Hildy Fong Baker
Hildy Fong Baker, MHS, PhD is Executive Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Global Public Health at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health. She is responsible for leading various global health education and research initiatives at SPH, including the school’s Global Health Specialty, the Gilead Fellowship for the Advancement of Global Health, and global health initiatives of the UCB-UCSF Koret Planning Grant. She participates in strategic planning and development for campus and Bay Area global health initiatives including the UCB-UCSF Center for Global Health Delivery, Diplomacy, and Economics, the Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge, and the Bay Area Global Health Alliance. She is currently UCB Technical Director for the USAID Health Evaluation and Applied Research Development (HEARD) project, an implementation science initiative that brings many global partners together to improve policy development and program implementation in USAID global health priority areas. She is also a Lecturer for the UC Berkeley Master of Development Practice (MDP) program.
Fong Baker studied health policy and management at UNC-Chapel Hill (BSPH), health policy at Johns Hopkins (MHS), and received her PhD from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her doctoral research focused on health equity and the policy implications of migration on immunization of children in Southern China. She was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University, and has worked in various roles at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, WHO Child and Adolescent Health Unit in Geneva, NKF Singapore, the U.S. Senate, and Ogilvy Public Relations.