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Rusty Baker

University of Idaho

  • Associate Director of Medical Research
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Athletic Training

Dr. Russell Baker, PhD, DAT, AT, is an Associate Professor at the University of Idaho (UI) in the Idaho WWAMI Medical Education Program, where he also serves as the Associate Director of Medical Research and the Director of the Idaho Office of Underserved and Rural Medical Research (IOURMR). His work with IOURMR is focused on improving the health of Idaho’s underserved and rural communities through the purposeful integration of medical education, research, and service to advance clinical practice and patient care in Idaho. Dr. Baker also works with PhD students, as well as the Doctor of Athletic Training and Master of Science in Athletic Training programs, as an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Movement Sciences at UI.

Dr. Baker has authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, in research areas such as self-report instrument development and psychometric evaluation, assessment of professional and post-professional education/training in health professions, and patient outcomes research. He earned Bachelor of Science (Human Science) and Master of Science (Sport Management) degrees from Florida State University, as well as a Master of Science (Kinesiology) degree from California State University-Fullerton. He completed his doctoral training at the University of Idaho, where he earned Doctor of Athletic Training and Doctor of Philosophy (Education with an emphasis in Sport Psychology) degrees. Dr. Baker was a member of the faculty at California Baptist University for 6 years prior to joining the University of Idaho in May 2013.