Women's Studies 40th Anniversary Celebration: Shaw Lecture, Dr. Mariana Chilton, Witnesses to Hunger: How Mothers Living in Poverty are Demanding Economic Justice
Dr. Chilton is an Associate Professor at Drexel University School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Center for Hunger-Free Communities and Co-Principal Investigator of Children’s Health Watch. Dr. Chilton founded the award-winning Witnesses to Hunger to increase women’s participation in the national dialogue on hunger and poverty. Witnesses to Hunger was recognized as a White House Champion Non-profit. Dr. Chilton has testified before the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives on the importance of child nutrition programs and other anti-poverty policies. She has served as an advisor to Sesame Street and to the Institute of Medicine. Her awards include the Unsung Hero Award for Improving the Lives of Women and Girls from Women’s Way and the Young Professional Award in Maternal and Child Health from the American Public Health Association. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, the Philadelphia Inquirer, public radio, CBS National News, and MSNBC. Her work also was featured in a 10-part front page Philadelphia Inquirer Series, Portrait of Hunger. Dr. Chilton received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from the University of Oklahoma, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University.