Dr Danielle Kemmer
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Danielle Kemmer is Vice-President, Strategy and Initiatives, at the Graham Boeckh Foundation and Executive Director of the International Alliance of Mental Health Research Funders. Her interest is in driving progress in the mental health sector through global collective purpose and evidence-informed initiatives. Danielle joined GBF in 2015, bringing her background in research and research management to the Foundation. Born and raised in Germany, she holds a Masters in biochemistry from Paris VII in France and a PhD in functional genomics from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. After pursuing postdoctoral studies at McGill University, Danielle joined Génome Québec, where she managed several large-scale genomics projects. In particular, she was the driving force within the organisation to better understand the societal context and implications for genomics research. By leading the IAMHRF, Danielle promotes collaboration and unity within the mental health sector. She has been instrumental in contributing to efforts of strengthening ties between the research community and key mental health stakeholders globally. Danielle is a socially conscious vegetarian who lives with her husband and two daughters in the Mile End in Montreal.