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Mariana Chilton

Mariana Chilton, PhD

Professor and Director, Center for Hunger-Free Communities

Dornsife School of Public Health

Contact:

mariana.m.chilton@drexel.edu

215.762.6512

Mariana Chilton, PhD, MPH is an Associate Professor at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and is Co-Principal investigator of Children's HealthWatch, and national research network that investigates the impact of public assistance programs on the health and wellbeing of young children and their caregivers. Dr. Chilton founded Witnesses to Hunger, a participatory action study to increase women’s participation in the national dialogue on hunger and poverty.

She is principal investigator of the Building Wealth and Heath Network, which is designed to incentivize entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.  Most recently she served as the Co-Chair of the Bi-partisan National Commission on Hunger, where she was appointed to advise Congress and the United States Department of Agriculture on how to end hunger in America. She has testified before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on the importance of child nutrition programs and other anti-poverty policies.  She has served as an advisor to "Sesame Street" and to the Institute of Medicine. Her awards include the “Nourish Award” from MANNA, the “Unsung Hero Award” for Improving the Lives of Women and Girls from Women’s Way and the Young Professional Award in Maternal and Child Health from the American Public Health Association. Her work has been featured in the documentary "A Place at the Table," and in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, public radio and CBS National News.

Dr. Chilton received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.

Chilton's expertise includes human rights and health, race, ethnicity and poverty, nutrition and chronic disease, hunger, women and children, complementary and alternative medicine and religion and medicine.

More information about Chilton

For news media inquiries, contact Frank Otto at fmo26@drexel.edu or 215.571.4244.

In the News

  • Speaking Out Against Trump's Cruel Budget for My Daughter's Sake

    Sherita Mouzon, a participant in Witnesses to Hunger, an initiative of the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, wrote an op-ed on the proposed White House budget’s effect on food benefits that ran Feb. 19 in the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily NewsMariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the school and founding director of the center, was mentioned in the piece.

  • Trauma Support May Help Low-Income Families Earn More

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Feb. 14 Reuters story about her study into how trauma support can help families on welfare earn more money. The story was picked up by multiple radio and TV stations’ websites.

  • Drexel Program Addresses Trauma to Help Women in Poverty Save Money - and One Day Create a Bank

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Jan. 29 Philadelphia Inquirer feature on the center’s savings education program for people on welfare, the Building Wealth and Health Network.

  • Hunger in Philadelphia Increases While Declining Nationwide

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 1 Philadelphia Inquirer story about how the number of people struggling with hunger in Philadelphia has risen over the last six years while that number has declined in the rest of the country.  

  • Childhood Hunger in North Philadelphia More Than Triples

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was featured in a Sept. 18 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the tripling of child poverty in North Philadelphia since 2008. Chilton was also quoted in a Sept. 14 WHYY/Newsworks.org story about the U.S. Census' poverty data.

  • Things to Know About Lead in Water

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a July 18 story on PlanPhilly about a lead testing project in Philadelphia. Tianna Gaines-Turner, a member of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities’ Witnesses to Hunger program, was also quoted in the story.

  • Should the Government Spend More on Food Aid?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Congressional Quarterly Researcher article July 7 on federal food aid and why Congress should spend more on it. 

  • Food Stamp Rolls Plummet in States That Restore Work Requirements

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, had her June 4 Hill op-ed quoted in a July 4 Fox News story on work requirements being implemented in order for people to receive federal benefits. 

  • Trump Budget Puts America on Starvation

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the School of Public Health and director of the Center For Hunger-Free Communities, authored a column for The Hill on June 4 about the effect of the president's proposed cuts to the federal food stamp program. A related story quoting Chilton ran in the Philly Voice on June 1.

  • Lawmakers Recognizing Need For Food Stamps May Block Trump From Cutting Program by $4.6B

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was interviewed in a May 24 WHYY/Newsworks story about proposed cuts to the federal food stamp program.

  • This Trendy Restaurant Lets Customers Pay What They Can Afford

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a May 22 Huffington Post story on the EAT Cafe, which the Center established. She was also featured in an accompanying video.

