Marie Gualtieri earned her doctoral degree in sociology from North Carolina State University. Her research interests include gerontology, food insecurity, poverty and health, and public policy. Marie's current research focuses on the experiences of food insecurity among older adults in the United States and the impact of food insecurity on their health and well-being. Her research has been published in Generations, Home Healthcare Now, Society, and The Journal of Applied Social Science, as well as featured in Next Avenue and Forbes Magazine. In 2017, Marie was the recipient of the American Society on Aging's Graduate Student Research Award.