Jessica Goldberg (she/her), PhD, has more than 20 years of experience conducting evaluations in the fields of home visiting, early childhood education, family support, and public health. Jessica’s background is in applied child development and child and family policy analysis, and she is particularly interested in mixed methods research that generates a deeper understanding of the community and policy contexts in which programs operate, and the processes by which policy priorities and program objectives are realized, challenged, and subverted during the day-to-day interactions between frontline program staff and families. Jessica has substantive experience with a wide range of mixed methods research and was a co-developer of TIER’s community evaluator model, a community-based participatory research approach TIER has incorporated into several recent evaluations. She has deep expertise in home visiting, leading evaluations of MA MIECHV and the Healthy Families Massachusetts program (HFM), the MA MIECHV 2020 Needs Assessment, and a HRSA-funded project to develop a home visiting implementation quality conceptual framework and research designs for use by MIECHV awardees and other home visiting stakeholders.
Other current projects include a place-based family support program in housing developments in Boston and Southeast Washington, DC; a pilot project, supported by Parents as Teachers National Center, to adapt Parents as Teachers for use with families with child custody loss; a municipal systems building effort to support families experiencing challenges related to substance use; and a care coordination project to reduce maternal morbidity/mortality among Black urban families. Earlier in her career, Dr. Goldberg worked with families and young children as a child care and elementary school teacher. She has a BA in English and anthropology from Oberlin College, and an MA in early education, and a PhD in child and family policy, both from Tufts University. Email Jessica >