Tatiana Bailey, Ph.D.

Tatiana Bailey

Tatiana Bailey, Ph.D.

Director of UCCS Economic Forum in the College of Business, Assistant Professor Attendant Rank
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Tatiana Bailey has her master’s in applied economics and her doctorate in public health, both from the University of Michigan. In the health care arena, Dr. Bailey has focused on programs that aim to increase access and quality while reducing costs. She also presents to audiences who wish to be better informed about the general framework of the health care system in the United States. In the economic development field, Dr. Bailey presents year-round on the current national, state and local economies. She also participates in various economic development initiatives within Colorado Springs and has particularly focused on closing the skills gap.

Currently, she is the Director of the UCCS Economic Forum and serves as an economic development resource to local businesses and government. In 2016, Dr. Bailey was a “Woman of Influence,” and in 2018, was named “Business Leader of the Year.”  


  • Ph.D., Public Health,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1998
  • Master of Science, Public Health,  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1994
  • Master of Applied Economics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1991
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (Economics and Political Science), Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, 1988
  • York University, York, England (Junior year abroad), 1987

Professional Experience

Economic Development and Health Care Consultancies:

  • Principal Investigator, Michigan Association of Health Plans (Lansing, MI),  2013 - 2014
  • Senior Economist, Growth Capital Network (Ann Arbor, MI) , 2011 - present
  • Adjunct Faculty in Health Economics/Policy and Economics,  Walsh College (Troy, MI), 2009 - 2015
  • Consultant, Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (Ann Arbor, MI) , 2004  - 2008
  • Consultant, NIDCR/NIH (Ann Arbor, MI), 2003 - 2004
  • Director of Evaluation,  University of Michigan, School of Public Health (Ann Arbor, MI), 2000 - 2003
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor, MI), 1998 - 2000
  • Division Administrator of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of Michican Medical Center (Ann Arbor, MI), 1994 - 1998
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Michican, School of Public Health (Ann Arbor, MI), 1993 - 1994
  • Research Associate, University of Michigan Hospitals (Ann Arbor, MI), 1991 - 1993
  • Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Faculty Senate Office (Ann Arbor, MI), 1988 - 1990


For a full list of publications, go to: https://uccseconomicforum.com/

Peer-reviewed Publications:

  • "The Impact of a Worksite Wellness Intervention on Employee Nutrition Levels." Journal of Workplace, Health and Safety. December, 2016.
  • "A Systematic Review of Mammography Educational Interventions for Low-Income Women" American Journal of Health Promotion. Volume 20, Number 2. Nov/Dec, 2005.
  • Determinants of Fertility in Bolivia: Doctoral Dissertation, 1997
  • "Why the United States Needs Health Care Reform: A Global Perspective" Clinical Laboratory Management Association Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 11. May 30, 1994.
  • "Managed Care at Work: The Rochester Experience" Clinical Laboratory Management Association Newsletter, Volume 16, Number 8. April 18, 1994. 


  • Member of the Economic Development Council of Colorado (State position)
  • Board Member, Colorado Technology, Research and Commercialization (CTRAC)
  • Board Member, Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (CAMA)
  • Member of Economic Development Committee - Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • (Past) Board Member for National Heritage Academies - a charter school company with 52 schools
  • (Past) Board Member for Integrated Health Associates Foundation
  • Reviewer for  grant proposals for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation
  • Volunteer at "Amanecer" orphanage, Cochabamba, Bolivia


  • 2018 Business Leader of the Year, Southern Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • One of eight nominees for 2017 Business Leader of the Year, Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
  • Winner of the 2016 Women of Influence Award