Hailing from Detroit, Michigan, Lola Baird, LICSW received her BA in English Literature from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following an undergraduate internship with the Washtenaw County Office of the Public Defender, Lola developed a passion for advocating for underserved populations. Lola pursued a graduate degree in Social Work at Boston College and in 2011 received her MSW with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health. Lola has been a fulltime Social Worker with the VA Boston Healthcare System since February 2012 and has worked in many areas of the hospital system. Starting her career in the Community Residential Care program, Lola provided clinical case management services to Veterans with chronic mental illnesses who live in VA-contracted community group homes. Lola then transitioned to the General Mental Health clinic where she assisted with developing the practices and guidelines for Social Work Case Management within outpatient mental health clinics, provided regular and ad hoc mental health coverage in the Brockton Urgent Care clinic, and served for 2-years as the Military Sexual Trauma Coordinator for VA Boston. Lola currently serves as the Senior Social Worker and Program Coordinator for the Polytrauma/Traumatic Brain Injury clinic where her primary duties include planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the Polytrauma/TBI program at VA Boston, along with coordinating service delivery for Veterans seen in the clinic.
- Boston College, MSW
- University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, BA
- Published on 8/2/2023
Heintz HL, Paik JM, Baird L, Driver JA, Moye J. What matters most to older adults: Racial and ethnic considerations in values for current healthcare planning. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2023 Oct; 71(10):3254-3266. PMID: 37528798.
- Published on 4/19/2023
Pless Kaiser A, Moye J, Baird L, Sager Z, Wachterman M. Factors Associated With Distress Related to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder at the End of Life Among U.S. Veterans. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2023 Aug; 66(2):102-115. PMID: 37084828.
- Published on 4/1/2021
Bogdanova Y, Gilbert K, Baird L. Virtual Care and Home-Based LED Treatment for TBI During COVID-19 Pandemic. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2021.
- Published on 12/1/2019
Bogdanova Y, Gilbert K, Baird L, Naeser MA . LED Home Treatment Program for Chronic TBI and PTSD: Clinical Program Evaluation. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2019.