Kim Baker, DrPH

Dr. Kim Baker is co-owner of Full Circle Strategies. She has dedicated her career to addressing health disparities and advocating for health equity through program, policy, and practice.  She works full time in public health as an Assistant Professor where she researches topics related to reproductive health & justice and public health practice. She manages We Can Do More/Own Every Piece, a multi-partner system level intervention to increase access to contraception for women in Harris County where she is conducting research on implicit associations among reproductive health providers and how to reduce them through storytelling. Dr. Baker has also developed multiple health interventions using participatory methods  targeting African-American male teens, faith institutions and health providers. She has years of training experience and has trained hundreds of educators in sexual health topics including curriculum delivery, consent, managing bias/controversy and answering hard questions.  

Most recently Dr. Baker's work in maternal health has highlighted the need for more thoughtful training and engagement among health professionals, med students and nursing students on their personal beliefs and how it impacts care delivery. Dr. Baker received her Bachelors in Biology from Hampton University in Hampton, VA in 2003,  her Master’s in Public Health from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2006 and her Doctorate in Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center, School of Public Health in 2013. She is married with two small children.