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Suzanne Baker M.A.

Suzanne Baker M.A.

Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Medical Student Research,
Division of Research and Graduate Programs

suzanne.baker@med.fsu.edu
(850) 645-1831
Main Campus

Job Description

Baker joined the College of Medicine in 2006 in the Department of Geriatrics. In May 2017 she became the assistant dean for graduate programs and medical student research. In this role she has administrative responsibility for the Department of Biomedical Sciences’ Ph.D. program and the medical student research programs. She works closely with the Division of Research and Graduate Programs and the BMS graduate program committee to help ensure the college provides an exemplary education in the biomedical sciences to aspiring scientists. She has oversight of research activities and related funding for medical students in the College of Medicine, including oversight of the summer research fellowship program. As assistant dean she is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the research infrastructure, which will enhance research skills and increase growth opportunities for students and clinical faculty members.
Before her current role, Baker served as the research program director for the Department of Geriatrics. She was responsible for overseeing the research projects of all department faculty, including projects involving students. That included participating in the development of research and grant proposals, developing research designs, monitoring research projects, writing and submitting Institutional Review Board applications, producing reports on research activities for department, college and university purposes, mentoring students and providing statistical support.

Education

Ohio University, B.A.
University of Georgia, M.A.

Service

Tallahassee Senior Center Outreach Board
FSU COM Faculty Council Executive Committee
FSU COM Council on Diversity and Inclusion

Memberships

American Geriatrics Society
Florida Geriatrics Society
Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research

Research Focus

Graduate Education, Mental Health in Older Adults, Research Methodology, Ethics

Publications

Publications

Else, I.R.N., Hishinuma, E.S., Goebert, D.A., Nishimura, S.T., Baker, S. 2007. “Predicting Cigarette Use among Hawai`i Adolescents.” School Psychology International.

Roman, P.M. and Baker, S. 2002. “Substance Abuse in the Workplace.” In Handbook of Mental Health in the Workplace, Thomas, J. and Herson, M. (eds.), Sage Publications.

Presentations & Posters

Figueroa-Sierra, M., Suchak, N., and Baker, S. 2012. “interRAI Contact Assessment in Transitional Care: a pilot study to investigate the usefulness of the assessment based on functional status of the patient population.” Poster presented at the annual Florida Geriatrics Society meeting in Tampa, FL.

Kutner, M., Agens, J., Baker, S., Friedman, E., Brummel-Smith, K., Harrison, S., Appelbaum, J., Edgerton, L. 2012. “Year 4 Medical Student Charting of Cognitive and Functional Status— A Pilot Study.” Poster presented at the annual Florida Geriatrics Society meeting in Tampa, FL.

Pomidor, A., Brummel-Smith, K., Baker, S. 2012. “ElderQuest: Enhancing Learning with Video Games.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Seattle, WA.

Granville, L., Baker, S. and Agens, J. 2012. “Geriatrics Immersion Training for Family Medicine Residents: Evolution and Lessons Learned Across Four Years.” Session presented at the annual Society for Teachers in Family Medicine meeting in Seattle, WA.

Pomidor, A., Pomidor, B., Granville, L., Brummel-Smith, K., Baker, S. 2011. “ElderQuest: Video Game Fun with the AAMC Competencies.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Washington, DC.

Agens, J. and Baker, S. 2010. “Geriatric competency-based family practice resident day retreat for second year family practice residents: design, implementation and results.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Orlando, FL.

Dangiolo, M., Lloyd, J., Baker, S. 2010. “Evaluation of Medication Review Competency In A Required Geriatric Clerkship.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Orlando, FL.

Baker, S., Grant, C., Granville, L., Lloyd, J., Pomidor, A. 2010. “Meeting the New LCME Service Learning Need Through Geriatrics.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Orlando, FL.

Pomidor, A., Brummel-Smith, K. Baker, S., Smission, C., Milton, S., Curva, F. 2009. “Perception of Learning: Town vs. Gown.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Chicago, IL.

Lloyd, J., Granville, L., Baker, S. 2009. “Improving Learner Outcomes Within a Geriatrics Clerkship.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Chicago, IL.

Granville, L., Payer, A., Baker, S. 2009. “Is Geriatrics Living Among the Dead?: Integration of Anatomy and Geriatrics.” Poster presented at the annual American Geriatrics Society meeting in Washington, DC.

Baker, S., Nolan, T., Orange, J. 2007. “The Quality Assurance Review Process.” Presented at the annual Juvenile Justice Education Institute in Tampa, FL.

Baker, S., Ciftci, S., Pesta, G. 2007. “Juvenile Justice Research Panel.” Presented at the annual Juvenile Justice Education Institute in Tampa, FL.

Nishimura, S., Goebert, D., Caetano, R., Baker, S., Chang, J. 2005. “Alcohol Dependence and Comorbid Conditions Among Inpatient Ethnic Groups in Hawai`i.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society of Alcohol in Santa Barbara, CA.

Goebert, D., Onoye, J., Baker, S., Nishimura, S. 2005. “Alcohol Epidemiology in Hawai`i: Effects Throughout the Lifespan.” Symposium presented at the annual Global Pacific Public Health Conference in Honolulu, HI.

Baker, S. 2002. “Are Top Administrators Really on Top? An Analysis of Organizational Environments.” Presented at the annual Southern Sociological Society in Baltimore, MD.

Baker, S. et. al. 2001. “Risky Drinking Among Employed Persons: The Effects of Workplace Variables and Co-Worker Interactions.” Presented at the NIAAA Institutional NRSA Training Program meeting in Indianapolis, IN.

Roman, P. & Baker, S. 2001. “A Look at Employee Assistance Programs: Employee Use Patterns, Satisfaction, and Job Retention.” Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in Atlanta, GA.

Roman, P. & Baker, S. 2001. “Workplace Referrals to Substance Abuse Treatment: An Analysis of the Rise and Fall of a System of Structural Support.” Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Anaheim, CA.

Baker, S. 2000. “Overcoming the Obstacles: A Theoretical Perspective for the Professionalization of Social Work.” Presentation at the annual meeting of the Southern Sociological Association in New Orleans, LA.

Bohon, S. & Baker, S. 1999. “Disproving the Human Capital Thesis: Country of Origin and Self-Employment in Four Ethnic Economies.” Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago, IL.