Dr. Karen Baker is an Associate Professor in the Oral Pathology and Medicine Department of the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and in the Clinical Pharmacy Division of the College of Pharmacy. Ms. Baker has been on the Dental College faculty for 24 years and has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics. She directs the operation of an in-house pharmacy and drug therapy consultation center which serves faculty, staff, students, and patients every clinic day. Ms. Baker teaches both pre-doctoral and graduate level courses in dental therapeutics and evaluation of dental homecare products. She also provides dental clinical clerkship instruction to 6th year Pharm.D. students. Ms. Baker lectures both nationally and internationally and has published numerous articles and abstracts. Her research interests include evaluation of new treatments for oral infections and head and neck pain. She is currently evaluating the effect of frequent soda pop exposure on enamel erosion.
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