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Box 357260
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-8736

Maggie Baker, PhD, RN
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems
Box 357266
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195

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My research interest in focused on elder mistreatment (abuse, neglect, and exploitation), particularly physical markers of neglect and developing preventive interventions for elder neglect dyads. I do not currently have any funded projects, but am awaiting results of grant submissions.


Given my full-time administrative positions, I do not teach any courses at this time.

Practice, Service, Community Involvement

I am an active member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society, and the National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse. I co-chair the King County Elder Abuse Council. I am also a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the Western Institute of Nursing, and the National Gerontological Nurses Association.

I live in the city of Issaquah and currently serve a chairperson of the Human Services Commission.

Current Publications

Baker, M.W., LaCroix, A., Wu., C., Cochrane, B., Wallace, R, & Woods, N.F. (2009). Mortality risk associated with physical and verbal abuse in women ages 50-79. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57,1799-1809.

Baker, M.W., Sugar, N.F., & Eckert, L.O. (2009). Sexual assault of older women. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 6(4), 79-87

Baker, M.W. (2007). Elder mistreatment: Risk, vulnerability, and early mortality. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 12, 313-321.

Baker, M.W., & Heitkemper, M.M. (2005) The roles of nurses on interprofessional teams to combat elder mistreatment. Nursing Outlook, 53, 253-259.

Current Research Projects

None at this time.

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