Dr. Andrew A. Zekeri is professor of sociology and graduate faculty in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at Tuskegee University. His research focuses on rural poverty, family well-being, food insecurity and nutrition among single mothers in Alabama Black Belt, and conspiracy theories about HIV/AIDS and food insecurity among HIV-positive patients. Dr. Zekeri also studies social and behavioral sciences perspective on rural health disparity issues, community and economic development in the rural South. He has published articles in several international refereed scholarly journals. In 2015, Dr. Zekeri’s book, “Issues and Challenges of the American Rural South,” was published by Cognella Academic Publishing. He holds a PhD in rural sociology from The Pennsylvania State University.