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Brandie DePaoli Taylor

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Associate Professor


Ritter Annex 915
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19122


  • PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • BS, Biology, California University of Pennsylvania


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. Dr. Taylor is trained in epidemiology with particular emphasis on the application of methods specific to reproductive complications. 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 had a federally funded project that 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, as well as community based projects to improve reproductive and 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 in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University's College of Public Health. Her current research is determining the presence of a novel type one interferon during pregnancy in relation to infection and preterm birth. She has other collaborative research projects related to pregnancy and reproductive health. Dr. Taylor is strongly committed to teaching and service and strives to engage undergraduate, master and doctoral students in her research. 

Research Interests

  • Perinatal Epidemiology
  • Reproductive Epidemiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Fertility
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preterm Birth