Staff: Caitlin P. Bailey, M.S.

Caitlin P. Bailey

Caitlin P. Bailey, M.S.

Former Fellow, Transitioned Outside of the Program

Cancer Research Training Award Fellow
Former Organization:

Caitlin Bailey, M.S., was a Cancer Research Training Award (CRTA) fellow in the Office of the Associate Director (OAD) from 2019-2020.

As a CRTA Fellow, Ms. Bailey was interested in applying health behavior theory to better understand the links between nutrition, physical activity, and cancer risk in young adults. She was particularly interested in the environmental and social determinants of weight-related health behaviors within diverse emerging adult populations.

Ms. Bailey earned a master's degree in Nutrition Interventions, Communication, and Behavior Change from Tufts University at The Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. While at Tufts, she worked on multiple research projects related to childhood obesity and college campus health promotion. Ms. Bailey was awarded the honor of Honos Civicus by the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life for her commitment to public service. She holds a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College.

Ms. Bailey's research interests include nutrition and physical activity promotion and college/university health policy development. She is also interested in how socioeconomic disparities, such as food insecurity, influence both health and academic outcomes among emerging adults.

"Where are they now?": Following up with past BRP fellows
Updated June 2021

Current Title
Ph.D. Student
The George Washington University

How has your BRP fellowship influenced your career?
I came to NCI after finishing my master's degree. My time in BRP gave me several amazing opportunities early in my career. I worked with the founding members of the Obesity & Cancer Workgroup to develop Workgroup and Subgroup agendas and priorities. I was also a co-PI on a CRAFT (Collaborative Research Award for Fellows in Training) project. Both experiences shaped my research interests and helped me develop a network of colleagues in my chosen field

Describe a favorite memory or two from your fellowship experience.
I remember in the first couple months I set up lunches with everyone who would share 30 minutes of their time with me. I was trying to meet people and learn where I could plug in to be helpful, but I ended up with so much more than that. I got to know so many people who were open and willing to tell me about their lives beyond work. I learned about the best running trails, fun museum events, proud parent moments, and funny pet stories. I quickly felt like I worked with friends!

I also remember my CRAFT team and I working together for several hours in a conference room putting together our initial proposal. We used one of the big computer monitors to wordsmith our abstract, and I remember feeling excited to be part of a team of peers with shared goals and interests.

Describe your current position, your current organization, and what you do.
I am a Ph.D. student at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. My research focuses on emerging/young adult health behaviors (e.g., physical activity, diet) and obesity prevention.

Awards, Honors, and Recognitions

  • Excellence in Research: Distinguished Student Award, Society of Behavioral Medicine (2021)

Publications from Fellowship Work

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Linda Nebeling.

Selected Publications and Presentations

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