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Bailey-Burch, Brendolyn

Senior Research Associate

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Bailey-Burch, Brendolyn

  • Specialties
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Prevention
  • Substance abuse
  • Womens health

Active: Active
Degree: MS
Institute Title: Senior Research Associate
Email: brendolyn.bailey-burch@mimh.edu
Office Phone: 314-516-8458
Fax Phone: 314-516-8405

Biography

Bailey-Burch holds the highest level of prevention credential offered by the Missouri Substance Abuse Counselors’ Certification Board and has worked in the prevention field for nearly twenty years. The past ten years of which she dedicated to designing, implementing, and evaluating prevention interventions to reduce health disparities among minority populations. She also has extensive experience writing and managing federal and local grants/contracts.
Currently, Bailey-Burch spearheads MIMH’s award-winning, state-certified Girls Holla Back! prevention project. Girls Holla Back! provides an intergenerational approach to substance abuse and HIV/AIDS prevention for African American girls and their female caregivers with special emphasis on female sexual health communication and family bonding. Bailey-Burch is a trained suicide prevention instructor and a former MIMH director of Mental Health First Aid- Missouri, a public education program that helps individuals understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders.