Dana Baker, MBA, M.S., MLS(ASCP)cm
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Dana Baker, MBA, M.S., MLS(ASCP)CM is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. A medical laboratory scientist certified by the American Society for Clinical Pathology, Baker's areas of expertise include infectious disease testing, immunohematology, learning and development, interprofessional education, diversity awareness, and health care simulation. Her teaching responsibilities include immunohematology, phlebotomy, advanced laboratory operations, interprofessional education and health care simulation activities.
In 2016, Baker was recognized as a "40 Under 40" Top Five honoree by the American Society for Clinical Pathology in recognition of contributions made to the laboratory profession. In 2019, she received the society's Member Excellence in Education Award in addition to being named as a 40 Under 40 honoree by her undergraduate alma mater, Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga. As one of the first two African American recipients in this award category, Baker was named a Voices Under 40 award recipient by the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science in 2020.
Baker has been highlighted by other professional organizations, such as the American Association of Blood Banks and American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science, for her voluntary contributions in both service and leadership on various committees and task forces in promoting the clinical laboratory science profession.
Currently, Baker serves on the Council of Laboratory Professionals of the American Society for Clinical Pathology and actively engages in the mentorship of emerging laboratory professionals. Locally, she is an active member of the Heart of America Association for Blood Banks and the Kansas City Regional Simulation Alliance while serving as representative at large for the society's Kansas chapter.
Baker earned her bachelor's degree in medical technology from Georgia Southern University. In 2012, she completed a master's degree in business administration with an emphasis in human resource management. Subsequently, Baker obtained a master's degree in health care simulation from the University of San Francisco. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction.