Richard A. Bailey, MHS
Clinical Research Associate II, Neurosurgery Clinical Trials Program, Department of Translational Neurosciences and Neurotherapeutics
Richard Bailey is a Clinical Research Associate II working with the Neurosurgery Clinical Trials Team at the Pacific Neuroscience Institute and the John Wayne Cancer Institute with Dr. Achal Singh Achrol. In his role, he helps to coordinate groundbreaking neurosurgical clinical trials that help treat patients with brain tumors and also help to facilitate improved motor function for patients who have suffered a stroke.
Richard has been involved in clinical research for over 10 years. He has worked as a Clinical Research Scientist in Orthopedic Spine Surgery where he has authored and published results of multiple research projects and case studies in several prestigious peer-reviewed journals of spine surgery. He also worked as a Clinical Project Manager at the University of Southern California Health Sciences where he oversaw the study startup and initiation of a multi-site NIH sponsored study in maxillofacial surgery, where he assisted in the authoring of the research protocol and Manual of Procedures for the study, as well overseeing clinical research operations. Just prior to accepting his current position he worked for Merck Pharmaceuticals as a Clinical Data Analyst on several Oncology studies.
Richard received his Bachelor of Science with Honors from the University of California, in Irvine, as well as a Master’s of Health Science Degree from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Reproductive Biology and Population Dynamics. As an undergraduate he was active in undergraduate research. He was a member of a Minority Undergraduate Research Program which linked minority students with professors and physicians who served as research mentors. While he was an undergraduate he coauthored and published several clinical research studies in the treatment of the elderly who were diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Richard also studied medicine for several years at University of California, San Francisco where he also coauthored and published several research papers in Thoracic Radiology.