Jessalyn T. Byrd

Senior Data Technician

Jessie Byrd is a senior data technician at the Center. She currently works on the Randomized Controlled Trial to Examine the Effects of Family Centered Treatment on Well-Being Outcomes and Public Dollar Costs and Identifying Opportunities to Prevent Child Maltreatment in the Health and Social Services Systems. She joined the Center in July 2018 as a data technician and previously worked on the Book Babies Randomized-Control Trial.

Previously, Byrd was the graduate counseling intern at the Hill Learning Center in Durham, North Carolina. She also worked as a training consultant and research assistant at the Center for Developmental Science in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


  • M.Ed., School Counseling The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2018
  • B.S., Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - 2017