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Alycia Bayne

Pronouns: She/Her

Associate Director
Alycia is a public health researcher with 17 years of experience conducting program evaluations for the federal government and foundations.

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.



Princeton University

Certificate, Health & Health Policy

Princeton University


Muhlenberg College

Appointments & Affiliations

Interim Chair

Healthy New Jersey 2030 Advisory Council, New Jersey Department of Health

Honors & Awards

Innovative Research on Aging Award | 2020

Mather’s Institute

Project Contributions

Older Adults and Caregivers in Public Health Emergencies

A study of the needs of older adults and caregivers during COVID-19 and resources to help them


CDC Foundation

Meals on Wheels COVID-19 Strategic Research

Surveys and interviews find increased loneliness and other unmet needs during the pandemic


Meals on Wheels

Community Health Toolkits for Rural America

Evidence-based approaches for building effective rural community health programs


Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Evaluation of the YMCA ForeverWell Expansion Project

NORC evaluated a holistic health and wellness program for older adults living in rural communities


YMCA of the USA