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Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Assistant Professor
  • Epidemiology
Charlotte Baker
Department of Population Health Sciences
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

DrPH, Epidemiology, 2011
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

MPH, Epidemiology, 2008
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

BS, Health Promotion, 2006
Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

  • Certification in Public Health (CPH), National Board of Public Health Examiners, 2008

Dr. Baker’s research interests are focused on using mixed methods to improve the control and prevention of sports and recreation injuries among young people, increasing physical activity across the lifespan, treatment and management of hematological conditions such as sickle cell disease, and evaluating policies related to sickle cell trait in athletics. Her research lab (Injuries in Sport and Physical Activity Data Analysis and Training Advances [I-SPY DATA Lab]) prioritizes bridging the methodological and data gaps in sports injury research by using advanced statistical analysis and large data sets, especially to address disparities in sport and recreation caused by social and structural determinants of health.

2018–present
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology

Department of Population Health Sciences
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA

2013–2018
Assistant Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Institute of Public Health
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL

2013–2015
Guest Researcher
Division of Blood Disorders
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

2011–2013
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer

Division of Blood Disorders
National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

2010–2011
Graduate Research Assistant

College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

2008–2010
Project Director

College of Public Health
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

2006–2008
Student Project Assistant

Center for Minority Health
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Pittsburgh, PA

  • American Public Health Association
  • American College of Epidemiology
  • SouthEast SAS User Group
  • American College of Sports Medicine