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Senior Scientist, Brandeis University

Pamela Joshi researches employment and family support policies targeting vulnerable families and parental working conditions and the effects on children. She evaluates the employment and health impacts of housing policies and child care and early childhood programs. She has expertise in mixed methods research, survey research and analysis, evidence-based policy reviews and implementation evaluation.

Joshi is a Senior Scientist and the Associate Director of the Institute for Children, Youth and Families at Brandeis University who has 20 years of experience conducting research and evaluating public policies relating to family and children’s health in diverse populations. Drawing on interdisciplinary frameworks and using qualitative and quantitative research methods, Joshi develops integrated research designs that help develop effective policy recommendations geared toward enhancing program design and providing valuable findings to practitioners and policy makers. Joshi is currently the Principal Investigator of a federally-funded research grant evaluating changes to the child care subsidy system and is the Policy Research Director of, a data-driven policy and indicator project.


  • –present
    Senior Scientist and Lecturer of Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University