Siti Muslimatun, S.TP., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Head of Food Science and Nutrition

Research Interest


Dr. Siti Muslimatun graduated from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, in 1991. She obtained her master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Indonesia in 1996. In 2001, she finished her doctoral study in Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, Netherlands.

From 2002 to 2014, she worked for SEAMEO RECFON as the Deputy Director for Program Development and Consultancy, lecturer, and researcher. As a Deputy, she also initiated the South East Asia Nutrition Leadership Program (SEANLP) in 2002 where every year about 20-25 nutritionists from South East Asia were trained in leadership in nutrition for a week. She delivered lectures on Food and Nutrient Intervention, Nutrition Planning and Management, and Research Methodology as well as supervised several M.Sc. and Ph.D. students in the post-graduate program at Community Nutrition held by SEAMEO RECFON for the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. In parallel, she also did research in the area of nutritional assessment, micronutrient deficiencies, and food security across Indonesia and in Timor Leste. 

In 2014, she joined the i3L Food Science and Nutrition Department and currently acts as the Head of Department. At present, she also holds the position of Scientific Country Committee for ILSI SEA Indonesia. She is also a member of the Advisory Panel on Asia Soybean Excellent Centre (ASEC) – Human Protein commissioned by the USSEC. She is the Editorial Member of the Malaysian Journal of Nutrition and Jurnal Gizi dan Pangan and serves as a peer-reviewer of many national and international journals. 


Year Award Source
ILSI Malaspina International Scholars Travel Award
As Indonesia/SEAMEO RECFON Focal Point for the EU funded project SMILING (Sustainable Micronutrient Interventions to control deficiencies and improved nutritional status and general health in Asia) under a consortium led by IRD.
UNICEF Timor Leste
National Nutritional Survey in Timor Leste commenced by SEAMEO RECFON, Principle Investigator
UNICEF Timor Leste
European Nutrition Leadership Program (ENLP), Member
EU and Wageningen University
GTZ and DAAD scholarship for MSc program and PhD program
University of Indonesia and Wageningen University

Selected Publication

Vossenaar, M., Solomons, N. W., Muslimatun, S., Faber, M., García, O. P., Monterrosa, E., … & Kraemer, K. (2021). Nutrient Density as a Dimension of Dietary Quality: Findings of the Nutrient Density Approach in a Multi-Center Evaluation. Nutrients13(11), 4016.

Februhartanty, J., Muslimatun, S., Shankar, A. H., Djakababa, N., & Suradi, R. (2020). Paternal Roles in Breastfeeding in Jakarta, Indonesia: A Mixed-method Approach. Indonesian Journal of Human Nutrition7(1), 31-43.

Aisyah S.F.D., Muslimatun, S., & Damayanti, M. (2019). Student-Led Community Service Activities in Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences (I3l) For Building Collaborative Work and Social Awareness. Prosiding Konferensi Nasional Pengabdian Kepada Masyarakat dan Corporate Social Responsibility (PKM-CSR)2, 897-901.

Iswarawanti, D. N., Muslimatun, S., Basuki, E., & Hadi, A. (2019). Module development and its effectiveness for improving the competencies of voluntary health workers in communicating safe complementary feeding to caregivers in Indonesia. Malaysian Journal of Nutrition25(1).

De Moura, F. F., Moursi, M., Donahue Angel, M., Angeles-Agdeppa, I., Atmarita, A., Gironella, G. M., Muslimatun, S., … & Carriquiry, A. (2016). Biofortified β-carotene rice improves vitamin A intake and reduces the prevalence of inadequacy among women and young children in a simulated analysis in Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the Philippines. The American journal of clinical nutrition104(3), 769-775.



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