Allyson Baughman, MPH, PhD

Project Director

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Allyson Baughman is a project director at CISWH. Since joining the Center in 2016, she has worked on two HRSA-funded projects, Using Community Health Workers (CHW) to Improve Linkage and Retention in HIV Care, and the Catalyst Center (the National Technical Assistance Center for Health Care Financing and Coverage for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)), and a foundation-funded evaluation of an early intervention housing stabilization program for families with children under age 5 in Boston, MA.

Allyson has over 12 years of experience in program evaluation and public health research on a range of topics, including food insecurity, chronic homelessness, gender-based violence, the needs of lesbian, gay, and bisexual cancer survivors, Community Health Worker programs, and health care financing. She received a Master of Public Health from the Boston University School of Public Health, and a PhD in public policy and public affairs from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. For her dissertation project, she studied the impact of work requirements under welfare policy reform in 1996 on the health of low-income single mothers.

Fast Fact

Allyson has had seven cats and three dogs as pets in her life.