Full Name
Klaus Madsen
Job Title
Lead Stakeholder Engagement Consultant
Cities Changing Diabetes
Speaker Bio
Klaus Krøyer Madsen, MPH is an independent population health and public policy consultant. Currently, he serves as the Lead Stakeholder Engagement Consultant to the Cities Changing Diabetes initiatives in Houston and Philadelphia.
Cities Changing Diabetes is a partnership program to address the urban diabetes challenge. Initiated by Novo Nordisk, the program is a response to the dramatic rise of urban diabetes and has been developed in partnership with University College London and Steno Diabetes Center, as well as a range of local partners including the diabetes/health community, city governments, academic institutions, city experts from a variety of fields and civil society organizations.
In addition to Cities Changing Diabetes, Klaus is also assisting Novo Nordisk with the Health Food Challenge, a global innovation challenge to improve local food systems.
Most recently, Klaus served as the primary consultant to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded Healthy Cities Research Hub at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. The Healthy Cities Research Hub focuses on extracting and translating the findings from the Cities Changing Diabetes initiatives in North America (Mexico City, Houston, and Vancouver) and sharing the results to help other cities advance into action.
Prior to starting his own consulting firm, Klaus worked fifteen years at Texas Health Institute where he built the organization’s chronic disease portfolio and served as Vice President for Programs.
Klaus received his Bachelor of Science in Business, Language, and Culture from Copenhagen Business School. He was an exchange student in the MBA program at The University of Texas at Austin. He received his Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from the National Executive Masters program at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health.
Klaus Madsen