Dr. Taylor is a research scientist with the Prevention and Public Health Group. Educated at University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and University of California Berkeley, Dr. Taylor is a behavioral scientist with a background in community psychology and epidemiology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in AIDS prevention at the University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies.
Her primary research interests are in research capacity building in low resource settings, health disparities, and psychosocial determinants of health in developing countries, particularly, the role of health seeking behavior in HIV prevention among key populations at risk for HIV. Dr. Taylor’s emphasis is in sub-Saharan Africa, and she has worked professionally in Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria, and Senegal. Her recent projects include evaluation of prevalence and behavioral risk factors for HIV and sexually transmitted infections among most-at-risk populations in Ghana.