Alycia directs research on healthy aging, transportation and health, rural health, and social determinants of health. She has expertise in qualitative research and mixed methods and has collected data in communities across the country. Alycia has authored over 60 technical reports and publications and 50 presentations. Her evaluation findings have informed state and federal programs and policies.
Alycia directs a contract to provide research, monitoring, and evaluation support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS). She leads research on aging and health, including a study for the CDC Foundation on public health interventions that support older adults and their caregivers during public health emergencies, and evaluations for the YMCA of the USA on social connectedness, health, and aging in rural communities. Alycia also directs work exploring the intersection of transportation and health. She led a study for CDC to identify barriers and facilitators of older adults' use of ride share services. For the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, Alycia led projects to identify countermeasures for drowsy driving and evidence-based practices for traffic safety campaigns. She also led a study on access to transportation in rural communities for the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.
Alycia has served in a leadership role on many other cross-site evaluations that have implications for public health policy and practice. Alycia formerly served as 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 the interim chair of the Healthy New Jersey 2030 Advisory Council, which advises the New Jersey Department of Health on topic areas and objectives for health promotion and disease prevention interventions in the state.
Certificate, Health & Health Policy
Appointments & Affiliations
Healthy New Jersey 2030 Advisory Council, New Jersey Department of Health
Honors & Awards
Innovative Research on Aging Award | 2020
opens in new tab"Older Adult Willingness to Use Fully Autonomous Vehicle (FAV) Ride Sharing."
Journal Article | August 18, 2021
opens in new tab"Barriers and Facilitators of Older Adults’ Use of Ride Share Services."
Journal Article | April 19, 2021
opens in new tab"Engaging Patients and Stakeholders in Preresearch: Findings from the Pipeline to Proposal Awards Initiative."
Journal Article | July 16, 2020
opens in new tab"Characteristics of Ride Share Services for Older Adults in the United States."
Journal Article | January 30, 2020
opens in new tab"Environmental Scan of Ride Share Services Available for Older Adults."
Report | December 18, 2019
Environmental Scan of Ride Share Services Available for Older Adults Awarded Innovative Research on Aging Award
Press Release | August 27, 2019
opens in new tab"Building Partnerships with Philanthropies: Emerging Strategies for Rural Communities."
Report | April 26, 2019
opens in new tab"Promising Practices for Increasing Access to Transportation in Rural Communities."
Report | April 26, 2018