Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Gomez's research lies at the intersection of the public policy-making process and the politics of minority groups, with an emphasis on Latinos and immigrants. Gomez's academic and applied research contributes to our understanding of the ways in which the health and well-being of ethno-racial groups are impacted by policies and their political environment, with an emphasis on immigration and the criminal justice system. Gomez's applied and academic research has led to policy changes in the state of New Mexico and has been cited in the judiciary and congressional hearings addressing the incorporation of immigrant youth.