Debra Joy Pérez, Ph.D
Debra Joy Pérez, is the chief evaluation and learning officer for the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Throughout her career, she has worked to bring diverse perspectives to research and policy decision-making. Dr. Pérez has developed initiatives to foster multidisciplinary research spanning various dimensions of diversity. Prior to joining the Moore Foundation, Dr. Pérez was Vice President of Research, Evaluation and Learning for the Annie E. Casey Foundation. In that role Dr. Pérez provided leadership and direction for the Unit’s signature efforts in promoting diversity in the evaluation field. Prior to joining Annie E. Casey Foundation, Dr. Pérez was assistant vice president for research and evaluation at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, where she focused on improving the quality of healthcare, reducing disparities, and building the field of public health services and systems research.