Dr. Bailey is the Chief Nursing Officer at UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical Center, a Magnet-designated organization.  Dr. Bailey is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UCLA School of Nursing in the DNP Program and an Adjunct Professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing of Case Western Reserve.

Dr. Bailey was the first person from practice to serve as the President of the Association for Leadership Science in Nursing, an international organization focused on shaping leadership science, research, and education for academic and practice partners. He is currently serving as the organization’s Past-President. He is a Board Member for WISE and Healthy Aging, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Santa Monica, CA, that provides services for older adults in LA and San Bernardino counties. Dr. Bailey is also a member of Viven Health’s Clinical Advisory Council, an organization focused on simulated learning to change behaviors.     

Dr. Bailey holds a Ph.D. and MBA from the University of Phoenix and an MSN and BSN from the Medical University of South Carolina. He is certified in critical care and executive nursing and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. In 2022, Dr. Bailey was inducted as a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. 

He has authored or co-authored numerous nursing leadership articles on various topics and is a peer reviewer for four professional journals. Dr. Bailey is enrolled in the Coldiron Senior Nurse Executive Program at the Marian K. Shaughnessy Nurse Leader Academy at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. He also leads a Relational Leadership Collaborative to understand better how relational leaders affect patient and nurse outcomes.