Klaus Kraemer, Managing Director at Sight and Life, Adjunct Professor John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Switzerland
Dr Kraemer is the Managing Director of Sight and Life Foundation, a nutrition think tank headquartered in Switzerland receiving its funding primarily from DSM, and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Health of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA. Sight and Life envisions a world free from malnutrition. We focus on implementation research and capacity development to empower organizations and individuals to deliver smart solutions. We believe that through understanding context we can co-create tailored innovations. Sight and Life’s three strategic areas are to advance research, share best practices, and mobilize support to benefit the world’s undernourished. Sight and Life acts responsibly to disseminate information that reflects current knowledge and evolving scientific evidence. Sight and Life strongly values and promotes partnerships which aim to solve outstanding nutrition problems and which will assist in scaling-up proven micronutrient interventions. The global partnership between DSM and the UN World Food Programme was initiated by Sight and Life, which has served as the food and nutrition science knowledge hub of this partnership since its inception in 2007. As Managing Director, Dr Kraemer provides the leadership, vision, and direction, guides a small but efficient global team, interacts with funders and partners from all sectors, and serves as its key spokesperson both internally and externally. Sight and Life hosts the secretariat of the newly established Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN).
Dr Kraemer is the editor of Sight and Life magazine, one of the most widely read scientific magazines on food, nutrition and health in the developing world. He serves several professional societies dedicated to nutrition, vitamins, and antioxidants, is a reviewer for a number of scientific journals, has published over 130 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters, has co-edited 11 books, coordinated 4 special supplements and is co-inventor of more than 20 patents.