Vice President, Research and Partnerships, Feeding America

Elaine Waxman, Ph.D., is Vice President of Research and Partnerships at Feeding America, where she also previously served as Director of Social Policy Research and Analysis.  At Feeding America, Dr. Waxman oversaw the completion of Hunger in America 2010, the largest study ever conducted of emergency food assistance in the United States, and the Map the Meal Gap project, which provides the first county-level estimates of food insecurity. She has over 20 years of experience in social policy research and consulting. Dr. Waxman received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration where her research focused on opportunity in lower-level jobs and the challenges facing lower-income working families.