Justin T. Baca


Phone: 505 272-0430

Mailing Address

MSC11 6025
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-1070

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Associate Professor

Emergency Medicine

Curriculum Vitae


M.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Chemistry, 2007

A.B. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Chemistry and Physics, 2001


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Dr. Baca’s research focuses on developing point-of-care diagnostics and devices. As a practicing emergency medicine physician with a research background in analytical chemistry, he works with a broad range of clinicians, scientist, and engineers to develop and test new technologies in a clinical setting. His recent work includes developing a hand-held sensor for rapid detection of Ebola virus, developing a device to aid in transporting bariatric patients, and developing an autonomous autoinjector to reverse opioid overdose.

He is also currently developing microneedle technologies to extract and analyze interstitial fluid. The overall goal of the project is to develop wearable, minimally invasive sensors to monitor biochemical changes in vivo. As a CTSC KL2 scholar, he is applying this technology to understand the development of chronic pain in acute inflammatory neuritis.