Lindy Olive is a research project coordinator at Northwestern University. She manages projects related to how women spend their time in a day (the 24-hour cycle) and outcomes for cardiovascular health. While at Auburn, she focused on local food systems, meal kits for low-income families, and women’s unpaid labor. She aims to make health research more participatory at every stage and hopes to begin a PhD program in the near future. Lindy received a bachelors in nutrition (2016) and masters in rural sociology (2018) from Auburn University, and she now lives in Chicago.
William "Bill" Cahalin is the multimedia webmaster for Auburn's College of Ag Comm-Marketing & Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station. An alumnus of Belmont University in Nashville, his work spans the music industry, publishing, aerospace, and enjoys lavish cocktail garnishes.
Parasite examined for its link to poor diet, obesity
With the obesity rate sitting at 36 percent and climbing, researchers are investigating factors contributing to the notoriously poor diet quality in the United States. One possibility might be a common parasite that causes impulsive decisions and changes risk...
Research examines results of competing policies on healthy food choices
An Auburn University research project attempts to determine which approach best improves access to healthy food choices for food assistance recipients in the United States — more government benefits or more grocery stores. The study — authored by Joel Cuffey,...
“Agrivoltaic” research combines solar energy, food production
Auburn University researchers in the College of Agriculture’s Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Department are participating in a new USDA project to optimize design for “agrivoltaic” systems — fields with both crops and solar panels — that will maintain crop...