Macaran Baird, MD, MS
Administration, Department Head
Integration of behavioral medicine into primary care, population-based health, family therapy and chronic illness
MD, MS, University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota Bethesda Lutheran Hospital Family Medicine Residency
(now St. Joseph's Hospital program)
Baird is head of the University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. He began his medical career in 1978 as a rural physician and has since held academic positions in Oklahoma; New York; and Rochester, Minnesota. Leadership involvement includes service on the RWJF Depression in Primary Care National Advisory Council and co-chair of the IOM report on health and behavior. Baird recently worked with a multidisciplinary team to develop the Minnesota Complexity Assessment Method©, helping to identify barriers impeding patient care and understand social determinants of health. He currently chairs the UCare Board of Directors.
6-240 Phillips-Wangensteen Bldg
516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Mendenhall TJ, Pratt KJ, Phelps KW, Baird MA. Advancing medical family therapy through research: A consideration of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods designs. Contemporary Family Therapy. 2012;34(2):187-203.
Baird MA. The patient-centered medical home and managed care: Times have changed, some components have not. JABFM. 2011;24(6):630-632. doi:10.3122/jabfm.2011.06.110119.
Peek CJ, Baird MA, Coleman E. Primary care for patient complexity, not only disease. Families, Systems, & Health. 2009;27(4):287-302.
Rasmussen NH, Agerter DC, Colligan RC, Baird MA, Yunghans CE, Cha SS. Somatisation and alexithymia in patients with high use of medical care and medically unexplained symptoms. Mental Health in Family Medicine. 2008;5:139-48.
Mendenhall T, Kelleher M, Baird MA, Doherty WJ. Overcoming depression in a strange land: A Hmong woman’s journey through the world of Western medicine. In: Kessler R, Stafford D, eds. Collaborative Medicine Case Studies: Evidence in Practice. New York: Springer Publishers; 2008:327-340.