A lifelong Republican, Kristin Baker is currently serving her first term in the House after serving Cabarrus County families for the last twenty-five years as a physician, as a Board of Trustees member for Cannon School, and as a volunteer with Present Age Ministries to help sex trafficking victims. She has practiced psychiatry in various settings in Concord, including private practice, hospital-based outpatient care with Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast, as a Clinical Director for Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare, and most recently as an independent consultant.
Dr. Baker is a Morehead Scholar who graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill in 1985. She attended the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in Chapel Hill and graduated in 1989. Dr. Baker completed her Psychiatry Residency through Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Louis Children's Hospital. She received board certification in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Kristin Baker has served as Medical Director for Hospice of Cabarrus County, on the Board of Directors for Mental Health America of Central Carolinas and for the Community Free Clinic. She’s helped Habitat for Humanity as a Women Build volunteer and strengthened her faith through engagement with Women of Vision, Reformed Theological Seminary, and the Women of Purpose Bible study.
She is married to Dr. Scott Baker, a physician with Charlotte Radiology and son of longtime Cabarrus pediatrician, Dr. Linny Baker. They have three adult children and attend Stonebridge Church Community.