Adjunct Associate Professor
Mary K. Muth is the director of RTI International’s Food, Nutrition, and Obesity Policy Research Program. She has more than 20 years of experience analyzing the impacts of policies, regulations, and other initiatives affecting food and agriculture with a focus on nutrition, food safety, food waste, food pricing, food labeling, and related topics. She conducts studies using store and household scanner data, food consumption data, and industry survey data and develops models to assess the economic impacts of food policy. She has testified before Congress, briefed congressional and administration staff on study results, and served on multiple National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committees. Dr. Muth has a PhD in economics from North Carolina State University, a MS in agricultural economics from Cornell University, and a BS in agricultural and managerial economics from the University of California, Davis.