Hannah Pomales serves as the Senior Project Manager for the Pediatric Innovation Initiative at the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. Her work focuses on the design and implementation of research initiatives within the context of early childhood and neighborhood settings.
Hannah previously served as the Project Director of the Powerful Families, Powerful Communities Evaluation Team within the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. Hannah also served as a reseacher within Rutgers School of Social Work and the Center for Prevention Science at Rutgers, with a focus on the design, implementation, and evaluation of community-based participatory research and project initiatives related to child welfare and family wellbeing. Hannah was also a project manager and research team member within the Substance Use, Trauma, Attachment, and Resilience Initative (S.TA.R.) at Rutgers University School of Social Work, which is dedicated to advancing research and interventions to address the intersection of substance use, parenting, and childhood trauma.
Hannah graduated summa cum laude with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Clinical Concentration and Women’s and Gender Studies from Douglass Residential College, Rutgers University. She was the recipient of the Bertha Garber Modell Fellowship, Johnson & Johnson Scholarship, and Frances B. L’Hommedieu Scholarship. She was also a scholar within the Institute on Women’s Leadership at Rutgers. She has completed doctoral level courses to obtain a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University.