Debra Desrochers' research focuses on the impact of marketing activities and practices on today's markets and the consumer, with significant attention on the policy issues surrounding food marketing. Dr. Desrochers has published articles in the Journal of Retailing and the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, and has presented her research at numerous conferences. She served as a visiting scholar at the Federal Trade Commission and contributed to a research project on children's exposure to television advertising, with particular emphasis on food advertising. In addition to teaching at Notre Dame, she taught undergraduate and graduate students at Tulane University and the University of Westminster in London, and undergraduates at Georgetown University and in London at the University of Notre Dame in England. Prior to attending graduate school, she became an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and worked as an actuary at UNUM Life Insurance Company in Portland, Maine. Dr. Desrochers holds a BS in Mathematics from Bates College as well as an MBA and a PhD from the Simon Business School at the University of Rochester.