Katherine Kreis

Director of Strategic Initiatives and Lead for Nutrition Innovation, PATH & Bridge Collaborative Secretariat Member

Katharine Kreis works with experts across PATH, civil society, and the private sector to improve nutrition and maternal and child health for people in 70 countries around the world. She leads our nutrition health impact team in an ongoing effort to identify, develop, and deploy new tools, technologies, and methodologies aimed at improving nutrition and other public health outcomes.

Her work ranges from field-friendly diagnostics to fortified rice to sustainable and nutritious food systems. She also serves as a member of the Secretariat of the Bridge Collaborative, which engages cross-sector partners to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals associated with health, development, and the environment.

Prior to joining PATH in 2014, Ms. Kreis held senior positions at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and led the nutrition team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She also served as a foreign service officer with the US Agency for International Development, worked with several nongovernmental organizations in Africa, and served as a Peace Corps volunteer.

Ms. Kreis has spent significant time living and working in low- and middle-income countries, is a board member of the Micronutrient Forum, and has served as a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat and on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Councils on Nutrition and Agriculture. She was also the lead US technical advisor for health to the US-Japan Common Agenda for Cooperation in Global Perspective.

She earned dual master’s degrees in epidemiology and international health from the University of Michigan.