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Mei Bai, PhD, RN

bai-mei.jpg Mei Bai, PhD, RN
Assistant Professor

Seton 306
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: baimei@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-6083
Fax: 314-516-7093


Dr. Mei Bai is a graduate of Peking Union Medical College (PUMC) in China, where she obtained her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. She was awarded Ph.D. in nursing at Yale. Her major research interest focuses on the quality of life outcomes for people newly diagnosed with cancer and their cognitive adaptation potentials.

Education

  • 2016 - 2017 Postdoctoral associate at Yale University
  • 2014 - 2015 Postdoctoral fellow at Emory University
  • 2009 - 2014 Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, Yale University
  • 2001 - 2004 Master of Medicine in Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • 1997 - 2001  Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China

Research Interests

Dr. Mei Bai’s prior research work includes advancing the understanding of the interrelationship of quality of life outcomes in people newly diagnosed with advanced cancer and scrutinizing psychometrics of quality of life measures.

Currently she is developing an intervention to facilitate psychosocial adaptation to the threat of newly diagnosed cancer.

Selected Publications

  • Bai, M. (2018). A critique of expressive writing experiment in the cancer population: focus on construct validity. Current Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1007/s12144-018-0042-1
  • Bai, M., Dixon, J., Williams, A. L., Jeon, S., Lazenby, M., & McCorkle, R. (2016). Exploring the individual patterns of spiritual well-being in people newly diagnosed with advanced cancer: a cluster analysis. Quality of Life Research, 25, 2765-2773.
  • Bai, M., Lazenby, M., Jeon, S., Dixon, J, & McCorkle, R. (2015). Exploring the relationship between spiritual well-being and quality of life among patients newly diagnosed with advanced cancer. Palliative & Supportive Care, 13, 927-935.
  • Bai, M. & Lazenby, M. (2015). A systematic review of associations between spiritual well-being and quality of life at the scale and factor levels in studies among patients with cancer. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 18, 286-298.
  • Bai, M. & Dixon, J. K. (2014). Exploratory factor analysis of the 12-item Functional Assessment of Chronic Illness Therapy--Spiritual Well-being Scale (FACIT-Sp-12) in people newly diagnosed with advanced cancer. Journal of Nursing Measurement, 22, 404-420.
  • Bai, M., Reynolds, N., & McCorkle, R. (2013). The promise of clinical interventions for hepatocellular carcinoma from the west to mainland China. Palliative & Supportive Care, 11, 503-522.

Honors and Awards