Dr. Braun is a nutrition scientist who leads Global Protein Scientific Affairs for IFF. In her research, she has maintained a focus on nutrition needs of children but spans other health related outcomes in adults as it relates to science translation and communication. In her role, she plays an active role in research, education and outreach across the food, nutrition and agriculture sectors.
She is engaged and active in several organizations related to the field of food and nutrition research and communication. She holds leadership positions in organizations that bring the topic of nutrition to a variety of audiences. Examples include serving as president of the Soy Nutrition Institute (SNI), the Institute of Food Technology (IFT), the International Food Information Council (IFIC) and the American Society for Nutrition (ASN).
Michelle earned her Doctorate and Masters degrees in Foods and Nutrition from Purdue University with a BS in Nutrition Science from Indiana University. Her career has been a journey enriched with experiences in teaching, research, scientific affairs and science communication.