Research Associate

Romuald is a Research Associate at the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) where he supports numerous grants and research projects. He focuses on developing policies, tools, opportunities, and partnerships that help human services agencies improve children and families’ outcomes by creating a culture of evidence. He is skilled in mixed methodology (i.e., qualitative and quantitative) including inferential statistics such as logistic and time series regression, survey research, and content and thematic analysis. Additionally, Romuald supports APHSA's internal and external portfolio on embedding equity into human services policies, programs, and practices.

Before joining APHSA, Romuald worked at DePaul University as a Research Assistant where he implemented and evaluated policies designed to foster the social and economic mobility of children and families. In that role, Romuald developed research design for economic assistance programs and conducted performance assessment and administrative data analysis. Due to his focus on actionable and Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), Romuald highlighted the importance of blending quantitative analysis with qualitative evaluation methods that leverage the input of people with lived experiences and community to fully assess programmatic outcomes.

Romuald holds a Master of Public Administration from DePaul University School of Public Services, and he is a PhD Candidate at George Mason University’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Romuald’s main hobbies include watching sports, reading novels and comic books, and traveling across the world.