Christine M. Olson

Christine M. Olson, Professor of Nutritional Sciences, was involved in the initial development of the questions used annually in the Current Population Survey to assess the food security status of households in the United States. She conducts research on the antecedents and consequences of food insecurity in food-rich countries with a particular focus on women and their children, health and human capital issues, and rural poverty. She has over 30 years of involvement in extension-outreach programs with Cornell Cooperative Extension and contributed to the outreach activities of this ISS theme project. She brings expertise in the use of mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) and longitudinal research approaches to development of theory and measures relevant to poverty-associated nutrition and health issues. She coordinated the seminars on the Measurement portion of the project.


Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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