Erica Greenberg is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute. Her research spans various early childhood programs and policies, including state prekindergarten, Head Start, subsidized child care, and home visiting. She also examines inequality in K–12 education and the ways in which early intervention can address it.
Greenberg's recent projects assess infant/toddler care and preschool using several large datasets, including the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Birth and Kindergarten Cohorts, and the National Survey of Early Care and Education. She is also investigating early childhood program access among low-income immigrant families in California and leading ongoing studies of universal preschool and its implications for educational equity.
Before joining Urban, Greenberg was a fellow in the Institute of Education Sciences Interdisciplinary Doctoral Training Program in Quantitative Education Policy Analysis; an intern in the US Department of Education Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development; and a prekindergarten teacher in Washington, DC.
Greenberg holds a BA from Yale University. She received both her MA in political science and her PhD in education policy from Stanford University.