Dr. Kesha Baptiste-Roberts

Title: 
Assistant Professor
Office Location: 
Portage 211
Phone: 
443-885-4013
Email: 
kesha.baptisteroberts@morgan.edu
Education:

2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

9/01 - 05/07 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

06/05 Certificate in Maternal and Child Health, Department of Population & Family Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

9/99 - 8/01 Master Public Health (M.P.H.) Community Health, Epidemiology, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Saint Louis, MO

8/95 - 05/99 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Biology, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

Education:

2008 Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

9/01 - 05/07 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

06/05 Certificate in Maternal and Child Health, Department of Population & Family Sciences, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

9/99 - 8/01 Master Public Health (M.P.H.) Community Health, Epidemiology, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Saint Louis, MO

8/95 - 05/99 Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Biology, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA

Kesha Baptiste-Roberts, PhD, MPH is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Public Health Analysis. Dr. Baptiste-Roberts has published research in the areas of maternal and child health, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Her current research efforts are focused on pregnancy-related factors and cardiometabolic outcomes for both mother and offspring along the life course and health among sexual minority women. Dr. Baptiste-Roberts is an active member of the Epidemiology Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and is president-elect of the Society of the Analysis of African American Public Health Issues (SAAPHI).

Selected Publications

Baptiste-Roberts K, Bronner Y, Nicholson WK. Adoption of a healthy lifestylefollowing gestational diabetes mellitus.Current Nutrition Reports. Sep 2015; 4(3):259-264

Bicking Kinsey C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of multiple previous miscarriages on health behaviors and health care utilization during subsequent pregnancy. Womens Health Issues. Mar-Apr 2015;25(2):155-161.

Bicking Kinsey C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of previous miscarriage on depressive symptoms during subsequent pregnancy and postpartum in the first baby study. Matern Child Health J. Feb 2015;19(2):391-400

Kinsey CB, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Effect of Previous Perinatal Loss on Maternal-Infant Bonding during the First Year Postpartum in the First Baby Study: A longitudinal cohort study. BMC Women's Health 2014 Jul 15;14:83.

Kinsey CB, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff K. Birth-related, psychosocial, and emotional correlates of positive maternal-infant bonding in a cohort of first-time mothers. Midwifery 2014, May 30 (5), e188-94

Kraschnewski JL, Chuang CH, Downs DS, Weisman CS, McCamant EL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Association of Prenatal Physical Activity and Gestational Weight Gain: Results from the First Baby Study, Women's Health Issues 2013, 23(4), e233-38.

Bicking C, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff K. Effect of Prior Perinatal Loss on the Maternal and Emotional Response to Labor and Delivery of a Healthy Infant, J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs, 2013 Jul; 42(4):442-50.

Nicholson WK, Baptiste-Roberts K, Wang NY, Chang Y, Powe NR. Association between Adiponectin and Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha Levels at 8-14 Weeks Gestation and Maternal Glucose Tolerance: The Parity, Inflammation and Diabetes (PID) Study, J Women's Health, 2013 Mar; 22;(3):259-66

Baptiste-Roberts K, Nicholson WK, Powe N, Brancati FL. Gestatational Diabetes and Subsequent Growth Patterns of Offspring: The Collaborative Perinatal Project, Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2012, Jan; 16(1):125-32

Baptiste-Roberts K, Ghosh P, Nicholson WK. Pregravid physical activity, dietary intake and glucose intolerance during pregnancy, J Women's Health, 2011 Dec;20(12):1847-51

Gary-Webb TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Pham L, Wesche-Thobaben J, Patricio J, Pi-Sunyer FX, Brown AF, Jones L, Brancati FL. Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status, Depression, and Health Status in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Study, BMC Public Health 2011, 11:349

Nicholson WK, Baptiste-Roberts K. The Evidence for Effectiveness and Safety of Oral Hypoglycemic Agents during Pregnancy, Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2011 Feb;25(1):51-63

Gary-Webb TL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Pham L, Wesche-Thobaben J, Patricio J, Pi-Sunyer FX, Brown AF, Jones L, Brancati FL. Neighborhood and Weight-related Health Behaviors in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study, BMC Public Health 2010, 10:312

Golden SH, Bennet WL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Wilson LM, Barone B, Gary TL, Bass E, Nicholson WK. Characteristics of Antepartum and Postpartum Glucose Testing and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Women with Prior Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review, Gender Medicine 2009, 6(Suppl):109-122

Baptiste-Roberts K, Barone B, Gary TL, Golden SH, Wilson L, Bass E, Nicholson WK. Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes among Women with Gestational Diabetes: A Systematic Review, American Journal of Medicine 2009, 122(3):207-214

Atta M, Baptiste-Roberts K, Gary TL, Brancati FL. The Natural Course of Microalbuminuria among African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes: A 3 year study, American Journal of Medicine 2009, 122(1):62-72

Baptiste-Roberts K, Salafia CM, Nicholson WK, Wang NY, Duggan AL, Brancati FL. Gross Placental Measures and Childhood Growth, Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine 2009, 22(1):13-23

Baptiste-Roberts K, Salafia CM, Nicholson WK, Wang NY, Duggan AL, Brancati FL. Maternal Risk Factors for Abnormal Placental Growth: The National Collaborative Perinatal Project, BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2008, 8(1):44

Baptiste-Roberts K, Gary TL, Beckles GLA, Gregg E, Owens M, Porterfield D, Engelgau M. Family History of Diabetes, Awareness of Risk Factors, and Health Behaviors among African Americans, American Journal of Public Health 2007, 97(5): 907-912

Asao K, Kao WHL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Bandeen-Roche K, Erlinger TP, Brancati FL. Short Stature and the Risk of Adiposity, Insulin Resistance, and type 2 Diabetes in Middle Age: The Third National Health and Nutrition Survey (NHANES III), 1988-1994, Diabetes Care 2006, 24 (7):1632-1637

Baptiste-Roberts K, Gary TL, Bone LR, Hill MN, Brancati FL. Perceived Body Image among African Americans with Type 2 Diabetes, Patient Education and Counseling, 2006, 60 (2):194-200