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Linda Baker, PhD, RN

Associate Professor


PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
BSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI     

Professional Certifications

Registered Nurse - State of WI
CPR Certified
Neonatal Advanced Life Support
NRP Certified

Areas of Expertise

  • Women's Health - Maternal/Child Nursing
  • Labor and delivery
  • Post-partum
  • Ante-partum
  • Nursery

Areas of Research

  • Nurse's experiences of caring for women during labor & birth
  • Advocating for women during labor and birth

Professional Affiliations

Association of Women's Health, Obstretic, and Neonatal Nurses

Sigma Theta Tau International


Recent Publications

Mulder, P.J., Johnson, T.S. & Baker, L.C. (2010). Excessive Weight Loss in Breastfed Infants During the Postpartum Hospitilization. Journal of Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing, 39, 15-26.

Runquist, J.J. & Baker, L.C. (2008) Narratives of Ideology and Resistance: Women's Experences of Fatigue after Childbirth. Journal of the Association of Research on Mothering. Volume 10(1), 83-94.

Recent Presentations

 "Advocating for Women During Labor and Birth." Dissertation 2010, May