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Dixie Baker

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Dixie BakerDixie Baker
IRB Board Member

Dr. Dixie Baker is a Senior Partner at Martin, Blanck and Associates, where she provides consulting services in the areas of health information technology (HIT), health information exchange, privacy and security, and the sharing and protection of genomic data. Prior to joining Martin, Blanck in 2012, she was a Senior Vice President and Technical Fellow at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where she served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Health and Life Sciences business, and as a member of SAIC’s Institutional Review Board (IRB), which provided oversight for all SAIC research involving human subjects. In 2009, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services appointed Dr. Baker a member of the HIT Standards Committee (HITSC), a Federal Advisory Committee created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to recommend standards, implementation specifications, and certification criteria for electronic health record (EHR) technology. Currently serving her second term, Dr. Baker chairs the HITSC Privacy and Security Workgroup and the Nationwide Health Information Network (NwHIN) Power Team, and also serves on the Privacy and Security Policy Tiger Team of the HIT Policy Committee. In addition, Dr. Baker co-chairs the Security Working Group of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health, an international collaboration for the sharing of genomic data for biomedical research. She is a Fellow of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), and in 2011 was presented the HIMSS John A. Page Outstanding Service award.

In 2010, Dr. Baker was selected as one of the “Federal 100” top executives from government, industry and academia who had the greatest impact on the government’s information-systems community. In 2013, selected her as one of its inaugural “Top 10 Influencers in Health Information Security.” Dr. Baker holds an MS in Computer Science and a PhD in Special Education from the University of Southern California, and MS and BS degrees from Florida State University and The Ohio State University respectively.

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