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FIT Program, Program Manager

Biographical Information:

Anna is the program manager for the Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program, which provides patient navigation and support services for individuals with chronic medical conditions who are re-entering their communities. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Sewanee: The University of the South and was a Peace Corps Volunteer from 2012-2014 in Senegal, West Africa, where she focused on community-based health projects. Anna received a master’s degree in public health in the Department of Health Behavior at UNC. She has since worked at UNC in public health project management and has led numerous international and domestic research projects. Anna is passionate about working alongside her colleagues to directly address the social determinants of health for people impacted by mass incarceration in the state of North Carolina.

Current Research Projects:

  • Factors affecting healthcare and incarceration outcomes among FIT (Formerly Incarcerated Transition) Program participants.
    • PI: Evan Ashkin, MD
    • Co-Investigators: David Rosen, MD, PhD, MSPH, and Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD
Anna Baker
  • Department of Family Medicine