Dr. Dian Baker

Dr. Tanya Altmann

Title: Associate Professor
Joined School of Nursing: 2001

Office: Folsom Hall 2029
Email: dibaker@csus.edu
Office Phone: 916-278-7243

Mailing Address:
Sacramento State - School of Nursing
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6096

Professional Degrees

  • Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing Postdoctoral Fellow., University of California, Davis, 2009
  • Ph.D., Nursing, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009 
  • M.S.N., California State University, Sacramento, 2005
  • M.A., Childhood Development, California State University, Sacramento, 1988
  • B.S.N., California State University, Chico, 1974

Certifications and Credentials

  • Credential for School Nursing Services, California State University, Sacramento
  • Pediatric Nurse Associate/Practitioner Certification Program, University of California, Davis, Extension
  • State of California Public Health Nurse Certification
  • School Audiometrist
  • Public Health Disaster Response and Preparedness Certification
  • Multi-hazard Response Training of Trainers Certification


  • NURS 173: RN to BSN Leadership and Management for the Professional Nurse
  • NURS 174: RN to BSN Community Health for the Professional Nurse
  • NURS 178: RN to BSN culminating project
  • NURS 215: Community Health and Health Policy
  • NURS 210: Research as a Foundation for Advanced Nursing Practice
  • NURS 214B: Education Program Development
  • NURS 213C: School Nursing I
  • NURS 213D: School Nursing II
  • NURS 293D: School Nursing Practicum
  • NURS 144: Community Health
  • NURS 500: Thesis proposal and development

Research Interests

  • Asian and Pacific Islander American Health
  • Youth Development and Health Promotion
  • Persons with Developmental Disabilities
  • LGBTQ Health Issues
  • Health Systems and Health Policy

Professional Actvities

  • Member Maternal Child Advisory Board, appointed position. Yolo County. 2011
  • Executive committee board member. Hmong Women's Heritage Association. 2009-2011
  • Executive committee board member. United Iu Mien, Sacramento, Ca. 2009-2011
  • Committee member, Marginalized Yoiuth Task Force, Sacramento, CA. 2008-present
  • Member, Sacramento Rescue and Restore Human Trafficking Coalition. 2007-present
  • Member, U.S. Attorney General's Hate Crime Task Force for Northern California. 2004-present

Publications, Grants, and Awards

  • Niederhauser, V. & Baker, D. What's new in childhood and adolecent immunization? The Journal for Nurse Pratitioners. Accepted, 2011
  • Baker, D. & Niederhauser, V. Improving immunization rates using a social determinants of health framework. The Journal for Nurse Pratitioners. Accepted, 2011
  • Baker, D., Ly, MY, Pauza, C. (2011) Hmong nurses in Laos during America's secret war, 1954-1974. Women's History Magazine (England), 65 (ISSN 1476-6760), 18-25.
  • Baker, D. (2011). Conceptual parameters of acculturation within the Asian and Pacific Islander American populations: Applications for nursing practice and research. Nursing Forum, 46(2), 83-93.  
  • Outstanding Community Service Award, California State University, Sacramento, 2010
  • Innovative Health Communication regarding Immunizations for the Hmong Community. National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates and Pratitioners Foundation. 2010