Michelle Slimko, SVP

Senior Vice President, Nutrition Research National Dairy Council

Michelle L. Slimko, DrPH, MPH, RD, is the senior vice president, Nutrition Research, National Dairy Council., where she is responsible for the dairy checkoff’s investment in environmental and nutrition research to help position U.S. Dairy in a global food system.

Slimko is a registered dietitian and holds a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. She also holds a master’s degree in Public Health and bachelor of Nutritional Sciences from Benedictine University.

She joined DMI in 2013, leading various science areas translating science, creating public-private partnerships and shaping the dialogue in global food systems and nutrition. Previous professional roles include working in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Medical Communications for Abbott International Nutrition, and Abbott’s global Corporate Health & Wellness and Executive Health Programs. Prior to DMI, she spent almost 10 years at PepsiCo Inc., working on global food and beverage brands in various capacities for international markets, including R&D, innovation, global health policy and supporting U.S. Quaker Brands.