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Mike Payne


Dairy Outreach Coordinator

Research Interests

Dr. Michael Payne is a researcher and outreach coordinator at the Western Institute of Food Safety and Security (WIFSS) a center within the University of California’s School of Veterinary Medicine. Holding doctorates in both veterinary medicine and toxicology, Dr. Payne has worked as a veterinarian in extension, academics and private practice. He is Director of the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program, an industry, academic regulatory partnership which promotes the health and welfare of livestock, consumers and the environment through outreach, education and research.