Shawn K. Baker is the Chief Nutritionist for the US Agency for International Development (USAID). He chairs the Agency’s Nutrition Leadership Council, oversees the vision and strategy of the Agency’s Center for Nutrition in the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, and coordinates related efforts across USAID. He also guides USAID’s investments and engagement with partners to address malnutrition in developing countries.
Prior to joining USAID, Baker was the first director of nutrition at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has over 30 years of experience in global public health nutrition, including 25 years living in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.