Jacquelyn Y. Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN

  • Helen F. Pettit Professor of Nursing
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Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN, is the Helen F. Petit Endowed Professor of Nursing at Columbia University School of Nursing (CUSON), where she is also the Founding Executive Director of the Center for Research on People of Color (CRPC). Taylor is also the Founding Executive Director of the Kathleen Hickey Endowed Lectureship on Cardiovascular Care, the first endowed lectureship honoring a nurse scientist at Columbia University. Additionally, Taylor holds an administrative role as Senior Advisor to the Chair of the Division of Cardiology at Columbia University Medical Center. Taylor has been a trailblazer in cardiovascular genomics research among minority populations, and diversity and inclusion efforts, having been the first black woman to earn tenure at CUSON, New York University School of Nursing, and the Yale School of Nursing. Taylor has been recognized for her contributions to the advancement of biomedical sciences, health care, and public health, having been elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2019. Taylor is committed to mentoring and advancing health equity as she received the Columbia University Irving Medical Center 2021 Mentor of the Year Award and the 2021 Friends of the National Institute of Nursing Research (FNINR) President’s Award for her significant work in race, culture, and disparities in healthcare. Taylor has been PI of many studies including, but not limited to, an R01 from National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)- The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure (InterGEN), a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) award from President Obama in 2017, an MPI (multiple PI) on a P20 from NINR on Precision Health in Diverse Populations in 2018, an MPI on an R25 on Research Opportunities in Cardiovascular Diseases for Minority Undergrad and Grad Students Across the Health Sciences (RECV) in 2020, an MPI of the TRANSFORM TL1 in 2021, and MPI on a NHLBI funded T32 on Postdoctoral Training in Atherosclerosis in 2022. In 2023, she was awarded grants as MPI on an NHLBI funded R01 on 'The Impact of a race-Based stress reduction intervention on well-being, inflammation, and DNA methylation on Older African American Women at Risk for Cardiometabolic Disease' (RiSE) and a NIMHD funded R01 'Identifying and reducing stigmatizing language in home healthcare' (ENGAGE), and MPI of a U54 from NICHD on NY-Community-Hospital-Academic Maternal Health Equity Partnerships (NY-CHAMP), and PI of its training core. In addition to leading these grants, Taylor founded the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the Yale School of Nursing and served as its inaugural Associate Dean of Diversity, and then went on to become the inaugural Endowed Chair of Health Equity and to develop and direct the Meyers Biological Laboratory at NYU before joining Columbia University.


Academic Appointments

  • Helen F. Pettit Professor of Nursing

Administrative Titles

  • Executive Director, Center for Research on People of Color
  • Founding Executive Director, Kathleen Hickey Endowed Lectureship
  • Senior Advisor to Chief of Division of Cardiology, CUIMC


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BSN, 1999 Nursing, Wayne State University College of Nursing
  • MSN, PNP-BC, 2002 Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Wayne State University College of Nursing
  • PhD, 2004 Urban Health Nursing, Wayne State University College of Nursing
  • Fellowship: 2001 Georgetown University
  • Fellowship: 2008 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Honors & Awards

Tenured Full Professor of Nursing, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Research on People of Color, Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, New York (March 2020 - Current)

Mentor of the Year Award- Columbia University Irving Medical Center (June 2021)

Elected Inductee, International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame Award- Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (STTI). Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (July, 25 2020)

Elected Member, National Academy of Medicine (NAM) (October 1, 2019)

Hall of Fame Award (2019). American Nurses Association- New York (October 25, 2019)

Nurse Researcher of the Year Award (2019). Greater New York City Black Nurses Association

Fellow: New York Academy of Medicine (inducted November 2018)

American Nurses Association- Mary Mahoney Award (June 2018)

NIH/NINR: NINR Director’s Lecture (May 2018)

NIH/NHLBI: Diversity R25 Workshop Roundtable Member (May 2018)

Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE)—January 2017: The White House, President Barack Obama, Department of Health and Human Services

Invited Member (2017): National Library of Medicine: Strategic Plan Working Group on Advancing Biomedical Discovery and Translational Science

Professional Award Recipient (2015): The New Haven Club of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc.

Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of New Haven (Toni Harp) regarding professional award (2015)

Official Statement from the Governor of Connecticut (Dannel Malloy) regarding professional award (2015)

Certificate of Special Recognition from Congress (Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro) regarding professional award (2015)

Certificate of Commendation from Mayor of Newton, MA (Setti Warren) regarding professional award (2015)

Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of the City of Bridgeport, CT (Bill Finch) – (2015)

Fellow (elected 2015): American Heart Association

Professional Member (2010-current): Council on Cardiovascular Nursing

Member-at-Large (2013-2015): Leadership Committee of the Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) Council

Membership and Communications Committee (2014-2017)

Research Mentoring Survey Task Force (2014-2017)

Diversity Task Force (2014-2017)

Member of the Martha Hill New Investigator Award Committee, Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (7/1/2019-6/30/2021)

Invited Member (2015): NIH/NHGRI/NINR: Genome Research Consortium.

