Kimberly Bailey, MS, is Associate Director for the Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Sciences program at the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). In this role, she oversees a number of PCORI’s targeted investments on topics, including multiple sclerosis and the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder, and manages a diverse comparative effectiveness research portfolio.

Bailey joined PCORI in 2014 as an Engagement Officer, acting as a liaison between the Science and Engagement departments to ensure the meaningful engagement of patients and other stakeholders throughout the course of PCORI-funded projects. Subsequently, she served as a Program Officer in PCORI’s Clinical Effectiveness and Decision Science program and PCORI’s Research Synthesis program.

Prior to joining PCORI, Bailey was research director and program director for health system improvement at Families USA, where she led the organization’s work on payment reform, delivery reform, and quality improvement. She also provided quantitative and policy analysis on a range of healthcare issues.

Bailey served as a member of the PCORI Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement between 2013 and 2014, before she joined PCORI as a staff member.

Bailey earned a BA in planning, public policy, and management from the University of Oregon and an MS in health policy, planning, and financing from the London School of Economics and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.


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