Alycia Infante Bayne is a Principal Research Scientist in the Public Health Research Department. Bayne is an experienced program evaluator who brings expertise in primary data collection and analysis and qualitative research methods. Bayne has collected data in communities across the country, using site visits, interviews, focus groups, and surveys. Her evaluation findings have informed state and federal health programs and policies. Her research areas include public health, rural health, health equity, and the social determinants of health with a focus on transportation.
Bayne currently 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.
Bayne directs a portfolio of work exploring the intersection of transportation and health. She leads a project focused on older adults’ use of ride share services for the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and a study for the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety focused on identifying evidence-based practices for traffic safety campaigns. She also conducted a study on access to transportation in rural communities for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Bayne is a member of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Transportation Research Board Committee on the Safe Mobility of Older Persons. She is also a member of the Health New Jersey 2030 Advisory Council, which advises the selection of topic areas, objectives, and target-setting methodology to monitor health promotion and disease prevention interventions in the state.
Bayne has served in a leadership role on numerous cross-site 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 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 also presented widely at conferences including those sponsored by the American Evaluation Association and AcademyHealth.