicines, especially in middle and lower income countries. We also look at knowledge translation, and ethics and equity in global health research.
Ternyata was founded in 2010 by Elizabeth Pisani. Elizabeth is an Associate Professor at Erasmus School of Health Policy and Management, a Professorial Fellow at the George Institute of Global Health, an Honorary Assocaite Professor at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a Visting Senior Research Fellow at the Policy Institute, King’s College London. She has a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology from LSHTM, and also holds an MSc in medical demography and an MA in classical Chinese. She has provided advice to the governments of Indonesia, China, the Philippines, East Timor and other countries, and worked for a wide variety of international organisations, including the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the World Bank.
Most of Elizabeth’s field epidemiology work has been in HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, with a special emphasis on the measurement of sexual behaviour. More recent interests encompass areas of policy that cut across many fields — data sharing and the ethics of biobanking are among them.
Elizabeth works with a loose coalition of colleagues from around the world. Our working languages at Ternyata are English, French, Spanish and Indonesian, and training can also be provided in Mandarin Chinese.
Ternyata Ltd is incorporated in the United Kingdom, Registration number 7119741