  • Nutrition Policy Advocates Fear Cuts to Food Stamp Program

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was interviewed for a May 3 WHYY/Newsworks story on funding of programs like food stamps.

  • Philly's First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Went Viral. Then What?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were quoted in an April 24 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the next steps for the pay-what-you-can restaurant opened late last year.

  • The Crowd and the Cloud: Philly Unleaded

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communitirs, and Michelle Taylor, program manager of Witnesses to Hunger, an initiative of the Center, were featured in a show called "The Crowd and the Cloud" that aired April 13 on WHYY-TV. The show featured the Witnesses program as its members tested their homes' drinking water for lead levels.

  • Trump Took a Hit on Healthcare, But He's Still Winning Bigly

    A March 27 Penn Live column cited and quoted a Philadelphia Daily News op-ed by Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, about President Trump's executive agenda. 

  • Trump Budget Proposal Would Cut Federal Programs For Poor

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quotedin a March 20 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about how President Trumps proposed cuts to federal anti-poverty programs would affect public health.

  • Immigrants are Going Hungry so Trump Won’t Deport Them

    Research by Mariana Chilton, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was referenced and linked to in a March 16 Washington Post article on immigrants forgoing food benefits out of fear of drawing attention to themselves and being deported.

  • Food Sleuth Radio, Mariana Chilton Interview

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and the head of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was interviewed for a March 9 episode of Public Radio Exchange's "Food Sleuth Radio." The episode focused on food insecurity and the myths surrounding it.

  • Charitable Restaurants and Chefs Give Back

    The EAT Café, the pay-what-you-can restaurant run by the Dornsife School of Public Health’s Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was included in a slideshow on USA Today’s website on March 3 that featured charitable restaurants.

  • EAT Café: Everyone at the Table, Paul Santoleri AKA Pawzant, Karen Singer Tileworks

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were both interviewed for a segment of WHYY’s “Friday Arts” program that profiled the café.

  • Free Meals Served with a Side of Respect

    The EAT Café, a project of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was featured in a Jan. 30 Mother Nature Network article about full-service restaurants focused on serving those living in poverty.

  • 'There's a Dignity to This Place': Inside the World of Pay-What-You-Can Restaurants

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were both quoted in a Jan. 23 Washington Post story on pay-what-you-can establishments that specifically highlighted the EAT Café.

  • Philadelphia Cafe has a ‘Pay-What-You-Can’ Payment System for the Poor

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 25 True Viral News story about the EAT CAfe, a pay-what-you-can restaurant she established.

  • Anti-Hunger Advocates Concerned About Food Stamp Cuts

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 12 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about concerns that the new presidential administration and Congress might cut federally funded food stamp programs.

  • This Woman Wants to Open Pay-What-You-Want Restaurants Across America

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Dec. 8 Mic.com story about her work to establish the EAT Café, a university-suppored pay-what-you-can restaurant in West Philadelphia. She was also quoted in a related story about the cafe on Vice.com's "Munchies" blog on Dec. 12.

  • Local Chefs Put Dignity on the Menu

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Center’s EAT Café, were both interviewed about food insecurity on the Nov. 23 episode of WHYY’s “Radio Times.”

  • Anti-Poverty Advocates Brace For How Trump Will Fill In Policy Blanks

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Nov. 16 NPR story about how anti-poverty advocates are preparing for a Trump administration and a new Republican Congress.

  • Philly's First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant is Open. Why is Hardly Anyone Eating There?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the EAT Café, were both quoted in a Nov. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Cafe in its second week after opening. The University City Review also did an article on the Cafe that printed Nov. 2 in which Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was also quoted.

  • Philly's First Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant is Open. Why is Hardly Anyone Eating There?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the EAT Café, were both quoted in a Nov. 10 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Cafe in its second week after opening. The University City Review also did an article on the Cafe that printed Nov. 2 in which Jonathan Deutsch, PhD, professor in the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was also quoted.

