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David
R.
Baker
,
DrPH

Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

Contact Info

LifeBridge Health, 2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore
Maryland
21215
US        

Research Interests

Population Health Management; Chronic Conditions; Quality Improvement
Experiences & Accomplishments
Education
DrPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2008
MBA
Yale University
1999
Overview
Dr. David Baker is Executive Director of Population Health at LifeBridge Health, a 4-hospital health system in central Maryland. He has a Doctorate in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At LifeBridge, he leads the strategic design, implementation, and evaluation of population health initiatives across the system. He is responsible for understanding community, population, and value-based contracting needs, developing health system and community-level interventions, and collaborating to implement initiatives for defined populations. He utilizes population health analytics to identify populations and sub-populations with disparate health outcomes and identifies underlying factors for health, social, and environmental disparities. Dr. Baker has been with LifeBridge Health since 2012 and previously served in the role of Director of Ambulatory Quality. David founded the department that engages LifeBridge Health’s network of primary care physician practices throughout Maryland to identify, track, and improve process and outcome indicators relevant to the health of their populations and value-based payment programs. Previously, Dr. Baker was Director of Quality Improvement for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and oversaw operations at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care. He won for Sinai Hospital of Baltimore the Maryland Patient Safety Center’s “Circle of Honor Award” for providing intensive care coordination and home visits to address underlying social, behavioral, and medical issues leading to repeat hospital utilization. The program achieved a 26% reduction in visits compared to a control group. An estimated $1.2 million in total charges were avoided because of the program.
Honors & Awards
Maryland Patient Safety Center’s “Circle of Honor Award”
Select Publications
Selected Publications
  • Baker DR, Cadet K, Mani S. COVID-19 Testing and Social Determinants of Health Among Disadvantaged Baltimore Neighborhoods: A Community Mobile Health Clinic Outreach Model. Population Health Management. June 2021. https://doi.org/10.1089/pop.2021.0066
  • Baker DR, Cadet K, Mani S, Chatterjee P. Proactively Connecting Residents in Underserved and Low Socioeconomic Status Communities with "Virtual Hospital" Telehealth Access in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. May 3, 2021. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/789664
  • Baker DR, Pronovost PJ, Morlock LL, Geocadin RG, Holzmueller CG. Patient flow variability and unplanned readmissions to an intensive care unit. Critical Care Medicine. November 2009. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19866504/
  • Paine LA, Baker DR, Rosenstein B, Pronovost, PJ. The Johns Hopkins Hospital: identifying and addressing risks and safety issues. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. October 2004. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15518358/