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Department of Community and Behavioral Health

College of Public Health

Katie Baker

Katie Baker

Katie Baker

Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Contact:
423-439-4332 /  
Lamb Hall Room 310




EDUCATION

DrPH in Community Health
East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

MPH in Maternal & Child Health
University of Alabama - Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

BS in Health & Exercise Science
Furman University, Greenville, SC

COURSES TAUGHT

  • COBH 6160: Systems Approaches to Public Health Issues
  • COBH 4377/5377: Health Communication
  • COBH 4060: Community Organization for Health Education Programs

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Skin Cancer Prevention
  • Mother-Daughter Health Communication
  • Cancer Communication in the New Media Environment
  • Reproductive Health

PUBLICATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Hillhouse, J., Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N., Cleveland, M. J., Baker, K., & Florence, L. C. (2016). A Web-Based Intervention to Reduce Indoor Tanning Motivations in Adolescents: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Prevention Science, published online August 22, 2016.

Crouch, M. A. & Baker, K. (2016). Interprofessional education: It is more than a passing fad. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 3(2). 

Baker, K., Proctor-Williams, K., Cross, L .B., Alley, E., & Crouch, M. A. (2016). Initial Feasibility and Efficacy of an Interprofessional Education Pilot Program. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 3(2). 

Polaha, J., Schetzina, K., & Baker, K. (2016). A Collaborative Practice Training Model for Pediatric Primary Care. International Journal of Health Sciences Education, 3(2). 

Stapleton, J. L., Hillhouse, J., Turrisi, R., Baker, K., Manne, S. L., & Coups, E. J. (2016). The Behavioral Addiction Indoor Tanning Screener (BAITS): An Evaluation of a Brief Measure of Behavioral Addictive Symptoms. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 96(4). 

Smith, S. C., Schetzina, K., Polaha, J., Wood, D., & Baker, K. (2015). The Family Check-Up in a Pediatric Clinic: An Integrated Care Delivery Model to Improve Behaviors in the Home Environment. International Journal of Child Health and Human Development, 9(4)

Hillhouse, J., Turrisi, R., Cleveland, M. J., Scaglione, N., Baker, K., & Florence, L. C. (2015). Theory-Driven Longitudinal Study Exploring Indoor Tanning Initiation in Teens Using a Person-Centered Approach. Ann Behav Med, 50(1), 48-57. 

Quinn, M., Alamian, A., Hillhouse, J. J., Scott, C., Turrisi, R., & Baker, K. (2015). Prevalence and Correlates of Indoor Tanning and Sunless Tanning Product Use among Female Teens in the United States. Preventive Medicine Reports, 2, 40-43. 

Wickenheiser, M., Baker, K., Gaber, R., Blatt, H., & Robinson, J. K. (2013). Sun Protection Preferences and Behaviors among Male Adolescents during Maximum Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure Activities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10, 3203-3216. 

Holman, D., Fox, K., Glenn, J., Guy, G., Watson, M., Baker, K., Cokkinides, V., Gottlieb, M., Lazovich D., Perna, F., Sampson, B., Seidenberg, A., Sinclair, C., & Geller, A. (2013). Strategies to Reduce Indoor Tanning: Current Research Gaps and Future Opportunities for Prevention. American Journal of Prevention Medicine, 44(6), 672-681. 

Stapleton, J. L., Hillhouse, J. J., Turrisi, R., Robinson, J. K., Baker, K., Manne, S. L., & Coups, E. J. (2013). Erythema and ultraviolet indoor tanning: Findings from a diary study.  Translational Behavioral Medicine, 3(1), 10-16. 

Hillhouse, J., Baker, K., Turrisi, R., Shields, A., Stapleton, J., Jain, S., & Longacre, I. (2012). Evaluating a Measure of Tanning Abuse and Dependence.  Archives of Dermatology, 148(7), 815-819. 

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J., & Liu, X. (2010). The Effect of Initial Indoor Tanning with Mother on Current Tanning Patterns. Archives of Dermatology, 146(12), 1427-28.

CHAPTERS

Smith, S. C., Schetzina, K. E., Polaha, J., Baker, K., & Wood, D. (2016). The Family Check-Up in a Pediatric Clinic and Behavior in the Home Environment. Environmental Health Disparities: Costs and Benefits of Breaking the Cycle, Nova Science Publishers. 

Robinson, J. K., Baker, K., Hillhouse, J. J. (2012). New Approaches to Melanoma Prevention. Dermatologic Clinics, 30(3), 405-412.

PRESESENTATIONS

PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Ariyo, T., Baker, K., & Yadav, R. (2016, September 14-16). Correlates of HPV Vaccine Acceptance among College Women in East Tennessee. Poster session presented at the Tennessee Public Health Association Annual Conference, Nashville TN.

