Phoenix Mourning-Star, PhD – Founder/Director

Dr. Phoenix Mourning-Star founded and operates Results International Research & Consulting.

Dr. Phoenix Mourning-Star is a skilled consultant, fundraiser and relationship developer with more than 15 years of experience in interdisciplinary research, event planning and cross-marketing with nationally and internationally recognized governmental and non-governmental agencies and is currently developing cyber security assessment methods for the US Marine Corps Operational Testing unit. He has direct experience in communicating complex scientific research for decision-makers during programmatic, fiscal, strategic and operational planning. Proven ability to inspire, develop and apply cutting-edge research and courses into fruition, including analyzing energy lifecycle assessments; climate/environmental policy; consulting for the Afghanistan Ministry of Agriculture following a 2011-2012 expedition in country; public health and healthcare big-data analysis using Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG) for insurance/Medicare billing; designing multiple courses; founding/operating a young researcher focused non-profit to encourage future researchers to break barriers in global environmental, energy, health and policy issues.


  • Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Performance from US Marine Corps
  • Service Recognition Award from U.S. Secretary of State
  • Colorado State University Center for Disaster and Risk Assessment Fellow
  • Duke University Global Health Policy and Governance Fellow 
  • Colorado Environmental Health Association Award
  • Environmental Protection Agency STAR (Science to Achieve Results) Grant Recipient 
  • Energy and Climate Change Expedition to Antarctica with Polar Explorer Robert Swan and 2041 
  • Certificate of Achievement  from U.S. Asst. Secretary of State for Public Affairs Mike Hammer 
  • National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship Fellow: Energy 
  • Colorado State University Program for Research and Scholarly Excellence Grant/Award 
  • CSU Presidential Pacesetter Award Recipient 
  • United States Presidential Management Fellow Nominee 
  • Northern Colorado Business Review’s Community Business Leaders Under 40 Nominee
  • Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar; New Zealand 
  • National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate Scholar


Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO
Doctorate of Philosophy: Ecology and Chemical/Biological Engineering: Diffusion of Innovations – Energy and Biofuels in Afghanistan

The George Washington University; Washington, DC
Master of Arts: International Science and Technology Policy

Nonprofit Management; Fort Collins, CO

Front Range College

University of Auckland; Auckland, New Zealand
MLS/LLM: International Environmental Law – The Environment as an International Human Right

Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO
Master of Science: Public-Environmental Health Epidemiology – Health Effects of Air Pollution on Infants

Johns Hopkins School of Public Health; Baltimore, MD
Graduate Institute for Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

University of Vermont; Burlington, VT
Master of Science: Biostatistics – Clinical Trials/Vaccine Testing Disparities in Susceptibility

Mesa State College; Grand Junction, CO
Bachelor of Science; Mathematics – Reviewing the Neyman-Pearson lemma in Applied Statistics