Susan P. Baker, MPH, ScD (hon.), DHL, is professor emerita at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. An injury epidemiologist, her research topics over the past 60 years have included transportation safety, occupational safety, and aviation safety, as well as suffocation, drowning, burns, and poisoning. Prevention of injury to children has been a major focus: her research provided the evidence for passage of child passenger protection laws.
Founder of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy, she developed the widely used Injury Severity Score. Her publications include The Injury Fact Book and more than 250 articles in scientific journals.
Graduates have developed injury prevention centers and programs all over the world and have advocated for changes in regulations, practices, and the designs of injury-producing products and environments.