Pamela Kumari Joshi is a senior research scientist and the associate director of the Institute for Child, Youth and Family Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. She is also the Director of Policy Research for diversitydatakids.org.
Joshi leads the development of policy equity assessments and policy indicators in the areas of work, family and income and early childhood education. She also currently leads two federally funded research studies focused on evaluating improvements to the child care subsidy program and assessing whether subsidies affect children’s care continuity and education outcomes. Her policy expertise and research include implementation, evaluating community-based interventions, systematic reviews, welfare, housing and family support programs, parental working conditions and nonstandard work shifts, and racial/ethnic health disparities.
Prior to joining diversitydatakids.org, Joshi was a research scientist at RTI International and the Harvard Kennedy School. She holds a doctorate in social policy from the Heller School at Brandeis University, a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Miami University.