Alexa Siegfried is a senior research scientist in the Public Health Research department at NORC. Siegfried is a qualitative and mixed methods researcher whose work focuses on supporting the public health system. She leads and supports research and evaluation studies in the areas of public health systems, rural health, public health emergency preparedness, traffic safety, and evidence-based practices.
Siegfried provides leadership on projects that seek to support and build the capacity of the public health system. Currently, projects include the Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Support contract for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for State, Territorial, Local, and Tribal Support (CSTLTS), and the Assessing Outcomes from Public Health Accreditation project for the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). She recently led evaluations to assess data collection efforts to assess public health activities, workforce and infrastructure among Tribal health departments and to assess activities and achievements of the Public Health National Center for Innovations (PHNCI).
Siegfried serves in a leadership role to develop Evidence-Based Toolkits for Rural Community Health for the NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. This body of work is in partnership with the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) and on behalf of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP). Currently, Siegfried leads development of a new toolkit on rural emergency preparedness and response and has previously led development of toolkits on topics such as community health workers, telehealth, and medication for opioid use disorder.
Siegfried also contributes to NORC’s research and evaluation studies that focus on the intersection of transportation and health. Recent projects include a three-year study for the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control to explore rideshare services as an alternative mode of transportation among older adults, and research exploring the role of behavior change campaigns in reducing traffic injuries and death, for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, for which Siegfried and colleagues developed the Evidence-Based Behavior Change Campaigns to Improve Traffic Safety toolkit.
She holds a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Health Promotion from the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health.