SIOP recognizes David P. Baker for lifetime professional achievement

David P. Baker PhD has been honored with the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

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Bowling Green, Ohio February 13, 2019 – David P. Baker PhD has been honored with the Distinguished Professional Contributions Award from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP).

The award is given in recognition of a lifetime of outstanding contributions to the practice of industrial and organizational psychology.

The Distinguished Professional Contribution Award is given annually to honor an I-O psychologist whose work in a business, government or other organizational setting has had a major, demonstrable impact on people at work, organizations and the practice of I-O psychology.

Dr. David P. Baker’s career is defined by his work on designing, developing, and evaluating team training programs in high risk environments. His work has focused on US Navy aircrews, FAA air traffic controllers and the commercial airlines. He has also worked with healthcare organizations to improve patient outcomes.

One significant contribution of Dr. Baker’s work is the TeamSTEPPSĀ® program. Developed for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, TeamSTEPPS was released as a public domain, free resource for training healthcare professionals in teamwork. Dr. Baker designed and led the national implementation of TeamSTEPPS, which led to tremendous uptake of the program in the US and internationally. TeamSTEPPS is likely the most consumed team training program in the world. Throughout his career, Dr. Baker has made significant efforts to disseminate his work to the broader research community. He also contributed significantly to SIOP, serving in numerous committee roles.

David P. Baker’s achievements will be recognized during the opening plenary of the 34th Annual SIOP Conference, held April 4-6 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Washington DC/National Harbor. Learn more about the conference here.

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About SIOP

The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) is an international professional organization with an annual membership of more than 10,000 industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists. SIOP’s mission is to enhance human well-being and performance in organizational and work settings by promoting the science, practice, and teaching of I-O psychology.

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