Yadav, R., Wang, L., Warren, K.J., Zheng, S., Baker K., & Maisonet, M. (2016, September 14-16). Formal Sex Education and Age at First Intercourse, National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) 2006-2010. Poster session presented at the Tennessee Public Health Association Annual Conference, Nashville TN.

Ariyo, O.,Baker, K., Peluso, A., & Florence, L.C. (2016, April 7). Supporting the Case for a Maternal Social Media Campaign to Reduce Indoor Tanning among Teenage Girls. Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Peluso, A., Baker, K., Peterson, A., & Pagoto, S. (2016, April 7). Social Media Use among Public High Schools in Tennessee: Potential Platforms for Parent-Based Health Campaigns. Poster session presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN. 

Yadav, R., Baker, K., Bailey, B., & Maisonet, M. (2016, April 6 – 9). Sex-education Policy and Teen Pregnancy in Tennessee.  Poster session presented at the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Baker, K., Foster, K., Pagoto, S., Buller, D., Walkosz, B., Hillhouse, J.J., & Griffith, J. (2016, April 2). Social Media Use among Parents in Tennessee. Poster session presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington, DC.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J., Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N., Dean, R., & Florence, L. C. (2015, December 10). Continuing the Conversation: Long-term Follow-up of a Mother-daughter Skin Cancer Prevention Program. Paper presentation presented at the 3rd International Conference on UV and Skin Cancer Prevention, Melbourne, Australia.

Baker, K., Dean, R., Smith, C., Petgrave, D., Rowe, C., Schetzina, K., & Polaha, J. (2015, October 17). Reach, Effectiveness, and Adoption of the Family Check-Up in a Pediatric Primary Care Setting in Northeast Tennessee: An Interprofessional Collaboration. Poster session presented at the 17th Annual Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Conference, Portland, OR.

Masters, J., Baker, K., Housenick, M., Florence, C., & Hillhouse, J. J. (2015, April 9). Indoor Tanning and Substance Use in a Sample of College-Aged Males. Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Freeland C., Baker K., Dean R., Masters J., Patel H., Polaha J., & Bishop T. (2015, April 9). Perceptions of interprofessional education through the eyes of students: a thematic analysis.  Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Dean R., Baker, K., Smith, C., Petgrave, D., Rowe, C., Schetzina, K., & Polaha, J. (2015, April 9). Implementation of the Family Check-Up: Reach and Adoption in Primary Care. Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Brooks, B., Dean, R., Petgrave, D., Rowe, C., Smith, C., Polaha, J., Schetzina, K., & Baker, K. (2015). Implementation and adoption of the family check-up in a pediatric setting. Poster presentation at the 10th annual Primary Care and Prevention Research Day, Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee.

Baker, K., Proctor-Williams, K., Blackwelder, R., Cross, B., Tillman, K. (2014, October 1-3). Interprofessional Education and Faculty Attitudes. Poster session presented at the Fall 2014 Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Institute, Herndon, VA.

Dean, R., Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., & Varvil-Weld, L. (2014, September 10-12). The Relationship Between Maternal Permissiveness and Indoor Tanning Communication with Teenage Daughters. Poster session presented at Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Public Health Association, Franklin, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., Palchick, N., Florence, L.C., & Housenick, M. (2014, April 24). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mother-Daughter Intervention to Reduce Teen Skin Cancer Risk. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.

Musick, J., Forrester, A., Green, L., Jones, R., Proctor-Williams, K., & Baker, K. (2013, November 14). Faculty Attitudes and Perceptions Toward Interprofessional Education. Poster session presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., Scaglione, N., Florence, C., & Housenick, M. (2013, April 4). A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mother-Daughter Intervention to Reduce Teen Skin Cancer Risk.  Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Florence, C., Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Stapleton, J., & Housenick, M. (2013, April 4). The Association Between Perceived Stress and Tanning Dependency in Young Women.  Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Housenick, M., Baker, K., & Hillhouse, J.J. (2013, April 4). Descriptive Statistics of Male Tanning in a Local Sample.  Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Musick, J., Forrester, A., Green, L., Jones, R., Proctor-Williams, K., & Baker, K. (2013, April 4). Interprofessional Education and Faculty Attitudes.  Poster session presented at The Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Smith, C., Lawson, C., & Stapleton, J. (2013, March 20-23). The Effect of Initial Indoor Tanning with Family on Tanning Dependence.  Poster session presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San Francisco, CA.

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., Buller, D., Robinson, J. K., & 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., 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. 

