James Baker, MD, MBA

Associate Chair of Clinical Integration and Operations, Clinical Professor

1977 …2015
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Dr. James Baker serves as Associate Chair of Clinical Integration and Services in the Department of Psychiatry at Dell Medical School.  Dr. Baker also serves as Systems Chief Medical Officer for Integral Care, the community mental health center for Austin and Travis County. He is a child/adolescent psychiatrist with over twenty years of medical administrative experience in behavioral health, including service as Chief Executive Officer of the community mental health center for Dallas County and as Medical Director for Behavioral Health with the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Dr Baker is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a recipient of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award as well as the Mental Health America of Greater Dallas Pamela Blumenthal Memorial Award for long-term commitment to quality of care and delivery of services to people with mental illnesses.

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Research Output 1977 2015

Accessing the public mental health system in Texas

Baker, J. G., Feb 1 2015, In : Texas medicine. 111, 2, p. 44-46 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Public Health Administration
Patient Acceptance of Health Care
Attitude of Health Personnel
Community Mental Health Services
Health Services Accessibility
3 Citations (Scopus)

Engaging community mental health stakeholders in pharmacy cost management

Baker, J. G., May 22 2001, In : Psychiatric Services. 52, 5, p. 650-653 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mental Health
mental health
6 Citations (Scopus)

Using quality improvement teams to improve documentation in records at a community mental health center

Baker, J., Shanfield, S. B. & Schnee, S., Feb 1 2000, In : Psychiatric Services. 51, 2, p. 239-242 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Community Mental Health Centers
Quality Improvement
mental health
5 Citations (Scopus)

Managing performance indicators for physicians in community mental health centers

Baker, J. G., Jan 1 1999, In : Psychiatric Services. 50, 11, p. 1417-1419 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Community Mental Health Centers
Patient Care Team
Health Care Quality Indicators
Major Depressive Disorder
Task Performance and Analysis
19 Citations (Scopus)
Community Mental Health Centers
Job Satisfaction
job satisfaction