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Rhonda Dailey, MD


Assistant Professor

Behavioral Sciences Division

Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Scientific Director, Office of Community Engaged Research 

Years on BIBB study: 2017-present

Rhonda Dailey, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences (DFMPHS) in the School of Medicine and Scientific Director to the Office of Community Engaged Research (OCEnR), within the Office of the Vice President of Research, at Wayne State University. Formally trained in medicine, Dr. Dailey has over 20 years of experience in behavioral and health-disparities research and expertise in the recruitment and retention of minority populations in clinical settings and the engagement of medical professionals and community stakeholders in research. Her research work includes projects focused on implicit bias awareness and training, community engaged research, perinatal health, health equity and disparities related to systemic racism and chronic disease (particularly cardiovascular disease), patient attitudes and beliefs about health, and healthcare quality.

Dr. Dailey is the Detroit site-PI to the Biosocial Impact on Black Births (BIBB) and Father’s Matter studies. Her interests related to perinatal health interests include prenatal care quality, patient-provider interactions, health beliefs, and information seeking behaviors.

Dr Dailey also serves as the Co-Associate Director of the Community Engagement Core of the ACHIEVE GREATER center and the Clinical Lead to the Michigan Developmental Institute’s (MI-

DDI) COVID-19 Vaccination grant.



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