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Christy Myer
Post-baccalaureate Researcher
Email: cmeyer00[at]
Curriculum Vitae
I'm interested in how people interact with their environments, both in terms of utilizing natural resources and how their environmental resources shape culture. My work has primarily narrowed on different ways to observe and quantify factors pertaining to holistic and natural health concerns.

Major questions for me are:
  1. How do we describe a non-dualistic science of body and mind?
  2. What has been effective in other cultures and regions outside of the bounds of so-called "Western Medicine" and why?
  3. What factors of various ghettoized traditional medicines can be reified using the scientific method?

2012 - Post-Baccalaureate Studies (The City College of New York)
2002 - 2004B.A. in Literature, magna cum laude (UC Santa Cruz)

2014 - Research Assistant, Department of Biology, City College of New York
Advisor: Dr. David J. Lohman
The evolution and biogeography of mimetic Elymnias butterflies in the Lesser Sundas, Indonesia
2013 - Research Assistant, Spencer Cox Center for Medicine, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, NYC
Advisor: Vani Gandhi, MD
Case study: Ashwagandha in treatment of people living with HIV diagnoses
2012 - 2013Project Manager, Department of Developmental Neuropsychiatry, New York Presbyterian Psychiatric Institute, Columbia-Presbyterian, NYC.
Advisor: Andrew Gerber, MD
The use of Xbox Kinect tracking software in quantifying neurokinesthetics in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders

2010 -, national initiative to provide reduced cost massage for veterans with PTSD, Founder
2008 - 2012MassageCorps, corporate massage and yoga, Owner

2014 - New York Mycological Society, Member
2013 - 2014Integrative Medicine Intern, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital, NYC
2013 - Zen Center of NYC, Sangha Member
2011 - 2014Post Theology Club, Founder
2011 - 2012Hospice of NY, Volunteer
2010Thai Yoga Certification, NYC (Ananda Apfelbaum, LMT, RYT, teacher)

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