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Martin Bloem

  • Professor of Environmental Health and Engineering


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English

Bloem focuses on challenges that include nutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, food security, food access, and blindness prevention, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

At the university's Center for a Livable Future, Bloem leads research, education and practice activities to adopt a broad, global view of food systems problems, emphasizing the needs of undernourished, low-income populations. This includes diet-related solutions to climate change. "For any diet-related climate change solution to be sustainable, it must incorporate the importance of nutritional viability for everyone," he says.

Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, Bloem spent 12 years in Rome as a senior nutrition adviser at the United Nations World Food Programme and as a global coordinator for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

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