Charles Bailey, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics

Director, Data Coordinating Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Charles Bailey is a pediatric oncologist and clinical informatician based at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  He directs the PEDSnet Data Coordinating Center, which supports the data network for PEDSnet, as well as providing data science expertise for studies using the network.

His research centers on the development of learning health systems, which are based on the principle that every time a patient receives care, we must use what we learn to improve our ability to care for children. In order to do this, we need to make better use of the information patients entrust to us as part of their care, and discover new ways to do effective research using clinical information, and to being the results of clinical research back to the care of patients.

Dr. Bailey’s work includes creating ways to share data across hospitals, to recognize the clinical implications of information gathered from different sources, to use large datasets to measure medical outcomes and quality in an automated way, and to provide support to clinicians in using this information more effectively.