Dr. Stephen Baker

Dr. Stephen Baker is Director of Research For Global Health in the Department of Medicine at the University of Cambridge and Honorary Faculty at the Wellcome Sanger Institute. He is a molecular epidemiologist whose career has been focused on understanding how infectious diseases in humans in low-middle income countries evolve and spread. He was previously located at the Wellcome Africa- Asia programme in Vietnam for 12 years, where he established an internationally recognised programme of research on enteric (gastrointestinal) infections. His research focuses on the phylogeography of enteric bacteria, looking more closely at evolutionary adaptation and clonal replacement of pathogens in endemic settings through cohort studies and hospital surveillance.