Katie Baker

Katie Baker
Assistant Professor
Department of Community and Behavioral Health
Office Address: Lamb Hall Room 310
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Katie Baker

 

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

  • Disease Prevention
    • Skin Cancer Prevention
    • Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse Prevention
  • Practice-Based Research
    • Systems Alignment
    • Evaluation
  • Parent-Based Intervention Development

 

 

 

Publications

PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

Wickenheiser, M, Baker, K, Gaber, R, Blatt, H, Robinson, JK. (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, JL, Hillhouse, JJ, Turrisi, R, Robinson, JK, Baker, K, Manne, SL, Coups, EJ. Erythema and ultraviolet indoor tanning: Findings from a diary study. Translational Behavioral Medicine. Published online 18 July 2012.

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 Impact of Initial Indoor Tanning with Mother on Current Tanning Patterns. Archives of Dermatology, 146(12), 1427-28.

CHAPTERS

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

 

 

Significant Presentations

Baker, K., Hillhouse, J.J., Turrisi, R., Palchick, N., Florence, L.C., Housenick, M. (2013, 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.

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.

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., 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.

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.

 

 

Honors and Awards

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

Second Place Award, Appalachian Student Research Forum, Johnson City, TN 2010
Poster Presentation: Understanding Access & Descriptive Norms to Improve Skin Cancer Interventions

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

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

 

 

Grants Received

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

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.
 

 

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