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Christine Steele, Research and Development, Abbott

Areas of Expertise: general nutrition, nutrition science, maternal nutrition, hospitalization and recovery nutrition as well as clinical research. 


As the director of Evidence Development and Compliance, Christine leads scientific research and compliance for Abbott’s adult and pediatric nutrition products. An expert in food science, sports medicine and medical nutrition, she helps develop products backed by research that support healthy growth and aging and the management of chronic health conditions including diabetes, malnutrition and more.

Christine joined Abbott in 2004 and has led teams of scientists responsible for developing new products, conducting nutrition research and delivering education globally. She has directed over 75 clinical nutrition trials and has authored many consumer and scientific articles including a peer-reviewed article on the importance of an overall healthy diet and lifestyle. Christine is also active in the Institute of Food Technologists.

Christine earned her PhD in Nutrition from Cornell University, Division of Nutritional Sciences and a Master of Science in Food Science also from Cornell University. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science from Purdue University and completed her dietetic coursework from the University of Northern Colorado. Christine has completed an International Food Law Certificate from the Michigan State University, and she continues to develop her knowledge and professional skills through her current pursuit of a MBA from The Ohio State University.