Research seminar: October 16, 2020


U.S. college and university responses to student food and housing insecurity: A national inventory of strategies.

October 16, 2020

Many institution-level efforts to address food insecurity have emerged on college campuses, but little to no evidence exists concerning the strategies used or their reach, scope, or effectiveness.

Grutzmacher presents strategies used by colleges and universities, including which strategies are most commonly used and how use varies by institutional characteristics, including institution type and student demographics.

Co-sponsored by the COH Global Health program.

Stephanie Grutzmacher, PhD
Assistant professor

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 farm worker 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.