Dr. Brandie DePaoli Taylor received both her MPH and PhD from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Following her predoctoral training, she received a NIH T32 fellowship in perinatal epidemiology at Michigan State University and also completed a postdoctoral position at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Taylor is trained in epidemiology with particular emphasis on the application of methods specific to reproductive and pregnancycomplications. From 2014 to 2018, Dr. Taylor was an Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at Texas A&M University (TAMU) and the Director of the Program on Reproductive and Child Health. Her research encompassed the examination of host genetic and immunological markers in pelvic inflammatory disease, preeclampsia and preterm birth. During this time, Dr. Taylor’s research utilized latent models to identify gender and race/ethnic specific risk classes for sexually transmitted infections in young adults. Additionally, her other funded projects examined biomarkers for adverse pregnancy complications. She was also involved community based projects addressing pregnancy health. While at TAMU Dr. Taylor developed and obtained federal funding for a Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Public Health Program that provided didactic MCH training, practicum experiences and scholarships to public health students.
Currently, Dr. Taylor is an associate professor and director of graduate programs in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University's College of Public Health. She has National Institutes of Health funding for projects focused on pregnancy health. Specifically, her research will determine if the presence of a novel type one interferon during pregnancy is related to the risk of infection and preterm birth. Dr. Taylor is also measuring placental biomarkers in early pregnancy to determine the risk of preeclampsia. She is also focused on multidisciplinary research and collaborates on several projects aimed at improving reproductive and pregnancy health. Dr. Taylor strives to engage undergraduate, master and doctoral students in her research. As director of graduate programs she is directly involved in curriculum development and is strongly committed to teaching.