Celeste Doerr, Ph.D., joined PHI as a Research Scientist in 2017. A research psychologist by training, she has specialized in research and evaluation for mental-health and public-health government entities since 2013. Most recently she served the California Department of Public Health as principal investigator for a population-level survey and a large-scale media campaign evaluation.

Her work at PHI centers primarily on evaluation of SNAP-Ed programs. She is a member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and advises California’s SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies Evaluation Workgroup and two task groups of the Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators.

Dr. Doerr earned her social psychology Ph.D. and M.S. from Florida State University. She is an alumna of California State University, Sacramento, where she completed her undergraduate study in psychology.