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Staff Spotlight: Lindsay Bynum

Lindsay Bynum, Ph.D., Senior Analyst, has extensive research and evaluation experience in community, organizational, and systemic factors that facilitate pro-social behavior, particularly in the contexts of civic engagement and volunteerism. She is adept in qualitative and quantitative research methods—from interviews to hierarchical linear models—and in evaluation techniques, including development of logic models and design of dashboards. Dr. Bynum has honed her knowledge and skills through a variety of professional experiences. At Community Science, Dr. Bynum serves on the research and evaluation teams for initiatives, including a study to test a framework for facilitating community data collaboration and an evaluation of a national project to engage emerging professionals in health disparity research and studies, both funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. She also works on an assessment of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Models for Change initiative’s sustainability and long-term reach and effectiveness. Before joining Community Science, Dr. Bynum worked for the Multiple Opportunities to Reach Excellence Project, where she studied the relationship between children’s anxiety and their exposure to violence. She sharpened her focus on factors that facilitate pro-social behavior when she served as evaluation and data analyst for the Community Schools Initiative through the Chicago Public School District, where she examined the role of the school in building a healthy and positive environment for children and their families. Dr. Bynum is the recipient of the Abraham Lincoln Fellowship from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and earned a doctoral degree in community psychology from UIC. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling and exploring what is unique about a place, as well as trying new restaurants and recipes.

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