- Medical School - University of Oklahoma College of Medicine (1978-1982)
- Residency - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (1982-1985), Psychiatry
- Fellowship - Baylor College of Medicine (1985-1987), Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
James Baker, M.D., M.B.A.
James Baker, M.D., M.B.A., serves as Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is a pediatric psychiatrist with over 25 years of academic and public-sector administrative experience in behavioral health, including service as Systems Chief Medical Officer of the community mental health center in Austin, Texas, Chief Executive Officer of the community center for Dallas County, and Medical Director for Behavioral Health with the Texas Department of State Health Services. He also served as Associate Chair in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School.
Dr. Baker is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a recipient of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, as well as of 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.
- American Medical Association (1986)
- Texas Medical Association (1986)
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1985)
- Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians (1984)
- Pamela Blumenthal Memorial Award 2008, Mental Health America of Greater Dallas
- Exemplary Psychiatrist Award 1999, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
- Distinguished Fellow 1998, American College of Psychiatry and Neurology
Interfacial behavior of uracil derivatives.
Bake JG, Christian SD, Kim MH, Dryhurst G, Biophysical chemistry 1975 May 9 4 355-67
A spreadsheet method for calculating maximum caseload and intake capacity for CMHC psychiatrists.
Baker JG, Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 1997 Dec 48 12 1578-81
Perceived ideological differences, job satisfaction and organizational commitment among psychiatrists in a community mental health center.
Baker JG, Baker DF, Community mental health journal 1999 Feb 35 1 85-95
Using quality improvement teams to improve documentation in records at a community mental health center.
Baker JG, Shanfield SB, Schnee S, Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2000 Feb 51 2 239-42
Engaging community mental health stakeholders in pharmacy cost management.
Baker JG, Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 2001 May 52 5 650-3
Predicting Child-to-Adult Community Mental Health Service Continuation.
Cohen DA, Klodnick VV, Kramer MD, Strakowski SM, Baker J, The journal of behavioral health services & research 2020 07 47 3 331-345
A performance indicator spreadsheet for physicians in community mental health centers.
Baker JG, Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 1998 Oct 49 10 1293-4, 1298
Accessing the public mental health system in Texas.
Baker JG, Texas medicine 2015 Feb 111 2 44-6
Determination of adsorption isotherms and solute activities from spreading pressure-surface charge data
Christian SD, Dryhurst G, Brabec V, Baker JG Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 1977 62 454-460
Issues in psychotherapy with chronically-ill adolescents
Baker JG, Butler P Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy 1987 4 186-191
Best practices: managing performance indicators for physicians in community mental health centers.
Baker JG, Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) 1999 Nov 50 11 1417-9
- Interfacial behavior of uracil derivatives.