Regan Bailey, Ph.D., R.D., Nutritional Epidemiologist
Dr. Bailey joined the Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a Nutritional Epidemiologist in October 2009. She was a postdoctoral research fellow at ODS from September 2007 to September 2009. Dr. Bailey's research focuses on methodological issues related to dietary assessment. Her work involves combining nutrient intakes from foods and from dietary supplements to produce total nutrient intakes in nationally representative data sets, primarily centering on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Dr. Bailey is also the co-director of ODS's Dietary Supplement Research Practicum. The practicum is an annual week-long intensive educational program designed to provide fundamental knowledge of dietary supplements for academic faculty, military personnel, and doctoral or post-doctoral students/fellows.
Dr. Bailey received her Ph.D. in Nutrition Science from The Pennsylvania State University. Her doctoral research, funded though a Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award from the NIH National Institute on Aging, helped to characterize nutrition risk in rural older adults through the development of an overall dietary screening tool. Dr. Bailey is a registered dietitian who completed a dietetic internship and M.S. in Food and Nutrition from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Bailey is a member of the American Society for Nutrition and the American Dietetic Association. She is on the executive board of the Nutrition Epidemiology Research Interest Section of the American Society for Nutrition. Dr. Bailey has several publications focusing on nutritional epidemiology, dietary supplements, and geriatric nutrition.