Helen Wilson Burns
Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies


Helen L. Wilson Burns, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado Boulder, examines the intersections of migration, gender, development, and climate adaptation through an interdisciplinary lens. Using quantitative and mixed methods, she contributes expertise in research design and analysis to multidisciplinary, multi-university collaborations focused on population and environmental change in Bangladesh, Mexico, and the rural United States.


BA, Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University
MS, Environmental Studies, University of Colorado Boulder

Research Interest

* Environmental demography
* Human migration
* Survey and mixed-method research design
* Quantitative, statistical analytical tools for complex human-environment systems