Margaret Cameron Baker

Senior Manager, Knowledge Management

Education

  • PhD, Public Health, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
  • MSc, Control of Infectious Diseases,” London School Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
  • BSc, Zoology, University of Glasgow

Dr. Margaret Baker’s specialty is the design and evaluation of disease control programs using practical and multidisciplinary approaches. She has 15 years of experience in public health and development, including work on lymphatic filariasis and other neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), child health, and tuberculosis. She is a strong systems thinker with in-depth experience in M&E and capacity strengthening. Working as an analyst embedded within implementation teams, she has a track record for publishing research related to improving delivery of health interventions.

At RTI, she leads knowledge management and implementation science activities with the Global Health Division. She is a senior manager on RTI’s USAID-supported NTD project ENVISION and director of REACH, a Gates Foundation–supported measurement, learning, and evaluation project aimed at improving child health. She currently serves as a member of the WHO’s Strategic and Technical Advisory Group (STAG) Global Working Group on Capacity Strengthening for NTDs.

Prior to coming to RTI, she served as an assistant professor at Georgetown University in the Department of International Health. She has lived and worked in several regions for a variety of organizations, including government, academia, and nonprofit.