Laurie Bailey, PhD
Dr. Bailey is the Director of Research Data Science and Analytics at Cook Children’s Health Care System. Her career at Cook Children’s began in 2002, working in the Life After Cancer Program in the Hematology & Oncology Center. She conducted research in the areas of quality of life and cognitive outcomes of cancer therapy in pediatric cancer survivors for eight years. She then transitioned to the Research department where she conducted research in the areas of epilepsy, movement disorder, and neurosurgery while working with neurologists and neurosurgeons in the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center. As part of her ongoing effort to continually expand the breadth and depth of investigator-initiated research at Cook Children’s, she accepted the role of Director in the newly formed division of Research Data Science & Analytics in 2019. This division was developed to accelerate data-driven research, promote collaboration, and train future leaders. The division connects data science experts with investigators in all fields to spark discovery and pairs research scientists with investigators to provide comprehensive research support for investigators pursuing investigator-initiated research at Cook Children’s.
A Texas native, Dr. Bailey earned a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in counseling psychology from Abilene Christian University in Abilene, TX.