Celia J. Gomez is codirector of the Center for Qualitative and Mixed Methods and a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation. She is also a member of the Pardee RAND Graduate School faculty. She is a scholar of applied human development, with experience as both a researcher and a practitioner in multiple education and community-based 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.