Dr. Cuffey is interested in how consumer decision-making influences health, especially in the context of food markets. Current projects include analyzing how proximity to grocery stores influences store format choice and spending behavior. He is also investigating how participation in U.S. food assistance programs influences behaviors that impact individual health as well as societal well-being. In his research, Dr. Cuffey collaborates with and seeks to inform food assistance administrators, policymakers, community organizations, and stakeholders of the food and agricultural industry.

BA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Economics and German
MS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Agricultural and Consumer Economics
PhD, University of Minnesota, Applied Economics