As a thought leader Kristine Sørensen is committed to advance the global scale and scope of health literacy. Her educational background is in medicine, public health and global health diplomacy. She has acted as advisor for EU, WHO, ECDC, the European Parliament and Council of Europe. Kristine Sorensen and the colleagues from the HLS-EU European Health Literacy project (2009-2012) received the European Health Award 2012 for their societal impact.
Kristine Sørensen is the focal point for Health Literacy Europe - a network for advancing European health literacy. She is member of the global advisary boards of the Asian Health Literacy Association (TW), Bridge4Health (CA), Health Literacy for Children and Adolescence (DE), Health Literacy at the Work Place (DE) and GeWinn (DE). She is also appointed for the Board of Commissioners of Kindante (NL) and active member of Rotary International.