Our Team


Dr. Barbara Bedney

Director of Research and Evaluation


Barbara Bedney, PhD, MSW, is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center on Aging and Trauma. She helps grantees with goal-setting, evaluation, and measuring impact, and works with Federation lay and professional leaders to identify trends in domestic human services and disseminate service models and best practices throughout the Federation Movement. Her areas of expertise include aging, family caregiving, and program planning and evaluation, and she has created numerous resource materials, issue briefs, trainings, and program models. Previously, Barbara worked at the University of Illinois-Chicago on an HIV prevention project for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; examined national long-term care needs and trends at the University of California, San Francisco; and practiced social work in New York City. Barbara is a member of the American Public Health Association, American Society on Aging, Gerontological Society of America, and American Evaluation Association, and has facilitated and presented at sessions for each of these organizations. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of California, San Francisco, an MSW from New York University, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles.