Pieter Baker, MPHUCSD Graduate Intern
PhD Student in Public Health (Global Health Track)

Pieter Baker, MPH, is a current PhD student in the UC San Diego/San Diego State University Joint Doctoral Program in Public Health (Global Health Track). His past work experience focused on infectious disease epidemiology, including experience in vector-borne disease outbreak investigations in New York City, infectious disease surveillance in Sierra Leone during the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak and HIV/STI prevention, and clinical research in San Diego at the UCSD Antiviral Research Center. His primary research interests involve the intersection of health and justice. Currently, he is working on projects related to HIV, injection drug use and policing in Tijuana, asylum-seeker experiences in Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, and drug policy enforcement and overdose risk in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Point Loma Nazarene University and his Master of Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

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