Bailey is a PhD candidate in the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program at The Ohio State University, pursuing her graduate studies in the Center for Cardiovascular Research in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her present research is dedicated to determining the molecular mechanisms of heart valve disease. She enjoys promoting science education to a broad audience through elementary and middle school classroom visits, mentoring high school and undergraduate students, and adult science outreach programs, with the goal of improving science accessibility for everyone. Bailey earned her BS in Biology at Otterbein University, where she conducted research in plant pathology, focusing on red maple toxicosis in equines. She contributes to Pediatrics Nationwide and PediatricsOnline.

Jonathan L. Finlay, MB, ChB, FRCP is the program director of Neuro-Oncology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Finlay is a tenured professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an internationally recognized expert in pediatric brain tumors and has authored or co-authored over 200 peer-reviewed publications in leading medical journals and over 80 review articles and book chapters.