Allison Karpyn

Senior Associate Director

Center for Research in Education and Social Policy

Associate Professor

School of Education

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Areas of Expertise

  • Conversant in obesity, food policy, community nutrition, as well as the value and limitations of supermarkets, farmers markets and corner stores or bodegas.
  • Work includes a focus on communities where access to fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods is limited.  These so-called food deserts are often urban or rural areas where grocery stores are not within close walking or driving distance.
  • Karpyn developed and lead research and evaluation efforts in education and the social sciences, particularly in low-income communities.
  • Featured in the movie Food Frontiers, which showcases six projects from around the United States that are increasing access to healthy food in varied ways.

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