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Holly A. Taylor

Holly A. Taylor, PhD, MPH is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Core Faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She received her BA from Stanford University, her MPH from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan and her PhD in health policy with a concentration in bioethics from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University.  Before pursuing her doctoral degree, Dr. Taylor was a Presidential Management Intern with the Department of Health and Human Services and spent two years rotating through AIDS related policy positions at the National AIDS Program Office, National Commission on AIDS, the San Mateo County Health Department and the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.  After completing her internship, Dr. Taylor spent two years as Special Assistant to the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.  In 1999, Dr. Taylor received a Mentored Scientist Development Award to pursue theoretical and practice aspects of justice in human subject research.  Dr. Taylor has served on the Institutional Review Boards (IRB) of the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.  Her primary interests are research ethics, local implementation of Federal policy relevant to human subject research, HIV/AIDS policy, civilian biodefense, and qualitative research methods.


BA, Stanford University
MPH, University of Michigan
PhD, Bloomberg School of Public Health


1. Sharp, R. R., Taylor, H. A., Brinich, M. A., Boyle, M. M., Cho, M., Coors, M., … & Wilfond, B. (2015). Research Ethics Consultation: Ethical and Professional Practice Challenges and Recommendations. Academic medicine: journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

2. Black BS, Taylor H, Rabins PV, Karlawish J. (2014). Researchers’ perspectives on the role of study partners in dementia research. International psychogeriatrics/IPA26(10), 1649-1657.

3. Taylor, H. A., Rutkow, L., & Barnett, D. J. (2014). Willingness of the Local Health Department Workforce to Respond to Infectious Disease Events: Empirical, Ethical, and Legal Considerations. Biosecurity and bioterrorism: biodefense strategy, practice, and science12(4), 178-185.

4. Shah, S. K., Persaud, D., Wendler, D. S., Taylor, H. A., Gay, H., Kruger, M., & Grady, C. (2014). Research on a Cure for HIV in Neonates: The Need For Ethical ForesightThe Lancet Infectious Diseases14(9), 893-898.

5. Taylor, H. A., & Merritt, M. W. (2012). Provision of Community-Wide Benefits in Public Health Intervention Research: The Experience of Investigators Conducting Research in the Community Setting in South AsiaDeveloping world bioethics,12(3), 157.

6. Taylor, H. A., Kass, N. E., Ali, J., Sisson, S., Bertram, A., & Bhan, A. (2011). Development of a Research Ethics Knowledge and Analytical Skills Assessment Tool. Journal of medical ethics, medethics-2011.