Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ph.D.

Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 541-737-1610

Milam Hall

Milam Hall 118C

2520 SW Campus Way

2520 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

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Courses taught: 
NUTR 423/523 Community Nutrition, H 520 Health Disparities, H 575 Evaluation of Health Promotion and Education Programs, H 620 Advanced Methods in Global Health Intervention and Practice, HHS 541 Global Food Security, H 333 Global Public Health
Academic interests: 

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, a study of college and university responses to student food and housing insecurity, and a statewide evaluation of the Oregon Double Up Food Bucks program.


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.



Journal Article

K. Speirs and Grutzmacher, S. K., Lessons Learned for Enrolling Parents in a Text Message-based Nutrition Education Program, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 45, no. 4, p. S1, 2013.
L. Mackey, Grutzmacher, S. K., and Miller, C. R., Nudging Students towards Healthful Choices through Education Enhanced by Environmental Cues, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 45, no. 4, pp. S16 - S17, 2013.


Journal Article

K. E. Speirs, Messina, L. A., Munger, A. L., and Grutzmacher, S. K., Health literacy and nutrition behaviors among low-income adults., Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 1082-91, 2012.


Journal Article

S. K. Grutzmacher and Gross, S., Household food security and fruit and vegetable intake among low-income fourth-graders., Journal of nutrition education and behavior, vol. 43, no. 6, pp. 455-63, 2011.



Journal Article

S. M. Gross and Grutzmacher, S. K., Household Food Security and Fruit and Vegetable Intake Among Low-Income 4th Graders, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. S14 - S15, 2009.


Journal Article

S. K. Grutzmacher and Braun, B., Food Security Status and Food Resource Management Skills Over Time Among Rural, Low-Income Mothers, Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, vol. 2, no. 2-3, pp. 81 - 92, 2008.


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