Alycia Infante Bayne is a Principal Research Scientist in the Public Health Research Department. Bayne designs and conducts evaluations of health programs. She has expertise in primary data collection and analysis and qualitative research methods. Bayne has collected data in communities across the country, using site visits, interviews, and focus groups. Her evaluation findings have informed state and federal health programs and policies. Her research areas include public health, rural health, health policy, and underserved populations.
Bayne has served in a leadership role on a number of evaluations of community-based initiatives, including an assessment of community health coalitions after federal funding has ended for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, an evaluation of the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health program for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an evaluation of the Advancing System Improvements to Support Targets for Healthy People 2010 Program for the Office on Women’s Health, and an evaluation of the 330A Outreach Authority programs for the Health Resources and Services Administration Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Bayne leads the development of evidence-based toolkits on rural community health for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. She also leads evaluation activities for a project funded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health to advance health equity in Medicare. Further, Bayne directs a qualitative research study for the CDC to assess the barriers and facilitators of older adults' use of ride share services.
Bayne has presented evaluation findings to federal agencies as well as task forces such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Healthy Weight Task Force and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Bayne has presented her work at conferences including those sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and AcademyHealth. She has authored a number of technical reports and case studies and is a member of the American Evaluation Association. Bayne is also a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Transportation Research Board Committee on Safe Mobility of Older Persons.