Stephanie’s research aims to understand unique experiences of food insecurity among vulnerable populations in order to identify best practices for food safety net and nutrition education programs. She works with SNAP-Ed, extension, and community collaborators to develop, implement, and evaluate programmatic strategies in family, school, retail, worksite, service agency, and community settings. She also facilitates a community development and capacity building partnership with public health and agriculture faculty at two universities in Ethiopia. Currently, Stephanie is conducting a study of farmworker and farmer safety net utilization, a study of older adults’ SNAP participation, and a study of college and university responses to student food and housing insecurity.
Dr. Grutzmacher received her PhD in Family Science from the University of Maryland in 2007. Prior to joining OSU in 2015, she was an Extension Specialist and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
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