Mickey Rubin, Ph.D., joined National Dairy Council (NDC) in 2010 and formerly served as NDC’s Vice President of Nutrition Research, overseeing NDC’s sponsorship of nutrition research aiming to enhance our understanding of the health benefits of dairy foods. Dr. Rubin is a member of the American Society of Nutrition and serves as associate editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. Beginning his career in the food industry at Kraft Foods where he served as a senior nutrition scientist, Dr. Rubin then served as principal scientist at Provident Clinical Research (now Biofortis Clinical Research), a contract research organization that focuses on executing clinical research for the food and pharmaceutical industries, before joining NDC in 2010.
Dr. Rubin graduated from Indiana University-Bloomington with a bachelor of science in kinesiology, then earned a master’s degree in exercise and sport science from the University of Memphis. Dr. Rubin later earned a Ph.D. in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut, where his research interests included exercise endocrinology, sports nutrition, and the effects of dietary interventions on metabolic health outcomes. Dr. Rubin is also the author or co-author of numerous peer reviewed scientific papers and text book chapters covering the topics of nutrition and exercise science.