Mari Gallagher is the President of Mari Gallagher Research & Consulting Group. She authored Examining the Impact of Food Deserts on Public Health in Chicago, a breakthrough study that popularized the term “Food Desert” nationally in 2006 and encouraged Congressman Bobby Rush to enter “Food Desert” language into the Farm Bill. In large part because of Mari’s work, millions of dollars have been invested in underserved areas across the country. Her firm has conducted similar studies all around the country. Watch her TED talk and learn more.