Alecia Clary is a health services researcher and implementation scientist.
At Avalere, Alecia works in healthcare transformation and care delivery innovation. Alecia focuses on using real-world evidence to design and conduct high-quality studies to evaluate and improve healthcare quality. In this role, she draws on her expertise in research methods and implementation science to assist clients in the execution of practice-based research studies. Her qualitative experience includes designing qualitative studies, writing qualitative interview and focus group guides, and analyzing and interpreting qualitative data using traditional and novel methods including directed-content analysis, qualitative comparative analysis, and coincidence analysis. Her quantitative experience includes designing quantitative studies using large secondary data sources including electronic health record, claims, administrative, operations, and registry data analyzed using epidemiologic and econometric methods.
Prior to joining Avalere, Alecia was a qualitative research analyst and research health science specialist at the Durham VA Medical Center. She held a previous role on the Institutional Review Board at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.
Alecia earned a PhD from the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill, an MSW from the UNC School of Social Work, and a BA in sociology from UNC Chapel Hill.