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Inj Prev 16:289 doi:10.1136/ip.2010.028803
  • Editorial

Who is Susan P Baker and why did she win the Calderone Prize?

  1. Carol W Runyan1,2,3
  1. 1University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  2. 2Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  3. 3Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Carol W Runyan, University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center, 137 East Franklin Street, Suite 500, CB7505, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7505, USA; carol_runyan{at}unc.edu

No one who reads this journal should need to ask ‘who is Susan Baker?’ given her more than four decades of leadership in injury control. She has been honoured by many academic and scientific organisations in public health and medicine recognising her numerous contributions to the field of public health, including a Bad Guy of the Month award from Road Rider magazine for her efforts to promote motorcycle helmets. But some readers may be unfamiliar with the full range of her contributions.

Starting her remarkable injury career at the Maryland medical examiner's office in 1968, she published the …

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