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David R. Baker, DrPH

  • Assistant Professor - Adjunct

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LifeBridge Health
2401 W. Belvedere Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21215


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DrPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2008
MBA, Yale University, 1999


Dr. David Baker is Executive Director of Population Health at LifeBridge Health, a 4-hospital health system in central Maryland. He has a Doctorate in Public Health from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. At LifeBridge, he leads the strategic design, implementation, and evaluation of population health initiatives across the system. He is responsible for understanding community, population, and value-based contracting needs, developing health system and community-level interventions, and collaborating to implement initiatives for defined populations. He utilizes population health analytics to identify populations and sub-populations with disparate health outcomes and identifies underlying factors for health, social, and environmental disparities.

Dr. Baker has been with LifeBridge Health since 2012 and previously served in the role of Director of Ambulatory Quality. David founded the department that engages LifeBridge Health’s network of primary care physician practices throughout Maryland to identify, track, and improve process and outcome indicators relevant to the health of their populations and value-based payment programs. Previously, Dr. Baker was Director of Quality Improvement for The Johns Hopkins Hospital and oversaw operations at Johns Hopkins Medicine’s Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care.

He won for Sinai Hospital of Baltimore the Maryland Patient Safety Center’s “Circle of Honor Award” for providing intensive care coordination and home visits to address underlying social, behavioral, and medical issues leading to repeat hospital utilization. The program achieved a 26% reduction in visits compared to a control group. An estimated $1.2 million in total charges were avoided because of the program.

Honors and Awards

Maryland Patient Safety Center’s “Circle of Honor Award”

  • Population Health Management
  • Chronic Conditions
  • Quality Improvement