Jonathan Gorstein

Jonathan Gorstein

Interim Deputy Director, Products and Data Innovations

Jonathan Gorstein leads data and R&D efforts for the foundation’s Nutrition program. In that role, he supports the design and implementation of nutrition programs in developing countries, with a focus on capacity building and monitoring and evaluation (M&E).

He also serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington.

Jonathan serves on global task forces for the World Health Organization and is on the editorial boards of several international public health nutrition journals. Over the course of his career, he has worked with and consulted for international agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and ministries of health. While serving extended assignments in Nepal, Myanmar, and Indonesia, he developed nutrition curricula, supported M&E efforts, carried out operational research, and designed multisector national nutrition programs.

For more than 25 years, Jonathan has worked to support universal salt iodization programs and other efforts to use salt as a vehicle for large-scale food fortification.

Before joining the foundation in 2020, he served as executive director of the Iodine Global Network. Earlier, he worked as the global coordinator of a Gates Foundation–funded investment in UNICEF and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition to support universal salt iodization programs in 17 countries.

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