Judy Baxter, MA

University of Colorado

Judith (Judy) Baxter is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics-School of Medicine, Barbara Davis Center. She is recently retired as faculty and concentration director in the Dept. of Community and Behavioral Health at the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH), University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Judy is a graduate of the University of Denver, Denver, CO, where she earned her B.A. in Anthropology (1977) and her M.A. in Sociology (1981) with an emphasis in Community Studies and Demography.

Judy has taught and conducted research at the University of Colorado in the School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health Sciences Center since 1983. Her primary teaching is in the area of community health assessment, leadership and principles of evidence-based practice. She was course director for the Rocky Mountain Workshop on How to Practice Evidence-Based Health Care for 12 years. Her research focus is on planning, implementing, analyzing and sustaining population-based research studies designed to investigate the natural history and determinants of chronic disease in populations spanning the life course. Most recently this is as Project Manager and Investigator for the Colorado Center of the Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. Judy has been part of the RIHEL team since its inception and continues to learn from fellows, alumni and colleagues.

As part of the 2.5 Act in her life Judy is establishing a coaching practice focused on supporting organizations to build and sustain high performance teams, as well as well as continuing to be part of the RIHEL team. Her coaching philosophy is grounded in practices that support the development of mindful awareness and emotional/social intelligence. She has taken courses in Koru mindfulness, practiced Insight Meditation for 15 years and studied through retreat with Pema Chodron, Sharon Salzburg, Peter Williams and David Chernikoff. She is a certified coach for the Team Emotional and Social Intelligence (TESI) and Emotional Intelligence Inventory (EQi2) assessments.