Stephanie Grutzmacher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Global Health and Nutrition
Dr. Stephanie Grutzmacher is an Associate Professor of Global Health and Nutrition at Oregon State University. Prior to joining OSU in 2015, she was an Extension Specialist and Research Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Health.
Her research aims to understand unique experiences of food insecurity among vulnerable subpopulations 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, she is conducting studies of farmworker and farmer safety net utilization, older adults' SNAP participation, college and university responses to student food and housing insecurity, and a statewide fruit and vegetable incentive program at grocers, CSAs, and farmers markets.
Food Insecurity, SNAP, Program Evaluation, Community Food Programs, FV Incentive Programs