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Birgitta Baker
Birgitta Baker
Associate Professor
Summary Statement

My research focuses on promoting community and individual well-being in low-wealth urban areas.

  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management - RPTM
  • Graduate Program
  • Graduate Professor-in-Charge
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  • Ph.D., Leisure Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 2008
  • M.S., Recreation Management and Youth Leadership, Brigham Young University, 2003
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Currently Accepting Graduate Students
Office Address
The Pennsylvania State University
812 Donald H. Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
  • Predictors and outcomes of physical activity behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults.
  • The role of parks and recreation in promoting health and community development.
  • Individual and community well-being in low-wealth, urban neighborhoods.
Grants and Research Projects
  • Predictors and Outcomes of Physical Activity Behavior in Children and Young Adults
  • The Role of Parks and Recreation in Promoting Health and Community Development