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Dr. Whitney A. Bailey

Associate Professor and Bryan Close Professor in Adulthood & Aging, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Bailey studies aging at Oklahoma State University and has an impressive list of credentials behind her name – an undergraduate degree from Northwest Missouri State University, a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas and a doctorate from Michigan State. She takes pride in her gerontology research. “In short,” she says, “I ask, ‘What do we need to know to better serve aging families in a time of unprecedented longevity?’” The answers could affect generations to come. “I want to assist in bridging the gap between research and practice, ensuring that the front-line professionals serving our state’s most vulnerable citizens have the best training and information possible.”