Dr. Tiosha Bailey is a highly motivated and results-oriented public health practitioner, with over 10 years of experience in key leadership positions. She currently serves as the Executive Director at Susan G. Komen Chicago, where she drives strategy to ensure measurable impact upon breast cancer outcomes through research, direct services, advocacy and public policy. As the first African American woman to head the organization, Dr. Bailey is positioning Komen Chicago to serve as a trusted thought leader that drives efforts toward erecting systemic solutions that ultimately improve healthcare delivery, access and closes the breast cancer mortality gap here in Chicago.
Before joining Komen Chicago, Dr. Bailey served as Deputy Commissioner of the Health Promotion Bureau within the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). There, she steered the public health agenda for key mayoral initiatives in the areas of breast cancer, behavioral health and violence prevention. During her tenure, she the led strategic expansion of breast health services — which resulted in serving nearly 5,000 women across hospital systems and community-based providers in 2017.
Six years prior to joining CDPH, Bailey worked for Erie Family Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center(FQHC), holding the position of Manager of School-Based Health and Adolescent Services for four years and Health Center Operations Director until she departed, where she served as a key contributor in bringing the very first FQHC to Evanston, IL.
Dr. Bailey holds a Doctorate in Public Health, Master’s in Public Health and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.