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William L. Baker, Pharm.D., BCPS

Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy

Primary Appointment
UConn School of Pharmacy

Secondary Appointment
UConn/Hartford Hospital Evidence-based Practice Center

Pharm.D., University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy, Storrs Connecticut

Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, Hartford Hospital, Hartford Connecticut

Research Interests
1.        Conducting comparative effectiveness reviews to help inform medical decision making and treatment coverage’s
2.        Evaluate the efficacy and effectiveness of pharmacologic agents using various traditional and Bayesian meta-analysis
3.        Teaching systematic review and meta-analytic techniques to pharmacy and medicine students, residents, and fellows

Selected Publications
Baker WL, Coleman CI, Kluger J, Reinhart KM, Talati R, Quercia R, Phung OJ, White CM. Systematic Review: Comparative Effectiveness of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors or Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers for Ischemic Heart Disease. Annals of Internal Medicine 2009;151(12):861-71

Baker WL, Talati R, White CM, Coleman CI. Differing Effect of Statins on Insulin Sensitivity in Non-Diabetics: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice 2009. Epub ahead of print Nov 11th 2009

Baker WL, Baker EL, Coleman CI. Pharmacologic Treatments for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Mixed Treatment Comparison Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Pharmacotherapy 2009;29(8):891-905

Baker WL, Silver D, White CM, Kluger J, Aberle J, Patel AA, Coleman CI. Dopamine Agonists in the Treatment of Early Parkinson’s Disease: A Meta-Analysis. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders 2009;15(5):287-94

Baker WL, Cios DA, Sander SP, Coleman CI. Assessing the Quality of ‘Real World’ Warfarin Control in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Treated in the United States: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 2009;15(3):245-53

Baker WL, Baker EL, Coleman CI. The Effect of Plant Sterols on Lipid Parameters in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes: A Meta-Analysis. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2009;84(2):e33-e37

Baker WL, White CM, Coleman CI. Effect of Non-Ergot Dopamine Agonists on Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome. Annals of Family Medicine. 2008;6(3):253-62

Baker WL, Guttierez-Williams G, White CM, Kluger J, Coleman CI. The Effect of Cinnamon on Glucose Control and Lipid Parameters. Diabetes Care 2008;31:41-3

Contact Information
Phone: 860-679-3889
E-mail: wbaker@uchc.edu

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