Justin B. Doromal is a research associate in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where he contributes to child care and early education policy projects. His research focuses on policy initiatives aiming to stabilize, build, and strengthen the availability of high-quality early care and education, and he is particularly interested in workforce stability and compensation issues. Doromal also studies how policies and systems can support families’ search for and use of early care and education programs that meet their needs.
Before joining Urban, Doromal was a postdoctoral research associate at the Annenberg Institute at Brown University. He also received an American Educational Research Association Minority Dissertation Fellowship in Education Research in 2020 to support his doctoral research on child care program closures and teacher turnover in three state policy contexts.
Doromal holds a BA in mathematics from the University of South Florida and an MPP and an MEd in educational psychology and a PhD in education policy from the University of Virginia.