Kanti Laras has 15 years’ experience in medical and public health research. Following her master degree graduation from Health Informatics, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia, she pursued her passion for the infectious disease field which leads her in studies related to infectious disease, outbreak investigations, and hospital-based surveillance in Indonesia, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.  She is currently employed by the Indonesia Research Partnership on Infectious Disease (INA-RESPOND) as the Senior Data Manager since 2012. In her role she is managing data management operations for INA-RESPOND’s studies.