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Charlotte Baker, DrPH, MPH, CPH

Assistant Professor
Charlotte Baker
Room 381
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
205 Duck Pond Drive
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Charlotte Baker is an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology in Public Health in the Department of Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

Dr. Baker has a BS in Health Promotion from Appalachian State University, a Master of Public Health (MPH; epidemiology) from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, and a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH; epidemiology concentration) from the University of Kentucky College of Public Health. Additionally, she holds the certification in public health (CPH) from the National Board of Public Health Examiners.

Dr. Baker’s work focuses on data analytics questions in public health. Specifically, she focuses on improving the control and prevention of sports and recreation injuries among youth, increasing physical activity across the lifespan, and solving issues in hematology such as outcomes for athletes with sickle cell trait. Dr. Baker regularly works to increase the capacity of local and state health departments to perform data analytics and community/stakeholder outreach.

A list of Dr. Baker's peer reviewed publications can be found here

Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods in Public Health I

  • This course will provide students with knowledge of the investigation and analysis of dynamics and determinants of disease in communities and populations: philosophy of public health science, ethics, study design, and data analysis. 

Epidemiology and Quantitative Methods in Public Health Lab

  • This course will provide students with the opportunity to design, analyze, draw conclusions from, and write about epidemiological and public health research projects. Students will develop hands-on practice for building the skills needed to conduct epidemiological and public health research and evaluate the research of others.