Tatiana Bailey, a leading expert on health economics, policy and urban economic development, is the new director of the Southern Colorado Economic Forum at the College of Business.Bailey is currently an instructor at the University of Michigan and Walsh College where she teaches courses in health economics, health policy and finance, and micro/macroeconomics. She is also a private consultant in the health care field where she focuses on evaluation and cost effectiveness analyses, and in the economic development field where she focuses on enhancing inner city employment opportunities.Previously, Bailey as a business administrator for the University of Michigan Health System, wrote grants and was the principal investigator for numerous health-related interventions focusing upon worksite wellness and improving access in low-income communities. She worked on programs related to improving work readiness and work opportunities for at-risk populations in large, urban centers.Currently, Bailey does presentations to audiences about the general framework of the U.S. health care system and details of the Affordable Care Act. She is also the principal investigator for a comprehensive study on the cost implications of Medicaid expansion in Michigan. She is the lead evaluator for a $100 million, philanthropic initiative aimed at improving economic development in Detroit primarily through entrepreneurial training and support. She is also researching the long-term financial and social implications of Detroit’s bankruptcy.Bailey holds a Ph.D. in public health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also holds master’s degrees in public health and economics from UM. She earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Tatiana Bailey, Phd and other top speakers and celebrities.