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Dr. Monika G. Baldridge

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Chair of the Department of Health and Medicine 262.524.7627 mbaldrid@carrollu.edu Charles Street Hall 204

TEACHES IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAM(S)

Physician Assistant Studies

Biography

Dr. Monika Baldridge joined the Carroll faculty in 2004. She has a passion for teaching gross anatomy and medical physiology courses. She currently also serves as the Chair of the Department of Health and Medicine. Dr. Baldridge began her career as a medical technologist specializing in immunohematology. After working as the bone marrow transplant coordinator for the Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin (on site at Children's Hospital), she pursued a doctorate in physiology, specializing in reproductive endocrinology.

While at Carroll, Dr. Baldridge has established a robust research history focusing on the effects of endocrine disruptors on the female reproductive system. She is well published and has presented at numerous national conferences. Monika shares her research on female infertility with both graduate physician assistant and undergraduate students. She has mentored eleven Pioneer Scholar research students who have presented research at national scientific conferences and submitted manuscripts for publication. Dr. Baldridge earned the Benjamin F. Richardson Jr. Faculty Award for excellence in teaching, research and educational innovation.

​In addition to her research activities, Dr. Baldridge serves as the Anatomy and Physiology curriculum coordinator to ensure appropriate integration of professional curricula. She has extensive expertise in curriculum assessment and has served on the university’s assessment committee for eight years.  Dr. Baldridge also played a pivotal role in the institution of the Carroll Phi Kappa Phi Chapter on which she serves a Chapter President.  She is also a reviewer for several anatomy and physiology textbooks. 

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Postdoctoral Fellow, 2005
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Physiology, Ph.D., 2004
  • Marquette University, B.S., Biology and Medical Technology, 1992

Areas of Specialization

  • Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Human Anatomy
  • Medical Physiology
  • Toxicology

Scholarly and Professional Achievements

Publications

Baldridge MG, Marks, GT, Rawlins RG, Hutz RJ. Very Low-Dose (Femtomolar) 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) Disrupts Steroid Secretion by Human Luteinizing Granulosa Cells. Reproductive Toxicology 52:57-61, 2015.

Vermey ML, Marks, GT, Baldridge MG. Effect of Thyroid Function on MNU-Induced Mammary Carcinogenesis. Zoological Science 32(3), 2015.

Hutz RJ, Carvan III MJ, Larson JK, Liu Q, Stelzer RV, King-Heiden TC, Baldridge MG, Shahnoor N, Julien K. Familiar and Novel Reproductive Endocrine Disruptors: Xenoestrogens, Dioxins and Nanoparticles. Current Trends in Endocrinology 7:111-122, 2014.

White KM, Bauer SJ, Hartz KK, Baldridge MG. No Augmentation of Changes in Body Composition with Yogurt Consumption During Resistance Training in Women. International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism 19: 1-17, 2009.

Baldridge MG, Hutz RJ.  Autoradiographic Localization of Aromatic Hydrocarbon Receptor (AHR) in Rhesus Monkey Ovary. American Journal of Primatology 69:681-691, 2007.

Trewin AL, Woller MJ, Wimpee BAB, Conley LK, Baldridge MG, Hutz RJ. Short-Term Hormone Release from Female Rat Hypothalamic and Pituitary Explants is not Altered by 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin. Journal of Reproduction and Development, Vol.53, No. 4:765-775, 2007.

Hutz RJ, Carvan III MJ, Baldridge MG, Conley LK, King Heiden T. Environmental Toxicants and Effects on Female Reproductive Function. Review. Trends in Reproductive Biology, Vol. 2:1-11, 2006.

Baldridge MG, Stahl RL, Gerstenberger SL, Tripoli V, Hutz RJ. In Utero and Lactational Exposure of Long-Evans Rats to Ammonium Perchlorate (AP) Disrupts Ovarian Follicle Maturation. Reproductive Toxicology 19:155-161, 2004.

