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Alicia Doyle Lynch, Ph.D.

“I got the ‘research bug’ in high school when I took my first statistics course. After having spent the majority of my high school years feeling pretty disinterested in math, I was so energized by the idea that numbers could be tangible and used to answer ‘real-world’ questions. I’m still excited every day by the intellectual, political, and logistical challenges of designing studies and collecting data to answer questions that have real-world impact.” 

The founder of Lynch Research Associates, Alicia has been contributing methodological and statistical expertise to youth development grants and research programs for over 15 years. She thrives in meeting the challenges that come with every new research project and the process of bringing nascent research questions through the rigors of research and evaluation.

Alicia has expertise in the most up-to-date statistical modeling strategies and methodological techniques and is highly skilled in assisting organizations in the collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of data and the development of research programs that promote strategic change. Alicia has helped clients publish in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals, op-eds in national periodicals, and widely disseminated research briefs.

Outside of work, Alicia loves to read (extra cheesy historical fiction is a favorite), show off her photographic memory by helping her children locate lost socks, and spend time laughing with friends and family.

Lightning Round

  • Star Wars, Star Trek, neither: Hire us to do your research, and we’ll be your Chewbacca.
  • Favorite food: Cheese. All types of cheese.
  • A little-known fact about me: I’m obsessed with soccer. Any Liverpool fans out there?
  • How I unwind: Going for a run with only a good old analog watch!

Words to live by: Everyone collects quotes from their favorite statisticians, right? “To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking [her] to perform a post-mortem examination: [She] may be able to say what the experiment died of.” ~ Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher