Kristine Sørensen, PhD is a health literacy trailblazer, knowledge broker and trusted advisor on health literacy and global health perspectives. She is the founder of the Global Health Literacy Academy.

Her educational background is in medicine, public health and global health diplomacy.


She has served universities, international organizations, companies and public authorities. Among others the European Commission, the European Parliament, the European Centre of Disease Control, Council of Europe, the World Health Organization, and McKinsey. 


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.

Kristine Sørensen is Honorary Professor of I-Shou University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Visiting Lecturer of the University of Education in Freiburg, Germany; MCI School of Management in Innsbruck, Austria; and Centre of European Studies at Maastricht University, the Netherlands. 


She is currently President of the International Health Literacy Association, Executive Chair of Health Literacy Europe and Chair of the Danish Health Literacy Network. She is advisory board member positions in various projects and organizations worldwide such as Bridge for Health; European Health Futures Forum, HELICAP, and editorial member for the journals Health Literacy Research and Practice and ICT&Health.

Kristine Sørensen is co-author of the International Handbook of Health Literacy and has published more than 50 scientific articles. 

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