Michelle Slimko, MPH, RD, is the Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Dairy Management Inc. responsible for strategic research partnerships, planning and technical outreach programs. She is a registered dietitian with a master’s degree in Public Health, and a Bachelor of Nutritional Sciences from Benedictine University. She is finishing her doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s School of Public Health with an emphasis on leadership, public health policy and advocacy.
She has had various roles as a clinical dietitian and also worked in the health department with a focus on cardiovascular health for Will County. For five years she worked in Scientific & Regulatory Affairs in Medical Communications for Abbott International Nutrition, and later managed Abbott’s global Corporate Health & Wellness programs in Corporate Benefits. She then spent almost 10 years at PepsiCo working on global food and beverage brands in various capacities for international markets, global health policy, and U.S. Quaker Brands.