  • Vetri, Drexel University Unveil Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant

    Coverage of the opening of the EAT Café, a pay-what-you-can restaurant supported by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities of the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was picked up by WABC-TV (ABC-New York) on Oct. 27. Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Café, were quoted.

  • You Pay What You Can at the New EAT Cafe in West Philadelphia

    The opening of the EAT Café, a pay-what-you-can restaurant supported by the Center for Hunger-Free Communities of the Dornsife School of Public Health and the Center for Hospitality & Sport Management, was covered by several media outlets, with stories quoting Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, and Donnell Jones-Craven, general manager of the Cafe. The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a story on Oct. 26, segments on the Cafe were featured on the same day during newscasts on KWY-TV (CBS-3), WPVI-TV (6-abc), WCAU-TV (NBC-10), WTXF-TV (FOX-29) and WPHL-TV (PHL-17). Another segment on the opening ran during FOX-29's morning broadcast on Oct. 27 and 13 different FOX-affiliated news programs across the country featured the story as well.  

  • Commentary: Poverty Must Be at The Forefront of Presidential Campaign

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, penned an op-ed for the Oct. 7 Philadelphia Daily News on why poverty needs to be more of a focus in the presidential election.

  • What Happens When States Don't Punish The Poor For Saving Money?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in an Aug. 23 Next City story about federal cash assistance programs and how asset limits are counterintuitive.

  • Study of Philly Neighborhoods Finds Big Disparities in Health-care Access by Race

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in an Aug. 9 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the racial gap in health care access in Philadelphia.

  • Mariana Chilton on KYW-Newsradio

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was interviewed on KYW-Newsradio May 27 about the advocacy program, Witnesses to Hunger, that she founded in light of one of the participants being the focus of a new documentary.

  • Food Insecurity Worst In South Jersey, Report Says

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a May 13 WHYY/Newsworks.org story on food insecurity being particularly impactful in southern New Jersey.

  • New Restaurant Lets Customers Pay-What-You-Can In an Effort to Build Community 

    The upcoming EAT Café was featured in a CBSLocal.com story March 30. Donnell Jones-Craven, the café’s general manager, Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Dornsife School of Public Health, and Callie Perrone, community engagement and communications fellow for the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, were all quoted or mentioned.

  • Oh SNAP! Cuts to Food Stamp Program Coming Soon

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed on March 18's "Chasing the Dream" program on WNET in New York. She discussed cuts coming to food stamps.

  • New Restaurant Lets 'Everyone At The Table' Build Community

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center For Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a March 7 Philadelphia magazine "FooBooz" blog post about EAT Café, a collaboration with the Vetri Foundation to create pay-as-you-wish restaurants to help build community and combat food insecurity around the city.

  • Over 1 Million Face Loss Of Food Aid Over Work Requirements

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger Free Communities, was quoted in an Associated Press story on Feb. 18 about changes to food stamp access.

  • Over 1 Million Face Loss of Food Aid Over Work Requirements 

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Jan. 30 Associated Press story on the effects of work requirements on food benefits. The story was picked up by more than 100 media outlets, including U.S. News & World Report, Yahoo! News, The Chicago Tribune and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

  • Editorial: Despite Nation’s Wealth, Hunger Shadows Millions of Americans

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Daily Hampshire Gazette editorial on the nation’s hunger issues despite widespread wealth.


  • Hunger Project Launches in D.C.

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was named as a “key hunger activist” Jan. 19 in Politico’s coverage of the opening of a Washington D.C. Witnesses to Hunger site. The Washington Informer also featured Witnesses to Hunger in a Jan. 14 post.

  • New Report Puts Spotlight on Poverty, Hunger Programs

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was mentioned in in a Jan. 11 Roll Call story about a report from the National Commission on Hunger, which she co-chaired.

  • Task Force Proposes Food Stamp Improvements to Reduce Hunger in US

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in an Al Jazeera America story about a report from the National Commission on Hunger, which she co-chaired.

  • Pediatricians Urged to Screen All Children for Hunger

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed on WHYY-radio (91-FM) on Oct. 28 about screening children for food insecurity. 

