Majel R Baker

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My research interests focus on issues disproportionately affecting women, including sexism in STEM fields and interpersonal trauma like sexual assault. My work emphasizes statistical and study design methods, and academic and psychological outcomes.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Grant No. 00039202, June 2016 – June 2019

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Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background

BA: Psychology, with Honors, University of San Francisco.

Minor: Gender & Sexualities Studies.


Graduate Work at UMN

Baker, M. R.,, Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Nilakanta, H., Frazier, P. A. (In press). Childhood maltreatment predicts daily stressor exposure, but not perceived stress or stress reactivity. Journal of Counseling Psychology.

Merians, A. N., Baker, M. R., Frazier, P. A., & Lust, K. (2019). Outcomes related to adverse childhood experiences in college students: Comparing latent class analyses and cumulative risk. Child Abuse & Neglect, 87, 51-64. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.07.020

Nguyen-Feng, V. N., Baker, M. R., Merians, A. N., & Frazier, P. A. (2017). Sexual victimization, childhood emotional abuse, and distress: Daily coping and perceived control as mediators. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64, 672-683. doi:10.1037/cou0000244.

Frazier, P. A., Nguyen-Feng, V., Baker, M. R. (2017). Reconstructing meaning after sexual assault. In E. Altmaier (Eds.), Reconstructing Meaning after Trauma: Theory, Research and Practice. Elsevier.

Baker, M. R., Frazier, P. A., Greer, C. S., Paulsen, J. A., Howard, K., Meredith, L., Anders, S., & Shallcross, S. (2016). Sexual victimization history predicts academic performance in college women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 63(6), 685–692. doi: 10.1037/cou0000146.

Undergraduate Work

Halpern-Felsher, B., Baker, M. R.,& Stitzel, S. (2016). Decision-making in adolescents and young adults. In M. A. Diefenbach, S. Miller, & D. J. Bowen (Eds.), Handbook of Health Decision Science. New York: Springer Verlag.

Hendricks, P. S., Westmaas, J. L., Ta Park, V. M., Thorne, C.B., Wood, S. B., Baker, M. R., Lawler, M. R., Webb Hooper, M., Delucchi, K. L., & Hall, S. M. (2013). Smoking abstinence-related expectancies among American Indians, African Americans, and women: Potential mechanisms of tobacco-related disparities. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 28, 193-205. DOI: 10.1037/a0031938.

Hendricks, P. S., Wood, S. B., Baker, M. R., Delucchi, K. L., & Hall, S. M. (2011). The Smoking Abstinence Questionnaire: Measurement of smokers’ abstinence-related expectancies. Addiction, 106(4), 716-728. DOI: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.2010.03338.x.

Open Science Products & Activity

Merians, A. N., Baker, M. R., Frazier, P. A., Lust, K. (2018). Mplus syntax for double cross-validation using latent class analysis (LCA) and comparing outcomes across classes. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy,

Baker & Frazier. Daily Gender Prejudice Experienced by Women in STEM Majors. Public pre-registered study:


Krause, M. (Producer). (2019, November 26). Ep. 33 It Just Didn't Feel Like Me: Belonging and Sexism in Science. Interview feature for Sustainable Nano audio podcast.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae