Marcella Hurtado Gómez, Ph.D., Associate, has expertise in social issues related to immigrant populations, the utilization of evidence-based programming with ethnic minority youth and families, and managing grant-funded programs in community-based organizations. Dr. Hurtado Gómez has 10 years of experience in conducting, analyzing, and disseminating research. She has expertise in program monitoring and evaluation, running statistical analysis, writing outcome reports, and presenting findings in pragmatic terms to a variety of audiences. She has worked on projects involving large data sets and building research studies from the ground up. She is familiar with both qualitative and quantitative research in all phases (theory, design, implementation, and analysis). She also has experience conducting literature reviews and using research to inform program development. Across these experiences, she has worked with diverse groups in community and academic settings, including teaching abroad. Before joining Community Science, Dr. Hurtado Gómez worked as the internal program evaluator for the LEADER Consortium and was responsible for conducting a large- scale outcome evaluation for a federally funded institutional transformation grant.
Dr. Hurtado Gómez was part of a professional folkloric dance group which performed a range of traditional dances from all regions of Mexico. Their dances included La Danza de Los Machetes (dance of the machetes) and El Jarabe Tapatío (commonly known as the Mexican hat dance).