  • Pediatricians Are Asked to Join Fight Against Childhood Hunger

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a New York Times story on Oct. 23 about pediatricians screening children for food insecurity.

  • Census: Poverty Level Steady in Philadelphia, Drops in Camden

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Sept. 17 Philadelphia Inquirer article about poverty levels in Philadelphia and Camden. Neeta Fogg, PhD, labor expert at Drexel's Center for Labor Markets and Policy, was also quoted.

  • Rex Smith: Hunger in a Land of Food Abundance

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in an Albany Times-Union article on May 16 about the work of the Congressionally appointed National Hunger Commission which she co-chairs.

  • Pa. to Eliminate Asset Test for Food Stamps

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on April 22 about Pennsylvania eliminating the asset test for food stamp recipients.

  • How has Mayor Nutter Done During his Tenure?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on Feb. 8 about Philadelphia’s progress during Mayor Nutter’s tenure.

  • Do America’s Hungry Children Matter?

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, authored an opinion article for BillMoyers.com on Jan. 21 about the State of the Union Address and the impact of policies on hungry children.

  • Tavis Smiley to moderate poverty discussion at CCP

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was mentioned in an Oct. 16 Philadelphia Tribune article about the Philadelphia stop of national media personality Tavis Smiley’s “Poverty Tour 2.0.”

  • New Haven City Hall Display Documents Hunger Through Photos

    The Witnesses to Hunger program from the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health was featured in a FOX-Connecticut segment on Sept. 17 about a Witnesses exhibit in New Haven.

  • USDA: Despite slight improvement, hunger persists

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Sept. 4 Philadelphia Inquirer article and a Sept. 3 Al Jazeera America article about annual levels of food security in America.

  • Breaking down Paul Ryan’s poverty plan

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was a guest on “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC on Aug. 9, discussing Paul Ryan’s proposed policies to combat poverty.

  • House Republicans looking to slash food stamps are determined to close a loophole that doesn’t exist

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was quoted in a July 28 Slate article about potential cuts to food stamps.

  • Anti-Poverty Leaders Respond to Paul Ryan

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, and Tianna Gaines-Turner, a participant in the center’s Witnesses to Hunger program, authored commentaries about congressional poverty policy that were published on BillMoyers.com on July 26

  • How The Tens Of Millions Of Kids Who Rely On School For Food Get Fed During Summer Break

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a ThinkProgress article on May 22 about replacing school meals for children during summer breaks.

  • Hunger-fighter determined to share story

    A story in the Philadelphia Daily News on May 14 featured Barbie Izquierdo, a participant in the Witnesses to Hunger program in the School of Public Health, for her experience as a member of Witnesses and speaking out about hunger and poverty. Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities, was mentioned.

  • In ruins: How Philadelphia became the poorest big city in America

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Daily News article on May 13 about the roots of deep poverty in Philadelphia.

  • Exhibit at City Hall Puts Local Face on Hunger

    The Witnesses to Hunger program and its exhibit in Boston were featured in a Boston Neighborhood Network TV segment on May 1. Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted.

  • Hunger is a 'silent crisis' in the USA

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a USA Today article on April 16 about the hunger crisis in America. The center’s Witnesses to Hunger program and participant Tianna Gaines-Turner were also featured.

  • State, Food Bank boost school breakfasts

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was featured in a photo caption in the Delaware News Journal on April 7 for her participation in a Delaware anti-hunger conference. The center’s Witnesses to Hunger program was featured in the story.

  • On the Boards

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was included in the March 17 Philly.com “On the Boards” list for her appointment to the National Commission on Hunger by U.S. Sen. Bob Casey.

  • Childhood hunger in Philly: How can we help?

    The Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health was mentioned in a March 17 Philly.com post authored by George Matysik, the director of governmental affairs and public policy for Philabundance, about childhood hunger.

  • The Massive Policy Failure That Paul Ryan Wants To Emulate

    The Witnesses to Hunger program in the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health was mentioned in a ThinkProgress article on March 5 about welfare reform, in which a Witnesses participant was quoted.

