Jeffrey P. Baker, MD, PhD

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Professor of Pediatrics
Department / Division:
Pediatrics / Pediatrics-Primary Care
Address:
DUMC 3675
Durham, NC 27710
Appointment Telephone:
919-620-5333
Office Telephone:
919-620-5374
Fax:
919-572-6000
Training:
  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1984
Residency:
  • Pediatrics, University of Colorado Hospital, 1984-1988
Fellowship:
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, 1988-1991
Other Training:
  • PhD, History of Medicine, Duke University, 1993
Clinical Interests:
General pediatrics
Research Interests:
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.

Representative Publications:
  • Baker, JP. Mercury, vaccines, and autism: one controversy, three histories. American Journal of Public Health. 2008;98:244-253.  Abstract
  • Baker, JP; Katz, SL. Childhood vaccine development: an overview. Pediatric Research. 2004;55:347-356.  Abstract
  • Baker, JP. The pertussis vaccine controversy in Great Britain, 1974-1986. Vaccine. 2003;21:4003-4010.  Abstract
  • Baker, JP. Immunization and the American way: 4 childhood vaccines. American Journal of Public Health. 2000;90:199-207.  Abstract
  • Baker, JP. The incubator and the medical discovery of the premature infant. Journal of Perinatology. 2000;20:321-328.  Abstract