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Alycia Santilli


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Alycia Santilli


Alycia Santilli, MSW, is the Director the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement (CARE) at Southern Connecticut State University. Alycia received her Master in Social Work with a concentration in Community Organizing from the University of Connecticut. She worked as a community organizer for several years, organizing people to influence state policy. Recognizing the link between policy change and research, she became interested in public health research as a means for advancing public policy. Ms. Santilli began coordinating research projects at the Yale School of Public Health in 2005. She brings research skills in survey design, recruitment of hard-to-reach study participants, data collection protocol, and intervention development. She also brings skills in community-based intervention development (projects and policy-level). Ms. Santilli joined CARE shortly after its inception at Yale in 2007 and has been integral in providing administrative oversight and strategic direction for the new organization. A dedicated resident of New Haven, CARE provides a unique venue for Alycia to combine her community organizing background with her research skills to improve the health of New Haven.

Education & Training

  • MSW
    University of Connecticut (2001)
  • BA
    Eastern CT State University (1996)

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