  • Paul Ryan wages war on the War on Poverty

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a CNN.com story on March 3 about the modern war on poverty.

  • Dealing with food stamp cut is no SNAP

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a front-page article in the Philadelphia Daily News on Feb. 28 about cuts to food stamps. The center’s Witnesses to Hunger program was also featured.

  • Playing Games with Hunger

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health was quoted and the center’s research was featured in an article in the April issue of Ms. magazine.

  • Big cuts to food-stamp program will hit Pa., N.J. hard

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Feb. 5 about anticipated impacts of cuts to food stamps in the Farm Bill passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The influence of the Center’s Witnesses to Hunger program on the vote was also discussed.

  • After SNAP cuts, adjusting to life with fewer meals

    Tianna Gaines-Turner, a participant in the Witnesses to Hunger program in the School of Public Health, was interviewed for a story on WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org on Feb. 4 about the impact of cuts to food stamps on low-income families.

  • Living and fighting in poverty

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was a guest on “All In with Chris Hayes” on MSNBC on Jan. 13, discussing the war on poverty and the lives of women and families living in poverty.

  • Business should be part of the solution in the war on poverty

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in The Guardian on Jan. 8 in a story about the role of businesses in combating poverty.

  • Mostly ignored, shifts emerge in the politics of poverty

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a CNN.com article on Jan. 1 about political shifts in the response to poverty.

  • Unrelenting Poverty Leads To 'Desperation' In Philly Schools

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted on NPR’s “All Things Considered” on Nov. 21 in a story about the impact of poverty on the Philadelphia school system.

  • Witnesses to Hunger (and Poverty) on the Hill

    Mariana Chilton, PhD, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, and participants in the Center’s Witnesses to Hunger program, were featured in an article in The Nation on Nov. 19 about the participants’ meetings with legislators about their experiences with poverty and public assistance.

  • To survive, you gotta have a hustle

    Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Daily News story on October 3 about under-the-table entrepreneurial activity among people in poverty, shown through the story of a Philadelphia woman who grows food and sells meals in her community.

  • Camden exhibit looks at hunger firsthand

    The “Witnesses to Hunger” program of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health was featured in a Courier-Post story on September 21 for its Camden photo exhibit. Molly Knowles, a research coordinator for the Center, was quoted.

  • 'All you can do is pray': What poverty in America really looks like

    The “Witnesses to Hunger” program of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was the focus of an article on NBCNews.com on September 20, highlighting this week’s exhibit of photos from women in Camden shining a light on the experience of poverty and hunger.

  • Poverty dips in city, but need for food stamps rises

    Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article on September 19 about regional and national trends in poverty and eligibility for food stamps. A separate Philadelphia Inquirer article also featured the Center’s Witnesses to Hunger photo exhibit in Camden, N.J.

  • New Ad Campaign Targets Childhood Hunger

    Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a New York Times article on September 5 about a new ad campaign intended to address childhood hunger.

  • Many Americans Still Struggling to Feed Their Families

    Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, authored a guest blog post about child hunger and USDA data on food insecurity, that was published on BillMoyers.com on September 4.

  • Shutter to Think

    Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was quoted and featured in the September issue of SJ Magazine in an article about the “Witnesses to Hunger” program she founded debuting in Camden, N.J.

  • Paul Ryan's Poverty Hearing Slammed by Testimony From Woman in Poverty

    The Witnesses to Hunger program in the School of Public Health was mentioned in a U.S. News & World Report article on August 5 about testimony submitted to Congress by one of the program’s participants, Tianna Gaines-Turner, about living in poverty in the U.S.

  • A Place at the Table

    Dr. Mariana Chilton, an associate professor and director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities in the School of Public Health, was interviewed on PBS on August 2 about A Place At The Table, a 2012 documentary film on hunger in the United States. On August 5, Chilton was quoted in an August 5 Philadelphia Inquirer story on the science behind people negatively reacting to the poor.

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