Michelle Slimko

Senior Vice President, Nutrition Research, National Dairy Council

Michelle L. Slimko, DrPH, MPH, RD, is the senior vice president of Environmental & Nutrition Research at Dairy Management Inc., 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.