Kellan Baker

Dr. Kellan Baker (he/him) is the Executive Director of the Whitman-Walker Institute. Baker was previously a Centennial Scholar and a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Research Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where his research focused on transgender population health. Prior to that role, he was a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, where he worked on health and data collection policy at the federal and state levels and co-founded the Out2Enroll campaign, which has helped the Affordable Care Act halve the number of low-income LGBTQ people without insurance coverage. Additionally, he serves as a consultant for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and in advisory roles for entities such as the National Human Genome Research Institute, the US Transgender Survey, and AcademyHealth.

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