Beth Baker, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACOEM
Academic Program Director, Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Program
Adjunct Professor, Environmental Health SciencesUniversity of Minnesota School of Public Health
Beth Baker, MD, MPH, FACMT, FACOEM is the new Academic Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) Program Director for the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety. This role includes helping OEM residents complete their MPH projects and directing the OEM course. She had previously served as OEM residency director and staff physician at HealthPartners. She has lectured at the University of Minnesota OEM course since 2006. She learned the value of interdisciplinary approaches to address workplace issues after working in OEM clinical practice and serving as consultant for such organizations as State Fund Mutual, Minnesota Poison Control System, Minnesota Department of Health, 3M, Alliant Techsystems, Institute of Health Care Policy, Hennepin County Medical Center and Chief Medical Officer at Canadian Pacific. Currently, she is chair of the Examination Committee and a Director of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. She previously served as President of American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), Chair of the Medical Services Review Board for the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, Chair of the Preventive Medicine Residency Review Committee for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and was on the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA). She has been named as a top doctor four times in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine. Her research and 30 publications have focused on OEM education and the health effects of toxic exposures. She is an editor for the book: Occupational Health for Higher Education and Research Institutions and has written multiple textbook chapters. She is looking forward to collaborating with the multiple disciplines at the MCOHS.