[Box 054] ABC Files: A. — 1954; circa 1957-2009; undated.. — 1 box
Creator: Baker, Susan
Subject files in this box are on the following topics: Alaska; traffic accident rates by age and gender; alcohol; Age 60 Aviation Rule; airbags; architectural design for safety; Armenia; Aspen Airport safety; assault; and ATVs-all terrain vehicles.
This box contains Baker’s personnel activity reports from the Johns Hopkins Departments of Health Services Administration and of Health Policy and Management, as well as her committee records from the Department of Health Policy Management. There are also teaching materials; records pertaining to Baker's involvement in professional societies; and materials pertaining to many research studies and injury prevention projects initiated and carried out by Baker and her colleagues.
The ABC files cover every facet of Baker’s professional working life, including research; committee work within the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health; her teaching at Hopkins, as well as external projects to educate professionals about safety issues in their field; and her efforts toward developing the injury control program at Johns Hopkins. Materials document Baker’s extensive involvement, as a consultant, advisory panel member, and leader, with professional associations, federal agencies, and scientific organizations committed to injury prevention. They pertain to Baker’s presentations at conferences and workshops; her publications; and her receipt of honors and awards. Within each box, Baker has arranged these papers in alphabetical order by topic (organization name, professional activity, or research subject). These files, even within individual folders, include a mix of material types and cover a wide range of professional activities.
Baker was a member of the AAAM starting in 1970; she served as the AAAM President from 1974-1975; and was awarded a Fellow in 1994. Records include copies of AAAM meeting minutes; biographical sketches and pictures of the board of nominees, including Baker, 1971; an announcement and photograph of Baker as the first lady president of the AAAM; copies of The President’s Letter that includes one by Baker in her capacity as President, 1974; annual meeting programs; reports; organizational history documents; and the AAAM Quarterly News. One issue contains a picture of Baker presenting an award to William Haddon, 1975. There are also correspondence by Baker and others pertaining to mandatory seat belt legislation, 1984; testimony by Petrucelli, with Baker’s annotations, before the California Senate Transportation Committee regarding safety belt laws, 1985; and correspondence awarding Baker Fellow Status in the AAAM, 1994. Baker is also pictured in photographs in the AAAM publication, A Brief History.
[Folder 054/003] American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). — circa 1985-1986. — 1 folder
Contains research on a study by Baker on “the interrelationships of alcohol, age, disease, survival, responsibility and other factors in drivers killed in traffic accidents in Baltimore during” a five year period from 1964-1969.
[Folder 054/027] Alcohol - Pregnancy -- Evaluation of State Regulations to Reduce Alcohol Consumption During Pregnancy [Research proposed by Baker et al.]. — undated. — 1 folder
[Folder 054/028] Allstate -- The Johns Hopkins - Allstate Partnership to Create the Safest Generation of Young Drivers. — 2009. — 1 folder
Includes a proposal by the Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy concerning “The Allstate Foundation 2015 Project.” This project is described in the documentation as a “five-year initiative focused on studying issues related to teen safe driving, developing programs, and executing strategic communications campaigns to support America’s safest generation of new drivers – the driving class of 2015.”
Typescripts of testimony by Baker: at a public meeting on heavy truck safety sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); on behalf of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at a public hearing on FMVSS 208, Passive Restraints; and before the U. S. House of Representatives Select Committee on Aging Subcommittee on Health and Long-term Care.
[Folder 054/039] Archives -- Baker SP and Rutherford RB. "Traffic Deaths Due to Blunt Abdominal Trauma." Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the AAAM. — 1971. — 1 folder
[Folder 054/040] Archives -- Teret SP, Baker SP, Trinkoff AM, and DeFrancesco S. Report of the National Conference on Injury Control. — 1981. — 1 folder
There is a notation by Baker on the report that the National Conference on Injury Control was the first injury control conference.
[Folder 054/041] Archvies -- Annotated Correspondence Concerning the Chemical Specialties Manufacturers (CMSA) and the Evaluation of the National Electronic Injury Surveillance Systemt (NEISS). — 1973-1975. — 1 folder
[Folder 054/042] Army Priority -- Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Prevention and Control Project: Prioritization of Army Injury Problems and Assessment of the Evidence Base. — 2002. — 1 folder
[Folder 054/043] Alcohol Related Injury Surveillance (A.R.I.S.) Project . — circa 1984-1985. — 1 folder
Materials pertain to disaster preparedness and injury prevention in Armenia and include articles about the 1988 earthquake, the sevan survey questionnaire, brochures, population statistics, correspondence, presentation slide printouts, and a typescript of a two-page travel log, “A day in Yerevan” by Baker. Baker was a visiting professor at the American University of Armenia in 2000 and taught a course on injury prevention.