Invited Member (2014): NIH/NINR: Genomic Nursing Science Roundtable Workshop.

Invited Member (2013): NIH/NINR: Genomic Nursing Science Workshop.

Fellow (inducted 2011): American Academy of Nursing

Co-Chair Genetic Healthcare Expert Panel (2011-2013)

Member: Genetic Healthcare Expert Panel (2011-current)

Member: Diversity and Inclusivity Committee (2016-current)

Selection Committee Member: Jonas Policy Scholars (2014-current)

Award Recipient (2011): International Society of Nurses in Genetics (ISONG) Founders Award for Outstanding Genetics Research and Scholarship



(Williams, O./Marshall, R.)


Funding Period: 11/1/23-10/31/28

The SDOH- Homecare Intervention Focus Team (SHIFT) trial to mitigate SDOH in stroke outcomes and build community capacity

Role: Co-I


(Reddy/Brown/Dorval-Moller/Hall/Osborne/Taylor/Safford/St. Clair)

NICHD U54HD113172

NY Community-Hospital-Academic Maternal Health Equity Partnerships (NY-CHAMP)

Funding Period: 8/17/2023-7/31/2030

Role: MPI



NICHD U54HD113172

Career Development and Training Core

Funding Period: 7/1/2023-7/31/2030

Role: PI


NIA R01AGO81251

The Impact of a Race-Based Stress Reduction Intervention on Stress, Inflammation, and DNA Methylation in African American Women at Risk for Cardiometabolic Disease (RiSE)

Funding Period: 4/1/23-1/31/28

Role: MPI



NHLBI T32HL007343

Postdoctoral Training in Arteriosclerosis Research

Funding Period: 8/1/2023-7/31/2038

Role: MPI


American Heart Association             
Health Equity Research Network (HERN) on Prevention of Hypertension
RESTORE: AddREessing Social Determinants TO pRevent hypErtension) Network
Funding Period: 10/1/21-9/30/25
Role: Co-I

2TL1TR001875-06: TRANSFORM TL1 and TL2 Program
Funding Period: 6/28/21-5/31/26
Role: MPI

(Hall, K.)
Calderone Health Equity Award. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
COVID-19’s impact on disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality across the U.S.: Piloting an academic-healthcare-community partnership and university wide collaboration for interdisciplinary, innovative health equity research
Funding Period: 6/1/21- 5/31/22
Role: Co-I

(Taylor, J.)
CUSON Larson Global Development Fund.
TEAM BUILDING for Genetic ancestry, social epigenomics, and cardiovascular disease risk in the Intergenerational Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN) Cohort Study
Funding Period: 5/1/21-4/30/22
Role: PI

(Taylor, J.)
Columbia University Office of the Provost.
Center for Research on People of Color- Anti-Racism Speakers Series.
Funding Period: Oct 2020- Nov 2021
Role: PI

(Ogedegbe, O.)
Actions to Decrease Disparities in Risk and Engage in Shared Support for Blood Pressure Control (ADDRESS-BP) in Blacks
Funding period: 9/12/2020-8/31/2027
Role: Co-I

Research Education in Cardiovascular (CV) Conditions-  (RECV)
Funding Period: 4/17/20-3/31/25
Role: MPI

(Bakken, S.).
NIH/NINR P30 PriSSM Center
Funding Period: 09/01/16-08/31/2021
Role: Co-I

NIH/NINR 5T32NR007969-18
Reducing Health Disparities Through Informatics
Funding Period: 8/1/02-6/30/27
Role: Mentor

NIH/NINR P20 NR018075                          
Exploratory Center for Precision Health in Diverse Populations
Funding Period: 8/8/18-5/31/23
Role: MPI

Whole Genome Sequencing as a Screening Tool for Cardiovascular Diseases among African Americans in the Community.
Funding Period: 7/1/19-6/30/20, NCE until 6/30/21
Role: PI

1U54MD010711-01: NIH/NIMHD: (subproject)
Yale Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Health Disparities focused on Precision Medicine (Yale-TCC)
Improving risk prediction for Diabetes Mellitus (T2D) using behavioral, metabolomic and microbial biomarkers.
Funding Period: 1/1/18-8/31/21
Role: Co-I

Selected Publications