Baldridge MG, Stahl RL, Gerstenberger SL, Tripoli V, Hutz RJ.  Modulation of Ovarian Follicle Maturation in Long-Evans Rats Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) in Utero and Lactationally. Reproductive Toxicology 17(5):567-573, 2003.

Presentations

Luke K. Miskov, David T. Koening, Monika G. Baldridge. In Utero and Lactational Exposure to Glycitein Modulates Ovarian Follicle Maturation in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Poster Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in State College, PA; Aug 2012.

Monika Baldridge, Megan Land, Casey McIlrath. Acute and Chronic Exposure to Phytoestrogens Disrupts Ovarian Follicle Maturation in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Oral Platform Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA; July 2009.

Monika G. Baldridge, Stanislaw K. Miaskowski. In Utero and Lactational Exposure of Sprague-Dawley Rats to Diadzein Disrupts Ovarian Follicle Maturation. Poster Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in Milwaukee, WI; July-Aug 2010.

Benjamin O. Kamin, Monika G. Baldridge. Modulation of Ovarian Follicle Maturation in Sprague-Dawley Rats Chronically Exposed to Diadzein. Poster Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in Milwaukee, WI; July-Aug 2010.

Kaitlin L. Knackstedt, Jennifer M. Reinhart, Monika G. Baldridge. Acute and Chronic Exposure to Bisphenol A Disrupts Ovarian Follicle Maturation in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Poster Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in Milwaukee, WI; July-Aug 2010.

Susan E. Lewis, Angela M. Yokofich, Rebecca Giuliani, Cassandra Kurth, Megan Mohr, Monika G. Baldridge. Exposure to Bisphenol A Modulates Hormone Concentrations in Gammarus pseudolimnaeus. Poster Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in Milwaukee, WI; July-Aug 2010.

Justin Jacobson, Raquel Kouba, Monika Baldridge. Acute and Chronic Exposure to Phytoestrogens Modulates Testosterone Concentrations and Testis Morphology in Sprague-Dawley Rats. Poster Presentation at the Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR) National Conference in Pittsburgh, PA; July 2009.

Girls + Math + Science = Opportunities (G+M+S=O) Workshop. “Biomedicine: What the Heck is it?” Conley LK and Baldridge MG. UW-Fond du Lac, November 4, 2006.

Service to Carroll University and Profession

  • Curriculum Coordinator Anatomy and Physiology    
  • Physician Assistant Program Challenge Bowl Judge
  • AQC (Assessment Committee) Carroll University
  • Assessment Coordinator Physician Assistant Program
  • Phi Kappa Phi—President for the Carroll University Chapter
  • Biology Advisory Council (BAC)—University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Honors and Awards

Awards

  • Dr. Baldridge was the Carroll University recipient of the Benjamin F. Richardson, Jr. Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, and Educational Innovation, 2010
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Dissertation Fellowship 2002-2003
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee – Chancellor’s Graduate Student Award; 2002, 2003 & 2004
  • Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society Award Recipient of Excellence, 2001
  • YMCA English as a Second Language – Excellence in teaching Award

Grants

  • Carroll College STaR Scholar Program. Funded by NSF – S-STEM:SCHLR SCI TECH ENG & MATH 2007 $393,000. PI-Michael Schuder; Co-PI's—Monika Baldridge and Cynthia Horst.

What is your teaching style?

I strive to teach students many skills, ones that will hopefully have a lasting and useful impact on their lives both inside and outside the classroom. I guide students to become critical and reflective practitioners, collaborative thinkers, and effective communicators. These essential skills reach far beyond the classroom, as they are fundamental to the life-long learning process.

Why do you do what you do?

I have a passion for sharing scientific knowledge—every student has something unique to contribute that we can all learn from.

How do you make learning engaging?

I strive to make real life connections—to point out how this will apply to everyday clinical practice.

What should students know about you?

When not at Carroll, I am busy doing my other job as a mom. I live in Hales Corners with my husband Brad and three children: Zach, Alex and Isabelle. I was born in Budapest, Hungary and love to cook and bake ethnic meals. For fun Brad and I are avid ballroom dancers and love to dance the night away.

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