Dr. Saskia de Pee
Senior Technical Advisor Nutrition & HIV/AIDS
World Food Programme, Tufts University
Saskia de Pee has worked in public health nutrition for more than 20 years, focusing on science as well as practical applications, policies and strategies. Her areas of expertise include complementary feeding, micronutrients, fortification, food and nutrient security, nutrition in the context of social protection, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. The practical application of nutrition science, at the interface with disciplines such as food technology, anthropology, economics, and in collaboration with stakeholders from government, private sector, donors and academia to achieve sustainable solutions is her passion.
Saskia works for the Nutrition Division of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) where she currently leads the ‘Fill the Nutrient Gap’ team. She is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston and at Nutrition and Health Division, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. She edited the just published third edition of Nutrition and Health in a Developing World together with Drs Taren and Bloem.
Prior to joining WFP in 2007, Saskia worked for Helen Keller International in the Asia Pacific region for 10 years. She has co-authored more than 150 scientific publications and holds a PhD in Nutrition from Wageningen University.Back to Speakers / Panellists »