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Quinton Baker

Attending: Eastern Washington University, M.A. Public Health

Acknowledgement to Mentor: I would like to personally thank my official mentor, Chris Greer, for taking time away from work to meet with me every week. Thank you for providing me with a plethora of articles to read and punish me to digest the information in a timely manner. I truly appreciate all you have done for me. I would also like to thank my unofficial mentors Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Dr. Theresa Martin and Dr. Robert Bartlett. Conversing with you all about research ideas and current affairs has been fruitful to say the least and Im excited to work with you both in the future. I look forward to creating and maintaining a strong professional relationship with you all, thank you so much for all your help.




Quinton Baker is a first generation college student. He was born in Spokane, Washington and has lived there his entire life. While growing up in a single parent home, he watched his mother make the decision to forego college in order to work and support him. Watching his mother work two jobs, while slowly climbing the economic ladder, reinforced the fact that if he wanted something in this world he would have to work to achieve it.  

Quinton completed his first academic year at Eastern with a 3.53 GPA and made the Dean's List two out of three quarters. His major is Psychology, and he plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in Health Psychology and focus his career around alternative medicines.  Outside of academia, Quinton is an active member of his community and will continue volunteering time and services for worthy causes. He has volunteered with groups and organizations such as Odyssey, Lincare, Goodwill, Red Cross, and Tapio Counseling Center, and looks forward to any public service opportunities in the future. 


Chris Greer, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute

Dr. Kayleen Islam-Zwart, Professor, Department of Psychology, EWU


TRiO McNair Research Internship:___________________________________________________________

Bipolar II: Western Approach vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach (2012)

Modern Western Medicine has been the standard of practice for treating diseases and disorders in the Americas, Europe, Australia and the Pacific Rim and its methodology is gaining predominance in most countries around the world. China has adopted the methods of Western Medicine and practices it concurrently with their historical Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. This paper evaluates the cultural differences in diagnostic features and the methods of both approaches for treating Bipolar II Disorder. There also is a brief discussion pertaining to the efficacy of both Western and Chinese medicines that highlight the issues surrounding the evaluation of TCM using Modern Western randomized clinical trials.


Conference Presentations:_________________________________________________________________

 Student  Drinking Patterns and Academic Performance,

  • 16th Annual EWU Student Research and Creative Works Symposium (2013)

Western Medicine vs.Traditional Chinese Medicine: Diagnostic Features and Treatment Options for Bipolar II,

  •  Oklahoma State University Scholar Research Symposium (2013)

Bipolar II: Western Approach vs.Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach,

  • 21st Annual National Ronald E. McNAir Research Conference and Graduate Fair (2012)


2013-2013 Honors and Awards:_____________________________________________________________

  • Ronald E. McNair PostBaccalaureate Achievement Program, Federally-funded research-oriented undergraduate program with the goal of increasing the attainment of Ph.D. degrees by students from underrepresented segments of society (2012)
  • Awardee of "Keepers of the Dream" Outstanding Acaademic Achievement, Eastern Washington University
  • Dean's List,  Students achieve honor roll if they maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher and complete at least 12 credits each quarter (Fall 2012, Winter 2013)
  • Travel Grants: Received $1,000 from the Provost Office, the College of Social & Behavioral Scieneces and Social Work, and the Bellevue program to travel and present research in Stillwater, Okla.,2013 Psi Chi International Honor Society (Psychology)
  • American Psychological Society, Member
  • Wittenback Memorial Scholarship, $1,500, Eastern Washington University
  • Roger Goodspeed Scholarship, $200 per quarter


Graduate School Acceptances:_____________________________________________________________

Eastern Washington University, M.A. Public Health

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