The focus of the research is to study the relationship between food access and regional food systems.

"Enhancing Food Security of Underserved Populations in the Northeast Through Sustainable Regional Food Systems" (EFSNE) is a large-scale multidisciplinary project conducted with partners across the 12-state Northeastern US.

The overall project goal is to determine whether greater reliance on regionally produced food could improve food access and affordability in disadvantaged communities, while also benefiting farmers, food supply chain firms and others in the food system.

Researchers from approximately 12 different disciplines pursuing multiple types of biological, economic, and sociological research have formed four research sub-teams: