John A. Kirlin
Assistant Deputy Director for SNAP Research
John Kirlin is the Assistant Deputy Director for Supplemental
Nutrition Assistance Program Research in ERS' Food Assistance and
Nutrition Research Program (FANRP). His research interests are in
the areas of program evaluation, research design, the impacts of
electronic benefit transfer (EBT) systems, consumer decisions
regarding program participation and food purchasing, and nutrition
Prior to joining ERS, John was at the Office of Research,
Nutrition, and Analysis (ORNA) at USDA's Food and Nutrition Service
where he served as ORNA's project director for the WIC Special
Project Grants program and designed and managed several evaluation
projects. Prior to coming to USDA, John directed a number of
evaluations of food assistance programs while a senior associate at
Abt Associates Inc., including an Assessment of WIC
Cost-Containment Practices and several evaluations of EBT pilot
demonstrations for the Food Stamp Program.
John has a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from Harvard
John A. Kirlin et al. Report to Congress: The Nebraska Rural
Area Eligibility Determination Pilot for the CACFP, USDA, FNS, July
John Kirlin, Nancy Cole, and Chris Logan.
Assessment of WIC Cost-Containment Practices: Final
Report, E-FAN-03-005, USDA, ERS, February 2003.
John Kirlin and Chris Logan.
Effects of EBT Customer Service Waivers on Food Stamp Recipients:
Final Report, E-FAN-02-007, UDSA, ERS, June 2002.
John Kirlin, Nancy Cole, William Adam and Charles Pappas,
Feasibility Study of Capturing Food Data at Checkout,
USDA, FNS, September 1999.
John Kirlin and William Adam, Food Stamp EBT Systems and
Program-Eligible vs. Non-Eligible Food Items: Report to
Congress, USDA, FNS, August 1998.