Michael Baker 20th Lancefield International Symposium on Streptococci and Streptococcal Diseases 2017

Michael Baker

Professor Michael Baker is a public health physician and professor in the Department of Public Health at the University of Otago, Wellington; Director of the Health Environment and Infection Research Unit (HEIRU); Co-Director of He Kainga Oranga / Housing and Health Research Programme; and Director of Continuing Professional Development for the NZ College of Public Health Medicine. Professors Baker’s research interests focus on infectious diseases, environmental health, and the health effects of housing conditions. He is leading several projects aiming to better understand the causes of rheumatic fever and how to improve its prevention, including the Rheumatic Fever Risk Factors Study (a national case-control study of incident disease), the GAS Pharyngitis and Skin Infections Study (aiming to understand the role of skin infection as a cause of ARF), and work aiming to support the rheumatic heart disease ‘endgame’ for NZ.

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