Celia J. Gomez

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Associate Policy Researcher
Santa Monica Office

Education

Ed.D. in human development and education, Harvard University; Ed.M. in prevention science and practice, Harvard University; B.A. in psychology and African American Studies, Yale University

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Overview

Celia J. Gomez is an associate policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is a scholar of applied human development, with experience as both a researcher and a practitioner in multiple early childhood education settings. Her work focuses on the development, implementation, and evaluation of interventions and public policies that promote the well-being of children, youth and their families. Gomez is particularly interested in preschool and other early childhood interventions, two-generation interventions, and programs that promote social and emotional learning in P-12 education settings. She has expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods, and is interested in the application of mixed-methods techniques in policy research.

Gomez earned her Ed.D. and Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and her B.A. in psychology and African American studies from Yale University.

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