Dorothy Baker, PhD

Senior Research Scientist

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Geriatric Medicine


Dr. Baker's research ranges from case studies in home care to community-based randomized controlled clinical trials and dissemination efforts regarding the prevention of falls, delirium and functional decline. Research and demonstration projects have been funded by from groups ranging from the Mountain States Regional Medical Program to the National Institutes on Aging as well as private foundations. She participated in developing the first family nurse practitioner program at Montana State University, designed to reach clinical practices in under-served areas of the Mountain States. Most recently she led efforts to see Connecticut pass fall prevention legislation.

Dr. Baker currently serves as the Executive Director of the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention, based in Yale School of Medicine.

Education & Training

PhD Yale University (1990)
MSN Montana State University, Family Nurse Practitioner (1969)
BSN Montana State University (1968)


  • Hospital Elder Life Program Vancouver, Canada (2010)

    Professors Baker and Inouye provide materials and mentorship to health systems seeking to replicate their research regarding the Hospital Elder Life Program which improves the hospital care of older adults.

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Contact Info

Dorothy Baker, PhD
Mailing Address
GeriatricsPO Box 208056
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8056