Dr. Jason C. Baker Bio
Dr. Baker is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine and Attending Endocrinologist at Cornell Medical College in New York. He is a graduate of Emory University College and Medical School. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York University and a fellowship in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Baker, who himself has type 1 diabetes, has interests which include disease management through education and lifestyle interventions, prevention of type 1 diabetes, and the impact of diabetes on international health.
Dr. Baker is the founder and Board Chair of the nonprofit organization "Marjorie's Fund," a type 1 diabetes global initiative dedicated to education, care, and research for type 1 diabetes in resource-poor settings. Dr. Baker is involved in numerous global health diabetes efforts, including projects in Uganda, Rwanda, Ethiopia, India, Republic of Georgia, Qatar, and Haiti, and in 2012, Dr. Baker was named "International Endocrinologist of the Year" by the Metro New York Association of Diabetes Educators. He was also included in the October 2013 "People to Know" edition of Diabetes Forecast magazine, a publication of the American Diabetes Association, and received the "Humanitarian Award" for the Diabetes Research Institute in 2014.
Dr. Baker is a contributing author for The Medical Letter and Physician's Weekly, and a contributing editor to the online health communities dLife and Healthline. Dr. Baker's publications include the diabetes chapter in Public Health in the 21st Century; the foreword to The Sweet Life, a cookbook for type 1 diabetics by celebrity chef Sam Talbot; a contribution to Beverly Adler's book My Sweet Life: Successful Men With Diabetes; and a contribution to Susan Weiner's book The Complete Diabetes Organizer.
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