The Dow Chemical Company
Catherine Baase is the Global Director of Health Services for The Dow Chemical Company, with direct responsibility for leadership and management of all Occupational Health, Epidemiology, and Health Promotion programs and staff around the world. Dr. Baase is a key driver of the Dow Health Strategy.
In combination with her role at Dow, Dr. Baase is active in a number of organizations and associations. She is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Michigan Health Information Alliance (MIHIA), a multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving the health of people in 14 counties of central Michigan. She is currently serving as a member of the Population Health Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Baase served as a board member of the Partnership for Prevention for more than 10 years and theBoard of Directors of the PCPCC, Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative for three years. For several years she has been a member of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, ACOEM, Health and Productivity Committee and was previously a member of the Clinical Research Roundtable of the Institute of Medicine, The National Academies. She is a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Fellow in the American Academy of F Under her leadership, the health programs of The Dow Chemical Company have been extensively recognized for their innovation and achievement around the world.
Dr. Baase is a distinguished communicator on the topics of health strategy, prevention, occupational health and public health and is on the editorial staff for the American Journal of Health Promotion. She has co-authored more than 15 publications in the scientific literature and received many awards for leadership in the field of corporate health.
Dr. Baase graduated from the College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care faculty development. She has been board certified in Family Practice since completing her residency at Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals where she served as chief resident. She graduated summa cum laude from Saginaw Valley State University with degrees in chemistry and secondary education.
Dr. Baase is married with four grown children and six grandchildren.