Carlotta Joyner

Senior Project Manager/Analyst

Dr. Carlotta Joyner managed the CDC Green Housing Study in 2011 through 2015, overseeing the work of project partners Harvard School of Public Health and the University of Cincinnati. She also provided technical support for internal strategic planning for Solutions. She previously provided technical support for NCHH’s evaluation of the New York State’s Lead Primary Prevention Program from 2008 to 2010. As a private consultant, Dr. Joyner provided research and program evaluation services for education, employment, health, and human service programs. Other services have included analyzing and summarizing research on international education and foreign language programs and designing and carrying out evaluation of a nationwide federally funded employment program for youth offenders and youth at risk of court involvement. She was personally involved as a court-appointed advocate for the best interests of children under court supervision. In 2019-2020, she did field work on the 2020 decennial census.

From March 1980 through October 2001, Dr. Joyner was with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, DC, where she served as an executive providing leadership to support decision makers within both parties in Congress; managed complex, multidisciplinary research and evaluation studies; and taught program evaluation methodology. Her 150-plus publications cover public health programs; occupational safety and health programs; health and human services programs; elementary and secondary education programs and funding; financial aid and access to higher education; workforce development programs and labor laws; and management, performance, and accountability in federal programs. Dr. Joyner has a Ph.D. and Master of Science degree in social psychology from The Pennsylvania State University as well as a Master of Arts degree from George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.