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Robert C Bailey

Robert Bailey



959 Sphpi, M/c 923
1603 W. Taylor St
Chicago, IL 60612

Academic Background

Ph.D., Harvard Univ, 1985
MPH, Emory Univ, 1996
A.B.L.A.S., Harvard Univ, 1969

Research Interests

HIV/AIDS prevention. Male circumcision as a strategy for HIV/STD prevention. Translational science and operations research. HIV prevention among men who have sex with men in Kenya. Support and care for people living with HIV. Behavioral disinhibition or

Teaching Interests

Epidemiology of HIV and STIs, international health, infectious diseases, human growth and nutrition

Public Health Practice Experience

I serve as a consultant providing technical assistance to African Ministries of Health, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and USAID. I also advise MPH and PhD students and junior scholars in Kenya regarding research design and career development. In my capacity of Co-Director of the Chicago Developmental Center for AIDS Research, I collaborate with the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Cook County Department of Public Health and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago.


Bailey RC, Moses S, Parker CB, Agot K, Maclean I, Krieger JN, Williams CFM, Campbell RT, Ndinya-Achola JO, 2007. Male circumcision for HIV prevention in young men in Kisumu, Kenya: a randomised controlled trial. Lancet 2007; 369:643-56.

Bailey RC and Mehta S. Circumcision's place in the vicious cycle between HSV-2 and HIV. Journal of Infectious Diseases, 2009;199:923-925.

Mehta SD, Moses S, Ndinya-Achola JO, Agot K, Mclean I, Bailey RC. Identification of novel risks for non-ulcerative sexually transmitted infections among young men in Kisumu, Kenya. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2007;34:892-899

Bailey RC, Egesah O, Rosenberg S. Male circumcision for HIV prevention: a prospective study of complications in clinical and traditional settings in Bungoma, Kenya. Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2008;86(9):669-677.

Mattson CL, Campbell RT, Bailey RC, Agot K, Ndinya-Achola JO, Moses S. Risk compensation is not associated with male circumcision: a multi-faceted evaluation of men enrolled in a randomized trial in Kenya. PLoS ONE 2008 Jun 18;3(6):e2443.

 Halperin D and RC Bailey. Male circumcision and HIV infection: ten years and counting. Lancet 1999; 354: 1813-1815.

Weiss HA, Halperin DT, Bailey RC, Hayes RJ, Schmidt G, Hankins C. Male circumcision for HIV prevention: from evidence to action. AIDS 2008; 22:1-8.

Westercamp N and Bailey RC, 2007. Acceptability of male circumcision for prevention of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: A review. AIDS and Behavior. 2007; 11(3):341-55

Patterson BK, Landay A, Siegel JN, Flener Z, Pessis D, Chaviano A, Bailey RC, 2002. Susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus-1 infection of human foreskin and cervical tissue in explant culture. American J of Pathology 2002; 16: 867-873.

 American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Smith JS, Moses S, Hudgens MG, Parker CB, Agot K, Maclean I, Ndinya-Achola JO, Snijders PJ, Meijer CJ, Bailey RC. Increased risk of HIV acquisition among Kenyan men with human papillomavirus infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010; 201(11):1677-1685.

Recent Honors and Awards

2010, UIC Awards and Fellows: Invited Presentation to The UI Board of Trustees
2010, National Faculty Honors: Award of Distinction, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory Univ.

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