Research Interests


For my theoretical work, I develop and evaluate statistical methods for public health research. My work focuses on nested study designs, where research participants are either members of intact groups (e.g., communities, workplaces, schools), followed longitudinally, or placed into groups for the purpose of the study (e.g., therapy groups, training sessions, yoga classes). Traditional statistical methods break down in these settings, so we have to modify our approach to account for the relationships between measurements within each group. I consider methods for handling missing data as well as modeling approaches for binary outcomes from these nested designs. 

Behavioral medicine

In practice, I am interested in understanding the effects of stress on health and psychological well-being, and working with experts to develop broadly accessible interventions to mitigate the effect of stress on health. To this end, I spent several years as a collaborating biostatistician in the Stress and Health Lab of the Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, training directly with Dr. Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, a leader in the field of psychoneuroimmunology. In the realm of cognitive psychology, I am currently working with Dr. Sarah Bunnell and two Amherst College students to investigate meaning-making in the public narrative of childhood sexual abuse.


  • Bailey, B.E., Andridge, R. and Shoben, A.B., 2020. Multiple imputation by predictive mean matching in cluster-randomized trials. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 20(1), pp.1-16.
  • Madison, A.A., Woody, A., Bailey, B., Lustberg, M.B., Ramaswamy, B., Wesolowski, R., Williams, N., Reinbolt, R., VanDeusen, J.B., Sardesai, S. and Malarkey, W.B., 2020. Cognitive problems of breast cancer survivors on proton pump inhibitors. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, pp.1-9.
  • Wilson, S.J., Bailey, B.E., Malarkey, W.B. and Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., 2019. Linking marital support to aging-related biomarkers: Both age and marital quality matter. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B
  • Padin, A.C., Wilson, S.J., Bailey, B.E., Malarkey, W.B., Lustberg, M.B., Farrar, W.B., Povoski, S.P., Agnese, D.M., Reinbolt, R.E., Wesolowski, R. and Williams, N., 2019. Physical activity after breast cancer surgery: Does depression make exercise feel more effortful than it actually is?. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 26(3), pp.237-246.
  • Wilson, S.J., Bailey, B.E., Jaremka, L.M., Fagundes, C.P., Andridge, R., Malarkey, W.B., Gates, K.M. and Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., 2018. When couples’ hearts beat together: Synchrony in heart rate variability during conflict predicts heightened inflammation throughout the day. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 93, pp.107-116.
  • Wilson, S.J., Andridge, R., Peng, J., Bailey, B.E., Malarkey, W.B. and Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., 2017. Thoughts after marital conflict and punch biopsy wounds: Age-graded pathways to healing. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 85, pp.6-13.
  • Belury, M.A., Cole, R.M., Bailey, B.E., Ke, J.Y., Andridge, R.R. and Kiecolt‐Glaser, J.K., 2016. Erythrocyte linoleic acid, but not oleic acid, is associated with improvements in body composition in men and women. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 60(5), pp.1206-1212.