Scott, C., Quinn, M., Alamian, A., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., & Baker, K. (2012, April 5). Prevalence and Sociodemograpic Correlates of Indoor Tanning Among Female Teens in the United States. Poster session presented at the Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Lawson, C., Baker, K., & Hillhouse, J.  (2012, April 5).  Maternal Tanning Influences Daughters’ Perceived Attractiveness and Intentions to Tan.  Poster session presented at Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN.

Odame, E., Baker, K., & Hillhouse, J. (2012, April 5). Peer Influences on Teen Tanning. Poster session presented at the Appalachian Students Research Forum, ETSU, Johnson City, TN.

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 MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS

Wellmont Health System Grand Rounds (May & September 2016)
Tools for Health Literacy and their Application in Skin Cancer Prevention 

YWCA Bristol Emerge Workshop: Expert Led. Female Focused. (March 2016)
Knowing When to Lean In in East Tennessee 

17th Annual Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Conference (October 2015)
The Role of Public Health Professionals in Integrated Primary Care 

1st Annual Southeastern IPE Conference (June 2015)
It Takes a Village: Strategic Planning for Interprofessional Education 

Making Lifelong Connections (MLC): Leadership, Networking and Career Development for MCHB Trainees (April 2015)
MLC Leadership Panel

East Tennessee State University, Division of Student Affairs, Emerging Leaders Academy Panel Discussion (March 2015)
Overcoming Obstacles

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Community Grant Writing: A Three Part Series (February 2015)
Part 1: Finding Funding Opportunities

East Tennessee State University, Women’s Studies Program, Women on Wednesdays Lecture (January 2015)
The Campus-Community Interface: Examples from Women’s Health

Florida Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Webinar Series (May 2014)
NCI Research: Skin Cancer Prevention in High Risk Populations

Johnson City Kiwanis Club Program (May 2014)
NCI Research: Skin Cancer Prevention in High Risk Populations

ITT Technical Institute, Johnson City, Tennessee (April 2014)
The Importance of Technology in Higher Education

The Rotary Club of Johnson City, Tennessee (February 2013)
Prescription Drug Abuse in Appalachia

East Tennessee State University, Department of Health Sciences, HSCI 2010: Anatomy & Physiology I

(Guest Lectures presented in June 2012, November 2012) 

The Effects of UV Radiation on the Skin 

2012 CDC National Cancer Conference Indoor Tanning Expert Meeting (August 2012)

East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health Grand Rounds (March 2012)
Preventing Skin Cancer in Adolescent Girls Through Intervention with their Mothers

China-Tennessee Health Education Training Institute (November 2011)
Community Coalitions as a Model for Communicating Health Risk

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

HONORS AND AWARDS

Notable Women of ETSU Award Recipient 2016
East Tennessee State University Women's Studies Program, Johnson City, TN

40 Under Forty Award Recipient 2015
The Business Journal of the Tri-Cities TN/VA, Johnson City, TN

CORE Champion Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2015
Greeneville City Schools Education Foundation, Greeneville, TN

Outstanding DrPH Student 2013
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, Department of Community & Behavioral Health

First Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN 2013
Poster Presentation: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Mother-Daughter Intervention to Reduce Teen Skin Cancer Risk

T.J. Wu Memorial Student Research Scholarship 2012
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health

First Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN 2012
Oral Presentation: Like Mother, Like Daughter: Maternal Influences on Teen Tanning

First Place Award, Summit on Cancer in Tennessee, Franklin, TN 2011
Poster Presentation: Skin Cancer Prevention in Young Women: Evaluating a Measure of Pathological Tanning

ASPIRE Appalachia Scholarship Award 2011
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health

First Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN 2011
Poster Presentation: A Dual Process Model of Pathological Tanning Behavior

Outstanding DrPH Student 2010
East Tennessee State University, College of Public Health, Department of Community & Behavioral Health

James H. Quillen Graduate Scholarship Award 2010-2011
East Tennessee State University, School of Graduate Studies

Graduate & Professional Student Association (GPSA) Travel Award 2010
East Tennessee State University, School of Graduate Studies

20th Annual Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference Intern 2010
"What Works Good, Better, Best in Health Promotion," Hilton Head, SC

Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society Inductee, Upsilon Chapter 2009

APHA Maternal & Child Health Student Fellowship 2008-2010

Sonny Callahan Scholarship Recipient 2008
University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health

UAB Maternal & Child Health Training Grant Recipient 2007-2009
First Annual MCH Leadership Retreat: Leadership, Legacy and Community, Chicago, IL

President's Award Recipient 2007
Furman University, Greenville, SC

Furman University Advantage Internship Scholarship 2006
Director, Camp Discovery, Greenville Family Partnership, Greenville, SC

Furman Founders Scholarship Recipient 2003-2007
Furman University, Greenville, SC

