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Family Medicine

Quillen College of Medicine

Dr. Beth Bailey

Beth Bailey, Ph.D.

Professor & Vice Chair of Primary Care Research



I joined the Department of Family Medicine in 2003. I am a native of Michigan, holding an undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology and Statistics from Wayne State University in Detroit. My research interests are broad and include studying the long-term effects of prenatal environments, including exposure to drugs and alcohol, prenatal interventions, domestic violence, child psychopathology, and health disparities.

Since at ETSU, I have implemented research funded by the university, the March of Dimes, HRSA, the National Institutes of Health, and have been busy managing and assisting with the projects and publishing papers on the findings. I have also been involved in the development of assessment and screening tools to evaluate drug and alcohol use, violence exposure, and behavioral outcomes in primary care settings, and in mentoring fellow faculty in research methods, statistics, and grant writing.

I am the director of the TIPS program (Tennessee Intervention for Pregnancy Smokers), which received state funding to address pregnancy smoking and related issues in Northeast Tennessee. I currently serve as the Research Director for the Appalachian Center for Translational Research Disparities, as a member of the March of Dimes Program Services Committee, and as a member of ETSUs Primary Care Research Day committee. I am also involved in resident training and medical student education.

I came to ETSU because of the excellent reputation in family medicine and working with underserved populations, and also to reside with my new husband whose family has lived in the area for generations. Between us we have three children and enjoy spending time together as a family and traveling. Our goal is to eventually visit all of the nearly 400 areas that make up the U.S. National Park System. My other interests include politics and hockey (including getting to as many Detroit Red Wings games as possible!).

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