Lindsay Baker PhD, FACSM

Director of GSSI


Lead of GSSI’s Clinical Research Center in Valhalla, New York

GSSI Teammate Since:


Area of Expertise:

Hydration and Electrolyte Balance, Thermoregulation, Sweat Composition


BS University of Pittsburgh (Biology) PhD Penn State University (Kinesiology)

Athletic Background:

Played NCAA Division II basketball and ran for the track and cross-country teams at Pitt-Johnstown. In her spare time, Lindsay enjoys kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and cross-country skiing.

SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND: Dr. Lindsay Baker is a Director at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) and a PepsiCo R&D Fellow. Since joining GSSI in 2007, Lindsay's primary role has been designing and conducting sports nutrition and hydration studies for the GSSI research program. With the transition of GSSI’s Clinical Research Hub from Barrington IL to Valhalla NY in 2022, Lindsay took on the site lead role and oversees the new facility and expanded team in New York. Lindsay also holds Chief Editor responsibilities for the PepsiCo R&D Publication and Presentation Review Process.  Originally from Saxton, Pennsylvania, Lindsay came to GSSI from The Pennsylvania State University where she earned a doctorate in Kinesiology. While at Penn State, she conducted hydration and thermoregulation research at Noll Laboratory under the mentorship of Dr. W. Larry Kenney. Lindsay has over 50 publications in sports hydration and nutrition, including peer-reviewed manuscripts and invited reviews and book chapters.  She is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Korey Stringer Institute.