Katie Baker

Name: Katie Baker

Email:  bakermk@goldmail.etsu.edu

Hometown City/Country:  Greeneville, TN

Undergraduate Degree/Institution:  BS Health & Exercise  Science/Furman University

Graduate Degree/Institution: MPH maternal and Child Health/University of Alabama at Birmingham

Graduate program: Doctor of Public Health

Community Health

Year of Entry: Fall 2009

Research Advisor:  Dr. Joel Hillhouse

Research Interests: Skin Cancer Prevention, Adolescent Health


Experience

Research Coordinator, East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, Skin Cancer Prevention Lab, 2011 – present

Graduate Intern, Tennessee Cancer Coalition, 2011

Graduate Research Assistant, East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, Skin Cancer Prevention Lab, 2009 – 2011

Instructor of Record, East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, 2009 -2011

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alabama – Birmingham, Birmingham Youth Violence Study, 2008 – 2009

Teaching Assistant, University of Alabama – Birmingham School of Public Health, 2007 – 2009

Graduate Intern, Kid One Transport System, Inc., Birmingham, AL, 2008

Intern, East Tennessee Regional Health Office, Knoxville, TN, 2007

Publications

Baker,K, Hillhouse J, Liu X (In press). The Effect of Initial Indoor Tanning With Mother on Current Tanning  Patterns. Archives of Dermatology.

Baker, K. Bread and Butter Pickles: A Green Southern Treat.

Stapleton, J. L., Hillhouse, J., Turrisi, R., Robinson, J. K., Baker, K., Manne, S. L., & Coups, E. J. Erythema and ultraviolet indoor
tanning: Findings from a diary study. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Published online 18 July 2012.

Robinson, JK, Baker, MK, Hillhouse, JJ. New Approaches to Melanoma Prevention. Dermatologic Clinics, 30(3), 405-412.

Hillhouse, J, Baker, MK, Turrisi, R, Shields, A, Stapleton, J, Jain, S, Longacre, I. Evaluating a Measure of Tanning Abuse and Dependence. Archives of Dermatology, 148(7), 815-819.

Presentations

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J. , Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N., Lawson, C. (2012, August 22). Intergenerational Tanning: Maternal Influences on Teens' Tanning Intentions and Behavior. Oral session presented at the 2012 CDC National Conference, Washington, D.C.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J. , Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N., Lawson, C. (2012, April 5). Like Mother, Like Daughter: Maternal Influences
on Teen Tanning. Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., Buller, D., Robinson, J., Pagoto, S. (2012, April 11-14). Maternal Influences on Teen
Tanning: Findings from a Nationally Representative Study. Poster session presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of
Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., Shields, A., Stapleton, J., Jain, S., Longacre, I. (2011, June 16). Skin Cancer Prevention in Young Women: Evaluating a Measure of Pathological Tanning. Poster session presented at the Summit on Cancer in Tennessee, Franklin, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Pagoto, S., Turrisi, R. (2011, April 28). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to Evaluate Sunless Tanning. Poster session presented at the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J. , Turrisi, R., Shields, A., Jain, S., Longacre, I. (2011, March 24). A Dual Process Model of Pathological Tanning Behavior. Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., King, L. (2010, September 15-17). The Impact of Maternal Monitoring and Permissiveness on Indoor Tanning in High School Females. Poster session presented at the Tennessee Public Health Association Conference, Nashville, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Pagoto, S., Turrisi, R. (2010, April 8). Understanding Access and Descriptive Norms to Improve Skin Cancer Interventions. Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Pagoto, S., Turrisi, R., Skelton, K. (2010, March 18-19). Modeling Indoor & Sunless Tanning Behavior with the Theory of Planned Behavior. Poster session presented at the 20th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference, Hilton Head, SC.

Invited Presentations

University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies (June 2009, June 2010) “Case Study of a  Recovering Pharmacist.”

Awards

T.J. Wu Memorial Student Research Scholarship, 2012

1st Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, 2012

Oral Presentation: Like Mother, Like Daughter: Maternal Influences on Teen Tanning

1st Place Award, Summit on Cancer in Tennessee, 2011

Poster: Skin Cancer Prevention in Young Women: Evaluating a Measure of Pathological Tanning

ASPIRE Appalachia Scholarship Award, 2011

1st Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, 2011

Poster Presentation: A Dual Process Model of Pathological Tanning Behavior

Outstanding DrPH Student – Community Health, 2010

James H. Quillen Graduate Scholarship Award, 2010-2011

2nd Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, 2010

Poster Presentation: Understanding Access & Descriptive Norms to Improve Skin Cancer Interventions

American Journal of Health Promotion Annual Conference Intern, 2010, "What Works Good, Better, Best in Health Promotion," Hilton Head, SC

APHA Maternal & Child Health Section Senior Student Fellowship, 2009-2010

Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Upsilon Chapter, 2009

APHA Maternal & Child Health Section Student Fellowship, 2008-2009

UAB School of Public Health Sonny Callahan Scholarship Recipient, 2008

UAB Maternal & Child Health Training Grant Recipient, 2007-2009

First Annual MCH Leadership Retreat: Leadership, Legacy and Community, Chicago, IL Furman President's Award Recipient, 2007

Furman Social Sciences Conference Participant, 2007

Furman Advantage Internship Scholarship, 2007

Director, Camp Discovery, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville, SC Furman Founders Scholarship Recipient, 2003-2007

Niswonger Foundation Scholarship Recipient, 2003-2009