Meet Our Experts
Senior Vice President, Programs
Home Base: Washington, DC, United States
- Neglected Tropical Diseases NGDO Network Annual Meeting, September 2014, Paris, France
- Keynote plenary presenter, VI African Nutrition Epidemiology Conference, Accra, Ghana
- Participant, Micronutrient Forum, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Speaker, Tufts International Nutrition Course, Boston, USA
- Presenter, Irish Aid, Limerick, Ireland, March 2014
- Speaker, Parallel Symposium, International Union of Nutritional Science, Granada, Spain
- Participant, Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Gathering, New York
- Panelist, 40th Anniversary AVRDC, Taiwan
- Panelist, Improving Food and Nutritional Security, AVRDC – The World Vegetable Center, Washington, DC
- Moderator, SUN Civil Society Network Launch, Washington DC
- Panelist, Innovative Approaches to Food Security and Nutrition: Evidence Based Research for Policy Change. The World Bank (organized by The Agriculture and Environmental Services Department, Secure Nutrition Knowledge Platform and The Executive Director’s Office for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean) Washington, DC
Recent Press and Publications
- Quoted, Home gardens: eat what you sow and sell the surplus, The Guardian
- Author, Chapter on Best Practices in Nutrition in The Road to Good Nutrition (2013, Karger)
- Author, Checking in on the Human Yardstick, Huffington Post
- Author, A Human Yardstick, Huffington Post
- Co-Author, Training materials on Key Essential Nutrition Action, The Core Group, Washington, D.C.
- Co-Author, Pursuing a Common Vision: Opportunities for Collaboration Between the Eye Health and Nutrition Sectors, SIGHT AND LIFE Magazine. pp.36-39.
- Co-Author, Homestead food production model contributes to improved household food security and nutrition status of young children and women in poor populations - lessons learned from scaling-up programs in Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal and Philippines), The Journal of Field Action – Field Actions Science Reports. Special Issue 1: Urban Agriculture.
Read Victoria's blogs on Seed to Sight.
- Steering Group Member, Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Civil Society Network
- Adjunct Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
- Member, Nutrition Advisory Group, Bread for the World
- Member, Independent Advisory Panel for Access to Nutrition Index
Victoria Quinn, Senior Vice President of Programs, has oversight for all of HKI programs. She has more than 30 years of experience in Africa, Asia, and Latin America designing and managing complex and large-scale nutrition and maternal child health country and regional programs, including those involving agriculture and nutrition. Dr. Quinn’s areas of expertise include nutrition policy and surveillance, infant and young child feeding, micronutrients and women’s nutrition. She received her Bachelors and Masters in nutrition from U.C. Berkeley and Cornell University, respectively, and her Doctorate from Wageningen University in the Netherlands. From 1982-1991, she served as the Regional Coordinator of Cornell University’s collaborative program with UNICEF in Eastern and Southern Africa supporting country initiatives in nutritional surveillance and food and nutrition policy. Thereafter she worked as a consultant for UNICEF, WHO, WFP, the World Bank and the Dutch government on a variety of food and nutrition security issues related to Africa. From 1998 to 2006, Dr. Quinn served as the senior technical manager for the LINKAGES Project’s flagship infant and young child feeding programs in Bolivia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Madagascar and the Horn of Africa. She also co-directed AED’s Center for Nutrition from 2001-2006. In 2007, Dr. Quinn was appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. She is currently on the Technical Advisory Groups for Tufts’ Nutrition CRSP Program, Bread for the World, as well as serves as a member of the International Advisory Panel for GAIN’s Access to Nutrition Index study. From 2007 to 2012 she chaired the Sub-working Group on ‘Integrating Breastfeeding with the Appropriate Marketing of Complementary Foods’ under the Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition Working Group. Dr. Quinn joined Helen Keller International in 2006 and is based in its Washington D.C. office.
Vice President, Nutrition
Home Base: Washington, DC, United States
- Featured Participant, USAID Acting on the Call: Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths, Washington, D.C.
- Participant, High-level Forum, Activating a Global Research Agenda for Nutrition Science, Wageningen, the Netherlands
- Participant, Micronutrient Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Co-Chair and presenter, Bridging Discovery and Delivery,Micronutrient Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Presenter, Using a Multi-sectoral Approach to Reduce Maternal and Child Anemia: Best Practices and Lessons Learned, Micronutrient Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Experimental Biology Meeting, San Diego, Ca
- Neonatal Vitamin A Supplementation Research Meeting, WHO, Geneva
- Farm to Fork: Leveraging Agriculture for Improved Health and Nutrition in Nepal, SPRING Project, John Snow International Office, Washington, DC
- Frameworks for anemia Programming for Women and Children: Unpacking Causal and Program Pathway, Multisectoral Anemia Partners Meeting, Washington DC, October 2013.
- PoSHAN Community Studies: Finding pathways to accelerate nutritional impacts, International Congress of Nutrition: Developing methods in agriculture and health research, Granada, Spain September 2013
- The impact of maternal nutrition on the newborn. Global Newborn Health Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, April 2013
- Role of evidence in leveraging agriculture for improved health and nutrition, Scientific Symposium, Nepal, March 2012
- Co-Author, Maternal Determinants of Timely Vaccination Coverage among Infants in Rural Bangladesh. Science Direct, 12 August 2014.
- Co-Author, Newborn Vitamin A Dosing is Feasible in Bangladesh. Sight and Life Magazine Vol. 28 (1) 2014
- Co-Author: Canonical Correlation Analysis of Infant's Size at Birth and Maternal Factors: A Study in Rural Northwest Bangladesh, PLOS One, 2014
- Co-Author: Early neonatal feeding is common and associated with subsequent breastfeeding behavior in rural Bangladesh. J Nutr. 2013 Jul;143(7):1161-7.
- Co-Author: Beyond pregnancy--the neglected burden of mortality in young women of reproductive age in Bangladesh: a prospective cohort study. BJOG. 2013 Aug;120(9):1085-9.
- Co-author, Proceedings-Science and Policy for Health, Agriculture, Nutrition and Economic Growth, 2nd Annual Scientific Symposium, Nutrition Innovation Lab, August 13-14, 2013, November, 2013.
- Co-author, Preventing Malnutrition in Children under Two (PM2A): A case study in the food insecure context of South Sudan, World Health and Population, 2013. 14(4):12-22.
- Co-author, Low-birthweight rates higher among Bangladeshi neonates measured during active birth surveillance compared to national survey data. Matern Child Nutr. 2013 May 6
- Member, American Society of Nutrition
- Member, Society for International Nutrition Research
- Member, Global Health Council
- Member, American Society for Nutritional Sciences
- Member, Society for International Nutritional Research
- Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
Masters of Public Health, International Health/Nutrition
DrPH, Human Nutrition
- Colgate University
Bachelor of Arts, Biology
Dr. Klemm has more than 25 years of professional experience in international public health nutrition with expertise that spans nutrition efficacy and effectiveness research and program design, management and evaluation. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer (Philippines, 1979-81), Indochinese Refugee Program Supervisor (1982-84), Program Manager and Country Director for Helen Keller International (Philippines, 1986-98), Senior Technical Advisor and Technical Director of USAID’s flagship A2Z micronutrient program (2009-11), and Hopkins faculty member and principal and/or co-investigator (1998-present) for studies in Asia (Nepal, Pakistan,Bangladesh, Philippines) and Sub-Saharan Africa (DRC, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia). He currently serves as Vice President for Nutrition with Helen Keller International and holds a faculty appointment at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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