Christine DeMyers


Christine DeMyers, Ph.D., is an anthropologist with experience doing mixed-methods research on urban food and water insecurity. The purpose of her research is to help design and improve multi-use public environments. Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. DeMyers was a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Arizona State University. She led independent research on stakeholder roles in developing sustainable cities and grassroots solutions to social and environmental inequalities in Phoenix, Arizona, and the Colorado River Basin.

At the Institute, Dr. DeMyers integrates social science with restoration project plans in Baton Rouge and coastal Louisiana. She has helped design interdisciplinary research projects and interactive stakeholder workshops. She collects and analyzes primary data on environmental risks and restoration options from surveys, interviews, and workshops to inform the selection of project sites and or preliminary designs.