Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ph.D.

Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ph.D.

Assistant 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, H620 Advanced Methods in Global Health Intervention and Practice, HHS541 Global Food Security
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, 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.



Journal Article

A. L. Munger, Lloyd, T. D. S., Speirs, K. E., Riera, K. C., and Grutzmacher, S. K., More than Just Not Enough: Experiences of Food Insecurity for Latino Immigrants., Journal of immigrant and minority health / Center for Minority Public Health, vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 1548-56, 2015.


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.


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