Lauren Chenarides

  • PhD Agricultural, Environmental and Regional Economics
Lauren Chenarides
312-12 Armsby
University Park, PA 16802


  1. B.A., Mathematics, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA (Class of 2008)

About Me

I am a doctoral student in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology, and Education. My research interests include food access issues, economic modeling of food retailing behaviors, consumer demand modeling, and industrial organization.

Beginning December 2014, I hold a Predoctoral Fellowship with the AFRI NIFA Grant Program. My expected completion date is December 2016.


Data Proficiency

  • ACNeilsen Homescan
  • IRI InfoScan
  • IRI Consumer Network Panel
  • EmpowerIT Defense Commissary Data
  • Neilsen TDLinx Store Characteristics Data
  • USDA ERS Food Access Research Atlas
  • USDA ERS Food Environment Atlas

Technical Proficiency

  • Stata, SAS, SQL Editor (DBeaver), ArcMap/GIS, Matlab, Excel

Teaching Experience

  • (Instructor) AG BM 302: Food Products Marketing - Spring 2013
  • (Teaching Assistant) AG BM 302: Food Products Marketing - Fall 2012