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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

YMCA of the USA Water Safety Awareness Evaluation

An evaluation of the Y-USA’s drowning prevention program to enhance water safety knowledge among children


YMCA of the USA

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

Cyber-Abuse Research Initiative (CARI)

A comprehensive nationally representative study of technology-facilitated abuse (TFA) among U.S. young adults ages 18-35


U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women

Community Link Program Evaluation Plan

Supporting a program that addresses social and environmental determinants of health


CHI Health

Evidence-Based Behavior Campaigns for Traffic Safety

A toolkit to move from simple traffic safety education to behavioral change


AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Elder Abuse Survivor Equity (EASE) Study

Applying a cultural lens to personal and technology-facilitated elder abuse to better protect diverse communities


National Institute of Justice

Older Adult Access to Rideshare Services

First-ever study of rideshare services available to adults over 65


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Effective Traffic Safety Messaging

Developing an evaluation framework for traffic safety campaigns


Traffic Research Board of the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine

Countermeasures to Reduce Drowsy Driving

A literature review and expert discussions to identify ways to combat drowsy driving


AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety

Assessing the Impact of Injury Control Research Centers

A pilot study to assess the impact of injury control research on training, outreach, and partnerships


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Research, Monitoring, and Evaluation Support for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Providing research, monitoring, and evaluation services to support CDC’s legacy Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support (CSTLTS)


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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

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