Jim Bailey, MD, MPH, FACP
Principal Investigator, Tennessee Heart Health Network
Executive Director, Tennessee Population Health Consortium, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Jim Bailey serves as the Robert S. Pearce Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Director for the Center for Health Systems Improvement, and Executive Director for the Tennessee Population Health Consortium at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. He is principal investigator (PI) for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded Tennessee Heart Health Network which seeks to support and strengthen primary care practices across Tennessee in in their efforts to improve cardiovascular health. He is also PI for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-funded Management of Diabetes in Everyday Life (MODEL) study.
Jim has served as PI for over 10 major grants and health systems improvement research initiatives and has over 70 journal articles, book chapters, and publications. His research appears in many peer-reviewed medical journals, including JAMA, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. His novel, The End of Healing: A Journey Through the Underworld of American Medicine, received a Benjamin Franklin Book Award for popular fiction. Jim continues to practice general internal medicine as a primary care physician for adults with complex chronic illness and teaches doctors-in-training. His ongoing research focuses on patient-centered approaches to improve health care delivery, quality of care, and health outcomes for people in medically underserved areas with multiple chronic conditions. He is particularly interested in primary care innovations, building multidisciplinary teams to address the needs of patients with obesity, diabetes, and multimorbidity, and health care delivery approaches that meet the triple aim of simultaneously improving the experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing costs.