Zinzi Bailey

Research Assistant Professor
Organization
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MSPH is a social epidemiologist focused on the health impacts of and policy solutions for structural and institutional racism, the use of data in equitable policy and management, and cancer health disparities. She is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Prior to this, she was the Director of Research and Evaluation at the Center for Health Equity in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and a postdoctoral fellow at McGill University’s Institute for Health and Social Policy. Zinzi serves as a board member of Florida Health Justice Project, an Associate Director to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Interdisciplinary Research Leaders program, and a mentor for the Health Policy Research Scholars program, also funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. 

She received her B.A. from Princeton University, an MSPH from Emory University and her ScD from Harvard University.

Projects

Long before the novel coronavirus, poor and working-class communities of color across Florida were weathering a pandemic of multilayered oppressions. COVID-19 lays bare the systemic and structural inequities as pre-existing conditions for the most historically marginalized among us. And while housing is one of the most researched social determinants of health, effective policies have not been adopted to promote residential stability. Florida’s complicated political landscape has led to weak and fragmented tenants' rights protections and limited tools for affordable housing, which creates a structural vulnerability for the most underserved communities. In this project, the research team will study three Florida urban counties that have implemented COVID-related tenant protections in divergent ways (Miami-Dade, Orange, and Hillsborough counties).