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Craig Gundersen

Snee Family Endowed Chair, Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty - Economics
Professor - Economics

Contact Information

Email:  Craig_Gundersen@baylor.edu
Homepage:  https://www.baylor.edu/hungerandpoverty/index.php?id=980862
Campus Phone:  (217) 402-5543
Office Location:  811 Washington (Social Work) 

Consulting

  • Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Feeding America (2009 - Present)
  • Academic, Urban Institute (2007 - Present)

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA) (January 4, 2022)

Professional Memberships

  • Catholic Research Economists Discussion Organization (2013 - Present)
  • Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (1996 - Present)
  • American Economic Association (1992 - Present)

Biography

Craig Gundersen is the Snee Family Endowed Chair at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty (BCHP) and a Professor in the Department of Economics at Baylor University. He is also on the Technical Advisory Group for Feeding America, the lead researcher on Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap project, the Managing Editor for Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, a Round Table Fellow of the Farm Foundation, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) at the University of Notre Dame. His research concentrates on the causes and consequences of food insecurity and on the evaluation of food assistance programs, with an emphasis on SNAP. Gundersen is a Fellow of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA).

Publications

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"A Consideration of the Evaluation of Demonstration Projects to End Childhood Hunger (EDECH)," Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, (2021).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"A Proposal to Reconstruct the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) into a Universal Basic Income Program for Food," Food Policy, (2021).

"Food Insecurity during COVID-19," Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, (2021).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Food Insecurity on College and University Campuses: A Context and Rationale for Solutions," Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, (2021).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Oncology Registered Dietitian Nutritionists’ knowledge, attitudes and practices related to food insecurity among cancer patients: A qualitative study," Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, (2021).

"The Use of Charitable Food Assistance among Low-Income Households in the U.S.," Journal Of The Academy Of Nutrition And Dietetics, (2021).

"Association between Household Food Insecurity and Mortality in Canada: A Population-Based Retrospective Cohort Study," Canadian Medical Association Journal, (2020).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Food Banking and Food Insecurity in High-Income Countries," Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, (2020).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Food Insecurity Is Associated With Higher Health Care Use And Costs Among Canadian Adults," Health Affairs, (2020).

"Maternal Food Insecurity is Associated with Post-Partum Mental Disorders," Journal Of Nutrition, (2020).

"School-Based Weekend Feeding Program: A Comparison Group Design Documents Selection Efficacy and Appreciable Effects on School Attendance," Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, (2020).

"An Examination of the Adequacy of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefit Levels: Impacts on Food Insecurity," Agricultural and Resource Economics Review, (2019).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Food Assistance Programmes and Food Insecurity in the United States," EuroChoices, (2019).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Prescription Medication Nonadherence Associated with Food Insecurity: A Population-Based Cross-Sectional Study," CMAJ Open, (2019).

"State-Level and County-Level Estimates of Health Care Costs Associated with Food Insecurity," Preventing Chronic Disease, (2019).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"The Right to Food in the U.S.: The Role of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (2019).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Does a Nutritious Diet Cost More in Food Deserts?," Agricultural Economics (J of Intl Assn of Agri Economists), (2018).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Food Insecurity Research in the United States: Where We Have Been and Where We Need to Go," Applied Economics Perspectives and Policy, (2018).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Food Insecurity Status and Mortality among Adults in Ontario, Canada," PLOS ONE, (2018).

"Grit is Associated with Food Security among U.S. Parents and Adolescents," American Journal Of Health Behavior, (2018).

"Reconstructing SNAP to More Effectively Alleviate Food Insecurity in the U.S.," The Russell Sage Foundation Journal of the Social Sciences, (2018).

"The Relation between Food Insecurity and Mental Health Care Service Utilization in Ontario," Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, (2018).

Applied or Integration/Application Scholarship

"Using Systems Science to Gain Insight into Childhood Food Security in the United States: Report of an Expert Mapping Workshop," Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, (2018).

Basic or Discovery Scholarship

"Brief Assessment of Food Insecurity Accurately Identifies High-Risk US Adults," Public Health Nutrition, (2017).

"Food Assistance Programs and Food Insecurity: Implications for Canada in Light of the Mixing Problem," Empirical Economics, (2017).

"Food Insecurity Across the Rural/Urban Divide: Are Counties in Need Being Reached by Charitable Food Assistance?," The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, (2017).

"Partial Identification Methods for Evaluating Food Assistance Programs: A Case Study of the Causal Impact of SNAP on Food Insecurity," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, (2017).

"The Determinants of Food Insecurity among Food Bank Clients in the United States," Journal of Consumer Affairs, (2017).
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