Jason Baker, MD, MSc

Dr. Jason Baker is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota and practices clinical Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis.  He graduated from University of Wisconsin Medical School (2001) and completed Internal Medicine training at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU; 2001-2004).  He then completed fellowship training in Infectious Diseases and obtained a Master's of Science in Clinical Research at University of Minnesota (2004-2007). His research focuses on long-term non-AIDS defining complications, such as premature cardiovascular disease, among HIV-positive persons.  His current activities include studies to better understand mechanisms underlying incomplete immune recovery and persistent inflammation with accompanying activation of coagulation pathways.  with an emphasis on developing treatment strategies targeting ongoing inflammation and coagulation activation.  Dr. Baker conducts translational clinical trails at the HCMC HIV clinic to study novel treatment and prevention strategies, and collaborates with multi-center networks including the NIH-funded INSIGHT (International Network for Strategic Initiatives in Global HIV Trials) group.  He is currently a member of the INSIGHT Scientific Steering Committee and co-chair for a cardiovascular disease substudy for the early HIV treatment trial START (Strategic Timing of AntiRetroviral Therapy).