1873 – Sara Baker was born in Poughkeepsie, New York.
1899 – Enrolled and graduated in Women’s Medical College.
1901 – Passed the civil service exam and qualified to be a medical inspector at the Department of Health.
1907 – Received a significant promotion and was appointed assistant to the Commissioner for Public Health of NYC.
1908 – Becomes the Director of the Division of Child Hygiene (later a Bureau).
1916-1930 – Worked on child hygiene at New York University – Bellevue Hospital Medical School.
1917 – Baker was the first woman to receive a doctorate in public health.
1923 – She retired from her post.
1945 – Baker died in New York City.