Jeffrey Paul Baker

Professor of Pediatrics

External address: 
6301 Herndon Rd, Durham, NC 27713-6315
Internal office address: 
Box 3675 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: 
(919) 620-5374

Overview

My formal training (PhD) is in the history of medicine. I am particularly interested in the history of Pediatrics in the following areas of study.
- Neonatal Medicine
- Preventive Pediatrics
- Childhood Immunizations
-Autism

My current work focuses on the history of autism, focused on the United States and Britain.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1993

  • M.D., Duke University 1984

Humanities in Medicine Capstone Course for 4th Year Medical Students awarded by Mary Duke Biddle Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2005 to 2015

The Transformation of Autism awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2010 to 2015

Chilhood Vaccine Policy in the US Since 1955 awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 2003 to 2007

History Of The Premature Infant Nursery In The U.S. awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1993 to 1995

History Of Premature Infant Nursery In The Us awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1994

A History Of The Premature Infant Nursery In The Us awarded by National Institutes of Health (Principal Investigator). 1991 to 1994

The Origins Of The Premature Infant Nursery In The Usa awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1992 to 1994

Origins Of Neonatal Intensive Care Units awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation (Principal Investigator). 1990 to 1991

Baker, JP, and Lang, B. "Eugenics and the Origins of Autism." Pediatrics 140, no. 2 (August 2017). (Review) Full Text

Campbell, K, Carpenter, KLH, Espinosa, S, Hashemi, J, Qiu, Q, Tepper, M, Calderbank, R, Sapiro, G, Egger, HL, Baker, JP, and Dawson, G. "Use of a Digital Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers - Revised with Follow-up to Improve Quality of Screening for Autism." The Journal of pediatrics 183 (April 2017): 133-139.e1. Full Text

Bowman, RA, Baker, JP, and Duke University School of Medicine, . "Screams, slaps, and love: the strange birth of applied behavior analysis." Pediatrics 133, no. 3 (March 2014): 364-366. Full Text

Baker, JP. "Autism at 70--redrawing the boundaries." N Engl J Med 369, no. 12 (September 19, 2013): 1089-1091. Full Text

Baker, JP. "The first measles vaccine." Pediatrics 128, no. 3 (September 2011): 435-437. Full Text

Baker, JP. "Classics in pediatrics. The smallest preterm infants: reasons for optimism and new dilemmas." Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165, no. 8 (August 2011): 689-691. Full Text

Baker, JP. "Autism in 1959: Joey the mechanical boy." Pediatrics 125, no. 6 (June 2010): 1101-1103. Full Text

Baker, JP. "Introducing historical perspectives." Pediatrics 125, no. 3 (2010): 596--. Full Text

Baker, JP. "Mercury, vaccines, and autism: one controversy, three histories." Am J Public Health 98, no. 2 (February 2008): 244-253. Full Text

Baker, JP. "Baker responds." American Journal of Public Health 98, no. 8 (2008): 1350-1351. Full Text

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