Michael I. McBurney is a nutrition scientist with leadership experience in nutrition research, marketing and substantiation of dietary ingredients, food and dietary supplement product innovation, and communication strategies. He has led teams at DSM Nutritional Products and Kellogg Company and serves on numerous scientific advisory boards. Currently, he is Chair of the VitaScan Scientific Advisory Board and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph and Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy, Tufts University. He has held academic appointments at Texas A&M University (Professor and founding Department Head of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science), University of Alberta, University of Toronto, and Michigan State University. Michael has published 86 peer-reviewed papers, 10 book chapters, 36 proceedings and letters, 103 technical abstracts and was the creative force establishing DSM Nutritional Science sponsored blog and Twitter accounts in 2010. Between 2010 and 2015, Michael published almost 1,000 blogs and firmly entrenched the ‘TalkingNutrition’ social media presence.
He is an active volunteer with leadership experience in the American Society for Nutrition, Institute for Food Technologists, International Food Information Council, International Life Science Institute, Council for Responsible Nutrition, Canadian Nutrition Society, and New York Academy of Science. He served as a founding Advisory Board member of the Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes within the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He was the founding chair of the Cornell University Division of Nutrition Sciences External Advisory Board and an industry representative (non-voting member) of the FDA Food Advisory Committee.
Michael I. McBurney received his B.S. in Biology (Ecology) from Carleton University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition from Cornell University. Accreditations include professional mediation (Texas Mediation Training Roundtable) and Executive Leadership I, IMD Business School.