Niswonger Foundation Scholarship Recipient 2003-2009
Niswonger Foundation, Greeneville, TN

RESEARCH GRANT PARTICIPATION

Title:   Likes Pins and Views: Engaging Moms on Teen Indoor Tanning Thru Social Media

Date:   June 2015 – May 2020

Awarding Number and Funding:         National Cancer Institute, R01-CA192652-01A1; $3,301,527

Principal Investigators:  David Buller, PhD & Sherry Pagoto, PhD

Role:    Co-Investigator

Objectives:  To develop and implement a social media campaign for mothers that includes theory-based messages advocating that adolescent girls avoid indoor tanning; and to evaluate the effectiveness of the social media campaign at impacting mothers’ and daughters’ orientations toward indoor tanning as well as increasing the number of mothers who support complete bans on indoor tanning by minors.

Title:   Maternal & Child Health: Biology, Behaviors and Environment – Resilience to Poor Health Outcomes Symposium

Date:   July 2016 – June 2017

Awarding Institution and Funding:       East Tennessee State University Research Develop Committee (RDC) Interdisciplinary Grant Program; $26,646

Principal Investigator:  Claudia Kozinetz, PhD, MPH

Role: Co-Investigator

Objectives:  To highlight and present research methods and results on maternal and child health, encourage multidisciplinary/transdisciplinary scientific discussions among symposia participants, facilitate the development of robust and productive research collaboration and learning across disciplines, sectors, initiatives and communities, and initiate the development of a sustainable maternal and child research agenda. 

Title:   Exploring Adverse Childhood Experiences among Mothers and Daughters in South Central Appalachia

Date:   February 2016 – June 2016

Awarding Institution and Funding:       East Tennessee State University Research Develop Committee (RDC) Small Grant Program; $1,500

Role: Principal Investigator

Co-Investigator:  Megan Quinn, DrPH

Objectives:  To employ descriptive epidemiology techniques to establish baseline distribution of ACEs and assess correlations between mother's and daughter's ACE scores and reports, albeit in a pilot sample and to utilize qualitative data collection methodologies in an effort to understand the impact of ACEs on mother-daughter communication.

Title:   The Family Check-Up: An Interdisciplinary Team Approach Improving Public Health through Pediatric Primary Care

Date:   July 2014 – June 2015

Awarding Institution and Funding:  East Tennessee State University Research Development Committee (RDC) Interdisciplinary Grant Program; $49,443

Principal Investigator: Jodi Polaha, PhD

Role: Co-Investigator

Objectives: To demonstrate the utility of the Family Check-Up in a pediatric primary care setting using a well-known Dissemination and Implementation (D&I) framework known as RE-AIM. Outcomes to be measured include the pilot program’s reach, effectiveness, adoption, implementation, and maintenance.

Title:   Supplement to promote diversity in health-related research

Date:   August 2011 – May 2013

Award Number and Funding:  National Cancer Institute, R01-CA134891-02S1; $127,341

Principal Investigator:  Joel J. Hillhouse, PhD

Roles:  Project Manager; Research Trainee (75% effort)

Objectives

  1. To examine the feasibility, fidelity and dosage of a parent-based skin cancer prevention intervention directed at female teenagers and their mothers by conducting a small pilot study (n = 50 dyads) that evaluates recruitment and retention strategies, and whether the mothers read and understand the intervention materials and present the material to their teenage daughters; and
  2. To modify and further develop the parent-based intervention using quantitative and qualitative feedback collected using multiple methodologies (i.e., surveys, focus groups, etc.) with the mothers and teens.

Title:  An appearance-based intervention to reduce teen skin cancer risk

Date:  July 2010 – June 2014

Award Number and Funding:  National Cancer Institute, R01-CA134891-02; $2,720,000

Principal Investigator:  Joel J. Hillhouse, PhD

Roles: July 2010 – May 2013 – Project Manager; Research Assistant (25% effort)

            July 2013 – June 2014 – Co-Investigator (10% effort)

Objectives

  1. To investigate the short-term and long-term efficacy of a web-based, appearance-focused intervention directed at a nationally representative sample of high school women with a goal of reducing indoor tanning intentions, frequency, and the overall percentage of users while increasing sun protective behavior;
  2. To identify subgroups for whom the intervention is more effective versus less effective; and
  3. To examine mediation processes by which the intervention influences skin cancer risk constructs and subsequent behavior.

LINKS

http://www.today.com/id/40914521#.UtgWDV0o6Uk

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/the-tans-that-bond/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/tanning/like-mother-like-daughter-indoor-tanning-with-mom-sets-a-dangerous-precedent

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Hiking and camping, community/public service, gardening, yoga, women's empowerment

 

 

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