Donald “Chip” Bailey Jr., PhD, RN, FAAN is an Associate Professor in the Duke University School of Nursing, Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and Claire M. Fagin Fellow. His research program has focused on self-management in patients with serious life-limiting illnesses such as prostate cancer, chronic hepatitis C, or end stage liver disease. Currently he is testing the efficacy of an Uncertainty Management Intervention delivered via telephone to patients and caregivers as they wait for a liver transplant. This NINR-funded, 5-year randomized controlled trial will enroll 240 patients and caregivers. His recently funded 2 year NINR study will examine self-management during gene guided therapy (IL28B) for patients with chronic hepatitis C that undergo treatment with two newly approved protease inhibitors.
In 2008, Dr. Bailey participated in the Duke Faculty Fellows Seminar Program, a year-long faculty-in-residence program, sponsored by the Duke Social Science Research Institute. Dr. Bailey’s research project sought to understand the treatment decision making processes of men newly diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. He continues that work in a series of randomized experiments administered via an online questionnaire to examine the way in which a variety of labels make monitoring (rather than invasive treatments) more appealing to men at risk for prostate cancer.
He also served as a Core Director for the Center of Excellence in Geriatric Education at Duke University School of Nursing and as a faculty representative to the National Task Force on the revision of The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice – AACN (2008) and on the expert panel to revise the document, Older Adults: Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for Geriatric Nursing Care - AACN/John A. Hartford Foundation (2010). In 2009 Dr. Bailey received the Distinguished Nursing Achievement Award from Emory University, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. He is completing a two year term as the Coordinator for the Advanced Nursing Research Special Interest Group for the Oncology Nursing Society. He was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing in 2012.