Margaret Wooding Baker, Ph.D., MSN ’97
- San Francisco, CA
- Dean and Professor Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow 2013-2016 (University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions)
Award presented: April 13, 2019
Margaret W. Baker is dean and professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions. Dr. Baker earned a PhD in Nursing Science from the University of Washington in Seattle, a Master of Science in Nursing from Otterbein College in central Ohio, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College in Troy, New York. She is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Nursing and the Gerontological Society of America. Her clinical experience ranges across the spectrum of care, from critical care to ambulatory care to home health. She has been an administrator in settings ranging from home health care company start-ups to academic administration in schools of nursing. Her policy experience includes work as a senior health policy analyst for the Washington State Health Care Authority to her current commitment as president-elect for the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse and chair of the Public Policy Committee.
Dr. Baker’s scholarly focus is on elder abuse and neglect. She has published peer-reviewed data-based articles and focused her policy, professional, and community service work on the topic.
Dr. Baker recently completed a three-year fellowship with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program, where she benefited from world-class leadership development. She is passionate about leadership, organizational effectiveness, organizational climate, and managing change, as well as diversity, equity, and inclusion. She was also on the executive team for the Council on Nursing Education in Washington State, including a one-year term as president. Dr. Baker started as dean and professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing and Health Professions in August 2016.