Department of Pediatric Medicine, Infectious Disease
Texas Children's Hospital
1102 Bates St.Suite 1120Houston, TX 77030Get Map & Directions
Professor, Molecular Virology & Microbiology - Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 1968
University of Southern California Medical Center, Pediatrics, 1969
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1971
Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Infectious Disease, 1973Harvard Medical School, Research Fellowship, 1974
Dr. Baker’s research is focused on neonatal infections and vaccine-preventable diseases. Currently, she is a co-investigator of a CDC-sponsored multi-center project determining the vaccine-effectiveness of rotavirus vaccines and determining other etiologic agents causing childhood diarrhea.
Castagnini LA, Healy CM, Rench MA, Wootton SH, Munoz FM, Baker CJ. Impact of maternal postpartum tetanus and diphtheria toxoids and acellular pertussis immunization on infant pertussis infection. Clinical Infectious Diseases 2012 Jan 1;54(1):78-84. Epub 2011 Nov 10. PMID: 22075790.
Healy CM, Baker CJ, Palazzi DL, Campbell JR, Edwards MS. Distinguishing true coagulase-negative Staphylococcus infections from contaminants in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Perinatology 2012 Apr 12. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.36. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22499081.
Libster R, Edwards KM, Levent F, Edwards MS, Rench MA, Castagnini LA, Cooper T, Sparks RC, Baker CJ, Shah PE. Long-term outcomes of group B streptococcal meningitis. Pediatrics 2012 Jul;130(1):e8-e15. Epub 2012 Jun 11. PMID: 22689869.
Munoz FM, Bond NH, Maccato M, Pinell P, Hammill HA, Swamy GK, Walter EB, Jackson LA, Englund JA, Edwards MS, Healy CM, Petrie CR, Ferreira J, Goll JB, Baker CJ. Safety and immunogenicity of tetanus diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) immunization during pregnancy in mothers and infants: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA 2014 May 7;311(17):1760-1769. doi: 10.1001/jama.2014.3633. PMID: 24794369.
Flores AR, Galloway-Peña J, Sahasrabhojane P, Saldaña M, Yao H, Su X, Ajama NJ, Holder ME, Petrosino JF, Thompson E, Margarit Y Ros I, Rosini R, Grandi G, Horstmann N, Teatero S, McGeer A, Fittipaldi N, Rappuoli R, Baker CJ, Shelburne SA. Sequence type 1 group B Streptococcus, an emerging cause of invasive disease in adults, evolves by small genetic changes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U S A 2015 May 19;112(20):6431-6436. doi: 1073/pnas.1504725112. Epub 2015 May 4. PMID: 25941374.
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