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Jillian Lucas. Baker, DrPH, EdM

Jillian Lucas Baker, DrPH, EdM

Contact Dr. Baker

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-4091
(215) 923-7583 fax


Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania 
DrPH, Drexel University 
EdM, Temple University 
BA, University of Pennsylvania

University Appointments

Assistant Professor, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Community-based Participatory Research
Families and Sexual Risk Communication
HIV/AIDS Risk Reduction
Intervention Development and Dissemination
Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations


Introduction to Public Health
Program Planning, Implementation & Evaluation


Dr. Jillian Baker holds her Doctorate in Public Health (DrPH) from Drexel University with a concentration in Community Health and Prevention.  She is also a trained  community mental health counselor with a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an EdM from Temple University.  She completed postdoctoral training at the National Center on Fathers and Families (NCOFF) and the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Baker has 17 years of experience in designing, implementing and translating community driven, evidence-based HIV/STI prevention programs for vulnerable populations, nationally and internationally.  Her research also explores how community spaces such as barbershops are crucial for implementation and sustainability of community health programs. Dr. Baker was a recipient of a Diversity Investigator Supplement award from the National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD) entitled "Father-Son Sexual Risk Communication and the Influence of HIV Risk Behaviors of African American Male Adolescents," where she investigated sexual risk communication practices among African American fathers and sons.  Her long-term goal is to design culturally relevant, theory-based interventions to lessen the burden of health disparities among marginalized populations.


Most Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Development of a barbershop based violence intervention for young Black emerging adult men
  2. “You Know What You Gotta Do”: African American Fathers and Sons Perspectives’ on Parent–Child Sexual Risk Communication and HIV Intervention Development Needs
  3. Development of a Barbershop-Based HIV/STI Risk Reduction Intervention for Young Heterosexual African American Men
  4. The Role of Sexual Health Professionals in Developing a Shared Concept of Risky Sexual Behavior as it Relates to HIV Transmission
  5. The Role of Environmental Context, Faith, and Patient Satisfaction in HIV Prevention among African American Women
  6. Results from a Secondary Data Analysis Regarding Satisfaction with Health Care among African American Women Living with HIV/AIDS
  7. The Development of a Culturally Relevant, Theoretically Driven HPV Prevention Intervention for Urban Adolescent Females and Their Parents/Guardians
  8. Erratum to Lessons Learned From Field-Testing a Brief Behavioral Intervention Package for African American Women at Risk for HIV/STDs (Health Promotion Practice, (2013), 14, 2 (168-173), 10.1177/1524839912474276)
  9. "The Black Man's Country Club": Assessing the feasibility of an HIV risk-reduction program for young heterosexual African American men in barbershops
  10. Lessons Learned From Field-Testing a Brief Behavioral Intervention Package for African American Women at Risk for HIV/STDs
  11. Barbershops as Venues to Assess and Intervene in HIV/STI Risk Among Young, Heterosexual African American Men
  12. An Exploratory Study of Adolescent Female Reactions to Direct-to-Consumer Advertising: The Case of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine