Dr. Margaret Baker is a global neglected tropical diseases expert with 19 years’ experience working on NTDs in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and the South Pacific, as well as the UK and USA. Dr. Baker currently serves as Technical Director on USAID’s Act to End NTDs | East program, a global flagship initiative to help endemic countries fight neglected tropical diseases. She previously served as the Senior Manager of Knowledge Management on USAID’s ENVISION project.
Dr. Baker has a passion for improving the design of NTD programs as reflected in her strong publications record. She currently serves on the WHO Expanded Special Project for Elimination of NTDs (ESPEN), on the global Gender and Equity NTD Working Group, and on the executive committee of the NTD Non-Government Organization Network (NNN).
Before joining RTI, Dr. Baker was an assistant professor at Georgetown University, an embedded technical support officer with the national lymphatic filariasis programs in Vanuatu and the Dominican Republic, and a tuberculosis surveillance officer with the UK’s National Health Service (NHS).