recently retired from her role as Chief Health Officer and Global Director of Health Services for The Dow Chemical Company, a position she held for 20 years of her 32 years with Dow. While there she had direct responsibility for leadership and management of all Occupational Health, Epidemiology, and Health Promotion programs and staff around the world. Dr. Baase was also the key driver of the Dow Health Strategy.
Dr Baase is active in a number of organizations and associations. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MIHIA), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving the health of people in 14 counties of central Michigan. She is a member of the Population Health Roundtable of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine and additionally chairs their Business Collaborative. She serves as Co-Chair of the Health Enhancement Research Organization, HERO, Employer-Community Committee. Dr. Baase served as a board member of the Partnership for Prevention for more than 10 years and the Board of Directors of the PCPCC, The Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative Board for three years, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Roadmaps to Health Advisory Board, The National Quality Forum’s (NQF) advisory group for the Multi-stakeholder Input on a National Priority: Improving Population Health by Working with Communities project, many committee and advisory positions with the CDC and most recently served on the Public Health – Health Care Collaboration Workgroup (PHHCC) of the Advisory Committee to the Director (ACD) of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For several years she has been a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ACOEM, Health and Productivity Committee and was previously a member of the Clinical Research Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine, The National Academies. She is a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Under her leadership, the health programs of The Dow Chemical Company have been extensively recognized for their innovation and achievement around the world.
Dr. Baase is a distinguished communicator on the topics of health strategy, prevention, occupational health and public health and is on the editorial staff for the American Journal of Health Promotion. She has co-authored more than 20 publications in the scientific literature and received many awards for leadership in the field of corporate health.
Dr. Baase graduated from the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care faculty development. She has been board certified in Family Practice since completing her residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals where she served as chief resident. She graduated summa cum laude from Saginaw Valley State University with degrees in chemistry and secondary education..