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Kristine Sørensen, PhD is an award-winning, global expert and trusted advisor on health literacy. She is the founder of the Global Health Literacy Academy, president of the International Health Literacy Association, and executive chair of Health Literacy Europe. She is a Supertrends expert and member of European Health Futures Forum. Her educational background is in medicine, public health and global health diplomacy.


She works with international organizations, governments, academia, industry and civic society to improve health literacy for all. Among others the World Health Organization, Council of Europe, and McKinsey.

Kristine Sørensen is a visiting lecturer at Bielefeld University,  Germany; MCI School of Management in Innsbruck, Austria; and Centre of European Studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. 

She has published more than 50 scientific articles, co-edited the International Handbook of Health Literacy an authored several book chapters. She is an editorial member of the journals Health Literacy Research and Practice; ICT&Health; and a guest editor on Global Health Literacy for the Journal of Environmental Health Literacy and Public Health. 


Workwise, Kristine Sørensen received the European Health Award 2012 for the societal impact of the European Health Literacy study, the International Health Literacy Award 2017 for launching the International Health Literacy Association and the AHLA Global Health Literacy Award 2018.

Please contact Kristine Sørensen for more information regarding her engagement in research, education, consultation, advocacy, facilitation and public speaking.

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