Margaret Cameron Baker

Director, Knowledge Management and Implementation Science

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

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Dr. Margaret Baker has more than 15 years’ experience supporting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for international health projects in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, the South Pacific, and Europe. She is currently Director of Knowledge Management and Implementation Science in RTI’s Global Health Division, a senior manager on USAID’s flagship project for Neglected Tropical Diseases (ENVISION), and project director for a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation funded project, Research and Action for Child Health (REACH).  

In these roles, Dr. Baker facilitates knowledge sharing within the team, among partners, and across countries, to strengthen practice and policy. She has a strong publications record focused on improving the design of infectious disease control programs, sits on the World Health Organization's Strategic and Technical Advisory Group’s Global Working Group on Capacity Strengthening for NTDs, and regularly contributes to WHO meetings.

At RTI, Dr. Baker has also been the lead M&E specialist for the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) Program, where she designed the M&E system for USAID’s first NTD project, helped shape the development of WHO M&E policies and practices, and published a Lancet article on measuring NTDs. Before joining RTI, Dr. Baker was an assistant professor at Georgetown University, an embedded technical support officer with the national lymphatic filariasis programs in Vanuatu and the Dominican Republic, and a tuberculosis surveillance officer with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).