apt. Sofa Dewi Alfian, MKM, Ph.D


Name : Sofa Dewi Alfian
Date & place of birth : Tasikmalaya, 27th July 1988
Affiliation : Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitas Padjadjaran
Address : Jl. Raya Bandung-Sumedang Km.21, Jatinangor 45363, Indonesia
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Position : Lecturer and researcher
Expertise : Pharmacoepidemiology, public health, clinical pharmacy

B. Education

2007 – 2011 : Bachelor in Pharmacy (S. Farm), Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
2011 – 2012 : Professional Program of Pharmacy (Apt), Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
2012 – 2014 : Master of Public Health (M.PH), Universitas Padjadjaran, Indonesia
2016 – 2020 : PhD in Pharmacoepidemiology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

C. Organization

  1. Member of International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology (ISPE)
  2. Member of International Society for Medication Adherence (ESPACOMP)
  3. Member of European Drug Utilization Research Group (EURODURG)

D. Research & Research Grant (in the last 5 years)

No. Title Year Research Funder
1. Development of smart-phone application technology to improve medication adherence for tuberculosis patients in Indonesia (SMART-TB) 2020-2022 Southeast Asia-Europe Joint Funding for Research and Innovation
2. Monitoring and evaluation of drug use in Indonesian primary health care: observational studies to improve rationality of use and cost of antihypertensive drugs 2015 Social Insurance Administration Organization/ Badan Penyelenggara Jaminan Sosial (BPJS)

E. Community Service

No. Title Year Place
1 Increasing public knowledge in tackling the spread of tuberculosis in the Tempuran Area, Karawang Regency, Indonesia 2018 Karawang, Indonesia

F. Publications in the last 5 years (H-index: 5 (Scholar), 4 (Scopus))

International Journal

No Tittle Journal Year Quartiles
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
1 Effectiveness of a targeted and tailored pharmacist-led intervention to improve adherence to antihypertensive drugs among patients with type 2 diabetes in Indonesia: a cluster randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, in press 2020
2 Targeted and tailored pharmacist-led intervention to improve adherence to antihypertensive drugs among patients with type 2 diabetes in Indonesia: study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 10(1) 2020
3. Modifiable Factors Associated with Non-adherence to Antihypertensive or Antihyperlipidemic Drugs Are Dissimilar: a Multicenter Study Among Patients with Diabetes in Indonesia. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2020
4. Trends in polypharmacy and potentially inappropriate medication (PIM) among older and middle-aged people treated for diabetes British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, in press 2020
5. Improper disposal practice of unused and expired pharmaceutical products in Indonesian households. Heliyon, 6(7), p.e04551. 2020
6. Pharmacy-based predictors of non-adherence, non-persistence and re-initiation of antihypertensive drugs among patients on oral diabetes drugs in the Netherlands. PLoS ONE, 14(11), e0225390 2019
7. A systematic review finds inconsistency in the measures used to estimate adherence and persistence to multiple cardiometabolic medications. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 108:44-53. 2019
8. Polymorphism of the APM1 gene in subjects with central obesity related to lower high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. 12:2317. 2019
9. Pharmacy-based predictors of non-persistence with and non-adherence to statin treatment among patients on oral diabetes medication in the Netherlands. Current medical research and opinion; 34(6):1013-9. 2018
10. Psychological distress induces poor sleep quality: A cross-sectional study of pharmacy students in Bandung city, Indonesia. The Open Public Health Journal, 11(1). 2018
11. Identification of Dysbiosis Related Bacteria from New Zealand’s White Rabbit Intestinal Treated With Lactobacillus plantarum IS-10506 as Probiotics Food Supplementation. Journal of Pharmacy and Nutrition Sciences, 8:29-34. 2018
12. DNA methyltransferase 3A gene polymorphism contributes to daily life stress susceptibility. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 10:395-401. 2017
13. Medication adherence contributes to an improved quality of life in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients: A cross-sectional study. Diabetes Therapy, 1;7(4):755-64. 2016
14. Consumer expectation on service quality provide by pharmacist in self-medication practices and its associated factors in Bandung, Indonesia. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health, 47(6):1379-84. 2016
15. Complementary and alternative medicine use decreases adherence to prescribed medication in diabetes patients. Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, 9(3):174. 2016

National Accreditation Journal

No Tittle Journal Year Sinta
S1-S2 S3-S4 S5-S5
1. Cost-effectiveness analysis of antipsychotic combination therapy in schizophrenia inpatients Indonesian Journal of Clinical Pharmacy (IJCP), 6(1): 61-66 2017


No Seminar/Symposium Place Year Position
Plenary/Invited Oral Poster
1 The 35th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management Virtual conference 2020
2 The 24th ESPACOMP Conference Virtual conference 2020
3 EuroDURG Conference Szeged, Hungary 2020
4 The 34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. Philadelphia, USA 2019
5 The 22nd European Society for Patient Adherence, Compliance, and Persistence (ESPACOMP). Dublin, Ireland 2018
6 The 34th International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management Prague, Czech Republic 2018
7 Annual Dutch Diabetes Research Meeting Oosterbeek, the Netherlands 2017
8 The 33rd International Conference on Pharmacoepidemiology & Therapeutic Risk Management. Montreal, Canada. 2017


a. Scientific Journal  
No Position and Journal Year
1 Patient preference and adherence journal/reviewer 2020
2 Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism/reviewer 2020
3 Contemporary Clinical Trials/reviewer 2020
4 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology/reviewer 2019
5 Cardiovascular diabetology/reviewer 2019
6 International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy/reviewer 2019
7 PLos One/reviewer 2018
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