Dr. Matthew Salois is a skilled professional economist with experience working in academia, government, and the private sector. His education includes a bachelor’s of science in Health Services Administration, a master’s of arts in Applied Economics, both from the University of Central Florida, and a doctorate in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida. His previous experience includes working abroad at the University of Reading in the UK as a research fellow and faculty lecturer, as well as, having served as the Chief Economist and Director of Economic and Market Research for the Florida Department of Citrus.
He is currently the Director of Economic Research and Policy for Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Salois also holds a courtesy professor appointment with the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida. His expertise broadly covers three main areas: food/agriculture, nutrition/health, and public policy analysis. Dr. Salois has produced 20 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 book chapters, and numerous white papers and professional conference presentations. His current research and professional experience focuses on the role of innovation and technology in food and agricultural production, with a particular focus on animal health, sustainability, and food security.