Professor Emorn Udomkesmalee

Co-Chair, Global Nutrition Report's International Expert Group

Professor Udomkesmalee is the Senior Advisor and Former Director of the Institute of Nutrition, Mahidol University, Thailand. She holds a current position of Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University. She received her PhD in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA in 1985.  Her post-doctoral training was at the Vitamin and Mineral Nutrition Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA, Beltsville, Maryland, USA (1987).

She is currently a member of several international and national committees: Scientific Council – Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD), France; The New York Academy of Sciences/Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Board; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Board of Trustees; Sight and Life Foundation Board; Co-Chair of Independent Expert Group for Global Nutrition Report; Advisor to the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Capacity Strengthening Initiative; Steering Committee of the Micronutrient Forum; Founding member of the Society for Implementation Science in Nutrition (SISN); Scientific Director of ILSI South East Asia Region; Ajinomoto Foundation/Thailand Board; Steering Committee and International Advisor of FoodInnopolis/Thailand.

Her research interests include micronutrient assessment, bioavailability and metabolism; efficacy of food-based interventions to address micronutrient deficiencies; maternal and child nutrition policy and program implementation.