Dr. Baker is a postdoctoral scholar in the Human Affect and Pain Neuroscience Laboratory at Duke University, where she is focused on using brain and spine fMRI to examine neurobiological mechanisms of chronic pain. As a doctoral student, she conducted biobehavioral research on mindfulness as a treatment for chronic pain. Now, she aims to combine her pre- and post-doctoral training to improve chronic pain management through enhanced mechanistic understanding and development of mechanistically driven, multimodal interventions. Dr. Baker is especially interested in using psychedelic-assisted and mindfulness-based therapies to modify central pain networks, and in linking treatment responses to neuroimaging findings.
This profile was last updated on December 21, 2022