Houston Baker

Houston Baker earned a B.A. degree in physical sciences from Harvard University, and a Ph.D. degree in physiology and biophysics from The Ohio State University. He served as a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Universitaet des Saarlandes in electrophysiology and biophysics of excitable tissues and with the Red Cross Blood Research Laboratory in cryobiology. He is currently with the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute as a Program Director with the NCI Cancer Imaging Program. He previously served as Business Executive of the American Society of Plant Physiologists, Executive Officer of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, and a Health Scientist Administrator with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and with the National Institutes of Health’s National Center of Research Resources, Center for Scientific Review, and Division of Research Grants.

Associated articles

JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
The National Institutes of Health Affordable Cancer Technologies Program: Improving Access to Resource-Appropriate Technologies for Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, Monitoring and Treatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
This Article is Featured in the Special Issue NIH-IEEE POCT 2015 Point-of-care (POC) technologies have proved valuable in cancer detection, diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment in the developed world, and have shown promise in low-and-middle-income countries (LMIC) as well. Despite this promise,... Read more
JTEHM, Articles, Published Articles
The Role of Affordable, Point-of-Care Technologies for Cancer Care in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Review & Commentary
      As the burden of non-communicable diseases such as cancer continues to rise in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), it is essential to identify and invest in promising solutions for cancer control and treatment. Point-of-care technologies (POCTs) have played critical roles... Read more