Celeste Doerr, Ph.D., is a known leader in nutrition-education evaluation in California and across the nation. As a social psychologist, she takes a particular interest in work that examines the influence of the built and social environments on human behavior, attitudes, values, and norms. She especially enjoys applying her diverse methodological skill set to construct novel and rigorous program evaluations.

Dr. Doerr’s work at the Center for Wellness and Nutrition centers primarily on evaluation of SNAP-Ed programs. She currently serves as principal investigator for a population study of low-income mothers, teens, and children on behalf of the California Department of Social Services. She has worked in program evaluation since 2013.

Dr. Doerr is a member of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues and she advises California’s SNAP-Ed Implementing Agencies Evaluation Workgroup and two task groups of the Association of SNAP Nutrition Education Administrators. She earned her Ph.D. and M.S. at Florida State University and is an alumna of California State University — Sacramento, where she completed her undergraduate study in psychology summa cum laude.