Laura-mae baldwin

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Laura-Mae Baldwin

Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, is Director of Research and a Professor at the UW Department of Family Medicine, an investigator at the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center and the UW Center for Health Workforce Studies, and a practicing family physician. For over a decade, Dr. Baldwin's research has largely been focused on racial/ethnic and rural-urban health disparities, cancer prevention and treatment, and perinatal health, all with an eye towards ensuring equitable access to high quality health services across U.S. She brings particular expertise in the use of large secondary databases to examine the quality and outcomes of clinical care. As co-director of the Community Outreach and Research Translation core for the UW Institute of Translational Health Sciences, Dr. Baldwin is leading the development of a primary care practice-based research network that links the electronic health records of geographically dispersed clinical practices in the WWAMI region. This has led Dr. Baldwin to a new research focus on disseminating effective health interventions into primary care practice. She has been a Principal Investigator or Co-I on grants funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society, and the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Baldwin received her MD at the University of Southern California and her MPH at the University of Washington School of Medicine.