Alyn McCarty

Senior Research Associate



B.A. in Sociology: University of Texas-Austin
M.S. in Sociology: University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S. in Population Health Sciences: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. in Sociology: University of Wisconsin-Madison


Alyn McCarty joined Research for Action in 2017 as a Research Associate. At RFA, Alyn is the project director on a large, multi-year evaluation of an early literacy program in Philadelphia pre-k centers, and conducts quantitative research and analyses on several other projects. Prior to joining RFA, Alyn was a Health Disparities Research Scholar at the Center for Women’s Health and Health Disparities Research and served as a Research Scientist for the Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Alyn’s research examines how socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in early health contribute to inequality in health and education across the life course. Alyn received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received Master’s Degrees in Population Health Sciences and Sociology from the same institution.