Ternyata Director Elizabeth Pisani is also an author and essayist. Older material about sex, science and HIV can be found on The Wisdom blog. Commentary on Indonesian politics is at Indonesia Etc.
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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 was founded in 2010 by Elizabeth Pisani. Elizabeth has a PhD in infectious disease epidemiology, an MSc in medical demography and an MA in classical Chinese. She has worked for a wide variety of international organisations, including the World Health Organisation, UNAIDS, UNICEF and the World Bank, and has provided advice to ministries of health in a number of countries including Indonesia, China, the Philippines, East Timor and Kenya.

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

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