• Clinical Associate Professor, Global Health
  • Global Coordinator, USI Partnership Project
  • Executive Director, Iodine Global Network
  • Executive Director, Sajilo Solutions International
Jonathan Gorstein

Global Center for for Integrated Health of Women, Adolescents and Children (Global WACh)
Department of Global Health, University of Washington
325 Ninth Avenue, 13th floor, Box 359931
Seattle, WA 98104
United States

Phone Number: 
206-679-6373
Email: 
gorstein@uw.edu
Select from the following:
Biography 

Jonathan Gorstein is the Executive Director of the Iodine Global Network and has been working to support the design and implementation of large-scale nutrition programs in developing countries for over twenty five years with a focus on strengthening capacity and monitoring and evaluation. He serves on global task forces for the World Health Organization, as well as several editorial boards of international public health nutrition journals. He has worked with international agencies (WHO, UNICEF, World Food Program, World Bank), International NGO’s (Helen Keller International, PATH, Micronutrient Initiative, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition) and as a consultant to several Ministries of Health. He has served extended assignments in Nepal and Indonesia where he provided support to their respective national nutrition programs, helped develop curricula in nutrition and carried out operational research. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Global Health at the University of Washington where is lectures on nutrition in developing countries and also served as the global coordinator for a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant to support national efforts to achieve optimal iodine nutrition in sixteen countries, which was jointly implemented by the GAIN and UNICEF.

Education 
  • PhD (University of Michigan)
  • BA (Evergreen State College)
Languages 
  • French
  • Indonesian
Health Topics 
  • Business and Public Private Partnerships
  • Health Policy
  • Metrics and Evaluation
  • Nutrition, Clean Water, and Food Security
Expertise 

Nutritional epidemiology, international health

Publications 

Gorstein J, Bhaskaram P, Khanum S, Hossaini R, Balakrishna N, Goodman TS, deBenoist B, Krishnaswamy K. Safety and impact of vitamin A supplementation delivered with oral polio vaccine as part of the immunization campaign in Orissa, India. Food and Nutrition Bulletin (2003) 24(4):319-31.

Gorstein J, Shreshtra RK, Pandey S, Adhikari RK, Pradhan A. Current status of vitamin A deficiency and the National Vitamin A Control Program in Nepal: results of the 1998 National Micronutrient Status Survey. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2003) 12(1):96-103.

Gorstein, J. Dary, O, Pongtorn, Shell-Duncan, B. Quick, T. and Wasanwisut, E. Feasibility of using retinol-binding protein from capillary blood specimens to estimate serum retinol concentrations and the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in low-resource settings. Public Health Nutrition (2008) May;11(5):513-20.

Li S, Zheng Q, Xu J, Gorstein J, Wang H, Dong H. Iodine excess or not: analysis on the necessity of reducing the iodine content in edible salt based on the national monitoring results. Asian Pacific Journal of Clin Nutr (2011) 20(4):501-6

Kounnavong, S., Pak-Gorstein, S., Akkhavong, K., Palaniappan, U, Berdaga. V., Conkle. J and J Gorstein. Key Determinants of Optimal Breastfeeding Practices in Laos. Food and Nutrition Sciences (2013)

Gorstein J, van der Haar F, Codling K, Houston R, Knowles J, and Timmer A. Performance of rapid test kits to assess household coverage of iodized salt. Public Health Nutrition (2016) May 11:1-13.
Gorstein, J. Dary, O, Pongtorn, Shell-Duncan, B. Quick, T. and Wasanwisut, E. Feasibility of using retinol-binding protein from capillary blood specimens to estimate serum retinol concentrations and the prevalence of vitamin A deficiency in low-resource settings. Public Health Nutrition (2008) May;11(5):513-20.

Hagopian A, Spigner C, Gorstein J, Mercer MA, Pfeiffer J, Frey S, Benjamin L, Gloyd S. Developing competencies for a graduate school curriculum in international health. Public Health Reports (2008) May-Jun;123(3):408-14.

Li S, Zheng Q, Xu J, Gorstein J, Wang H, Dong H. Iodine excess or not: analysis on the necessity of reducing the iodine content in edible salt based on the national monitoring results. Asian Pacific Journal  of Clin Nutr (2011) 20(4):501-6

Kounnavong, S., Pak-Gorstein, S., Akkhavong, K., Palaniappan, U, Berdaga. V., Conkle. J and Jonathan Gorstein. Key Determinants of Optimal Breastfeeding Practices in Laos.  Food and Nutrition Sciences (2013).