Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH
Professor and Chair, Department of Behavioral Science & Health Education; Co-Director, Doctoral Program; Co-Director, Prevention Research Center
Research Interests: Social Support and Control; Social Determinants; Community-Based Participatory Research
Teaching Interests/Courses: Doctoral student professional development; Science, theory, and public health research; Historical, philosophical, and political bases of health education (co- instructor); Community diagnosis
Education History: PhD, Health Behavior/Education, University of Michigan
SLU faculty since: 1995
Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH is the chair of the Department of Behavioral Science & Health Education. Dr. Baker is also the Co-Director of the Doctoral Program at the College for Public Health & Social Justice as well as the Co-Director of the Prevention Research Center.
Dr. Baker's main areas of interest are in social networks/social support, control and other social determinants of health (e.g., race and income), and the ways in which these influence community and individual capacity to create desired changes. Dr. Baker is a member of the American Public Health Association.