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

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Taylor's research focuses on the interaction of –omics and social factors that contribute to health disparities for common chronic conditions among underrepresented minority populations in the United States and vulnerable populations abroad. Her R01 "Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure" examined the gene-environment and DNAm-environment interactions of perceived racism and discrimination, parenting stress, and maternal mental health on blood pressure on African American mothers and their young children.

Taylor was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2019, with new members being elected based on the recognition that these scientists have made major contributions to the advancement of the medical sciences, health care and public health. Taylor was also honored with the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama in 2017, the highest honor awarded by the federal government to scientists and engineers. With her PECASE project she is examining next-generation sequencing-environment interactions on blood pressure among African Americans. Additionally, Taylor is co-PI and co-director of the administrative core of a NINR-funded P20 Exploratory Center on Precision Health in Diverse Populations. Her long-term goals are to develop nursing interventions to reduce and prevent omic-environment risks associated with health disparities in diverse populations across the lifespan.

Email: jyt2116@cumc.columbia.edu
Phone Number: 212-342-3986
Office: Room 605

Academic Appointments

  • Helen F. Pettit Professor of Nursing

Administrative Titles

  • Executive Director, Center for Research on People of Color


  • 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

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


Selected Publications

For a complete list of publications, please visit PubMed.gov.