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Louisa Baxter

(United Kingdom) Registrar in Gastroenterology and General Medicine North East London Training Rotation

Harkness Project Title: Implementing the Patient-Centered Medical Home Model for Chronic Disease in Small Medical Practices: The Role of Practice Culture and Physician Leadership

Mentors: David Nash, M.D., and Lawrence Casalino M.D., Ph.D. (Cornell Weill School of Public Health)

Placement: Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health

Biography at time of Harkness Fellowship: Louisa Baxter, M.B.Ch.B., a 2009–10 Commonwealth Fund Harkness Fellow in Health Care Policy and Practice, is a British National Health Service (N.H.S.) hospital doctor; she qualified in 2003 and is midway through her training to become a consultant physician and gastroenterologist. She has previously worked with the N.H.S. Confederation Policy Unit on projects exploring differences in the provision of acute medical care and its ramifications on service design and the development of an evidence-based model of medical leadership. Baxter has written and contributed to several books and peer-reviewed journal articles, and is a third generation N.H.S. employee who was chosen to give the clinician’s address at the 60th Anniversary of the Health Service. She holds an M.B.Ch.B. from the University of Manchester and a master's degree in management and governance with a special interest in international health policy from the London School of Economics.


Project: The aim of Baxter’s project was to examine the relationship between small medical practices’ culture and their performance on implementing medical home infrastructure. In addition, the study sought to explore the attitudes of physicians in small practices towards the medical home model.  She undertook a survey of physicians in small practices that are implementing aspects of the medical home.  She also carried out site visits at small practices and interviews with physicians and administrators.

Career Activity since Fellowship

  • Health Advisor, Department for International Development, UK Aid
  • Senior Public Health Officer, United Nations High Commission on Refugees
  • Humanitarian Health Advisor, Save the Children UK
  • Public Health Registrar, Public Health England

Current Position: (updated 7/2017)

  • Health Advisor, Department for International Development, UK Aid

Email: [email protected]