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Deans of the College of Medicine--Historic Overview

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Biography--Richard S. Baker, MD, Dean, College of Medicine, 2007-2012

Richard S. Baker, MD

Dr. Baker's biography below is a screenshot from the University's "About" Webpage dating to 2009,


1: Del Pino HE, Jones L, Forge N, Martins D, Morris D, Wolf K, Baker R,
Lucas-Wright AA, Jones A, Richlin L, Norris KC. Integrating Community Expertise
into the Academy: South Los Angeles' Community-Academic Model for Partnered
Research. Prog Community Health Partnersh. 2016 Summer;10(2):329-38. doi:
10.1353/cpr.2016.0028. PubMed PMID: 27346780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5201428.

2: Calderón JL, Shaheen M, Hays RD, Fleming ES, Norris KC, Baker RS. Improving
Diabetes Health Literacy by Animation. Diabetes Educ. 2014 May;40(3):361-372.
Epub 2014 Mar 27. PubMed PMID: 24676274.

3: Ogunyemi O, George S, Patty L, Teklehaimanot S, Baker R. Teleretinal screening
for diabetic retinopathy in six Los Angeles urban safety-net clinics: final study
results. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2013 Nov 16;2013:1082-8. eCollection 2013. PubMed
PMID: 24551394; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3900130.

4: George S, Garth B, Fish A, Baker R. Factors shaping effective utilization of
health information technology in urban safety-net clinics. Health Informatics J.
2013 Sep;19(3):183-97. doi: 10.1177/1460458212464584. PubMed PMID: 23981394;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4779121.

5: George S, Hamilton A, Baker RS. How Do Low-Income Urban African Americans and
Latinos Feel about Telemedicine? A Diffusion of Innovation Analysis. Int J
Telemed Appl.
2012;2012:715194. Epub 2012 Sep 10. PubMed PMID: 22997511; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC3444862.

6: Ogunyemi O, Terrien E, Eccles A, Patty L, George S, Fish A, Teklehaimanot S,
Ilapakurthi R, Aimiuwu O, Baker R. Teleretinal screening for diabetic retinopathy
in six Los Angeles urban safety-net clinics: initial findings. AMIA Annu Symp
2011;2011:1027-35. Epub 2011 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 22195163; PubMed Central
PMCID: PMC3243231.

7: Fish A, George S, Terrien E, Eccles A, Baker R, Ogunyemi O. Workflow concerns
and workarounds of readers in an urban safety net teleretinal screening study.
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2011;2011:417-26. Epub 2011 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 22195095;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3243157.

8: Norris KC, Baker RS, Taylor R, Montgomery-Rice V, Higginbotham EJ, Riley WJ,
Maupin J, Drew-Ivie S, Reede JY, Gibbons G. Historically black medical schools:
addressing the minority health professional pipeline and the public mission of
care for vulnerable populations. J Natl Med Assoc. 2009 Sep;101(9):864-72. PubMed
PMID: 19806842; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3739050.

9: George SM, Hamilton A, Baker R. Pre-experience perceptions about telemedicine
among African Americans and Latinos in South Central Los Angeles. Telemed J E
2009 Jul-Aug;15(6):525-30. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2009.0152. PubMed PMID:
19566397; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2956566.

10: Ani C, Bazargan M, Hindman D, Bell D, Rodriguez M, Baker RS. Comorbid chronic
illness and the diagnosis and treatment of depression in safety net primary care
settings. J Am Board Fam Med. 2009 Mar-Apr;22(2):123-35. doi:
10.3122/jabfm.2009.02.080035. PubMed PMID: 19264935; PubMed Central PMCID:

11: Bazargan M, Ani C, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bastani R. Colorectal cancer
screening among underserved minority population: discrepancy between physicians'
recommended, scheduled, and completed tests. Patient Educ Couns. 2009
Aug;76(2):240-7. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.12.005. Epub 2009 Jan 15. PubMed PMID:

12: Robinson P, Shaheen M, Smith J, Ryan D, Baker R. Residential accessibility to
information technology retailers and self reported computer use among patients
attending community clinics. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009 Nov 14;2009:542-6. PubMed
PMID: 20351914; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2815390.

13: Walker KO, Calmes D, Hanna N, Baker R. The impact of public hospital closure
on medical and residency education: implications and recommendations. J Natl Med
2008 Dec;100(12):1377-83. PubMed PMID: 19110905; PubMed Central PMCID:

14: Fleming ES, Perkins J, Easa D, Conde JG, Baker RS, Southerland WM, Dottin R,
Benabe JE, Ofili EO, Bond VC, McClure SA, Sayre MH, Beanan MJ, Norris KC.
Addressing health disparities through multi-institutional, multidisciplinary
collaboratories. Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-161-7. PubMed PMID:
18646341; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2705198.

15: Fleming ES, Perkins J, Easa D, Conde JG, Baker RS, Southerland WM, Dottin R,
Benabe JE, Ofili EO, Bond VC, McClure SA, Sayre MH, Beanan MJ, Norris KC. The
role of translational research in addressing health disparities: a conceptual
framework. Ethn Dis. 2008 Spring;18(2 Suppl 2):S2-155-60. PubMed PMID: 18646340;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2705204.

16: Bazargan M, Ani CO, Hindman DW, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS, Bell D,
Rodriquez M. Correlates of complementary and alternative medicine utilization in
depressed, underserved african american and Hispanic patients in primary care
settings. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Jun;14(5):537-44. doi:
10.1089/acm.2007.0821. PubMed PMID: 18537468; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3152803.

17: Ani C, Bazargan M, Hindman D, Bell D, Farooq MA, Akhanjee L, Yemofio F, Baker
R, Rodriguez M. Depression symptomatology and diagnosis: discordance between
patients and physicians in primary care settings. BMC Fam Pract. 2008 Jan 3;9:1.
doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-9-1. PubMed PMID: 18173835; PubMed Central PMCID:

18: Calderón JL, Baker RS, Fabrega H, Conde JG, Hays RD, Fleming E, Norris K. An
ethno-medical perspective on research participation: a qualitative pilot study.
MedGenMed. 2006 Apr 25;8(2):23. PubMed PMID: 16926762; PubMed Central PMCID:

19: Baker RS, Bazargan M, Calderón JL, Hays RD. Psychometric performance of the
National Eye Institute visual function questionnaire in Latinos and non-Latinos.
Ophthalmology. 2006 Aug;113(8):1363-71. PubMed PMID: 16877075.

20: Heslin KC, Casey R, Shaheen MA, Cardenas F, Baker RS. Racial and ethnic
differences in unmet need for vision care among children with special health care
needs. Arch Ophthalmol. 2006 Jun;124(6):895-902. PubMed PMID: 16769846.

21: Wei JC, Valentino DJ, Bell DS, Baker RS. A Web-based telemedicine system for
diabetic retinopathy screening using digital fundus photography. Telemed J E
2006 Feb;12(1):50-7. PubMed PMID: 16478413.

22: Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS. Who is playing doctor? -- The gap
between self-perceived versus professionally diagnosed chronic conditions among
the underserved minority. Prev Med. 2005 Nov-Dec;41(5-6):883-6. Epub 2005 Oct 24.
PubMed PMID: 16249024.

23: Bazargan M, Bazargan-Hejazi S, Baker RS. Treatment of self-reported
depression among Hispanics and African Americans. J Health Care Poor Underserved.
2005 May;16(2):328-44. PubMed PMID: 15937396.

24: Bazargan M, Bazargan SH, Farooq M, Baker RS. Correlates of cervical cancer
screening among underserved Hispanic and African-American women. Prev Med. 2004
Sep;39(3):465-73. PubMed PMID: 15313085.

25: Calderón JL, Baker RS, Wolf KE. Focus groups: a qualitative method
complementing quantitative research for studying culturally diverse groups. Educ
Health (Abingdon).
2000;13(1):91-5. PubMed PMID: 14741799.

26: Baker RS. Diabetic retinopathy in African Americans: vision impairment,
prevalence, incidence, and risk factors. Int Ophthalmol Clin. 2003
Fall;43(4):105-22. Review. PubMed PMID: 14574205.

27: Bazargan M, Bazargan S, Baker RS. Emergency department utilization, hospital
admissions, and physician visits among elderly African American persons.
Gerontologist. 1998 Feb;38(1):25-36. PubMed PMID: 9499651.

28: Flowers CW Jr, Baker RS, Khanna S, Ali B, March GA, Scott C, Murrillo S.
Teleophthalmology: rationale, current issues, future directions. Telemed J. 1997
Spring;3(1):43-52. PubMed PMID: 10166444.

29: Baker RS, Wilson MR, Flowers CW Jr, Lee DA, Wheeler NC. Demographic factors
in a population-based survey of hospitalized, work-related, ocular injury. Am J
1996 Aug;122(2):213-9. PubMed PMID: 8694089.

30: Baker RS, Flowers CW Jr, Singh P, Smith A, Casey R. Corneoscleral laceration
caused by air-bag trauma. Am J Ophthalmol. 1996 Jun;121(6):709-11. PubMed PMID:

31: Wilson MR, Baker R. Prognostic factors for glaucoma filtration surgery. J
1993 Fall;2(3):223-6. PubMed PMID: 19920522.