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Holly A. Taylor, PhD

  • Associate Professor

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1809 Ashland Avenue
Deering Hall 205
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 1999
MPH, University of Michigan, 1990
BA, Stanford University, 1987


My primary research interest is exploring the local implementation of federal policy relevant to the conduct of human subject research. In particular I am interested in the local review of human subject research, methods to improve the informed consent process, and the obligations researchers have to the subjects they enroll.  My policy interests include HIV/AIDS and civilian biodefense. 

  • Research ethics
  • health policy
  • HIV/AIDS policy
  • civilian bidefense
  • and qualitative research methods.
  • Taylor H, Kass N, Ali J, Sisson S, Bertram A, Bhan A. Development of a Research Ethics Knowledge and Analytical Skills Assessment Tool. J Med Ethics. 2012; 38:236-242.

  • Sugarman J, Taylor H, Jaff M, Sullivan T. Live Case Discussions: Attitudes and Ethical Implications for Practice. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2011 ;25(7):867-72.

  • Kass N, Chaisson L, Taylor H, Lohse J. Length and Complexity of U.S. and International HIV Consent Forms from Federal HIV Network Trials. Journal of General Internal Medicine.  2011; 26(11): 1324-1328.

  • Taylor H, Merritt M, Mullany L. Ancillary Care in Public Health Intervention Research in Low-resource Settings: Researchers’ Practices and Decision-Making. Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics. 2011; 6(3): 73-81.

  • Aggarwal R, Gupte N, Kass N, Taylor H, Ali J, Bhan A, Aggarwal A, Sisson S, Kanchanaraksa S, McKenzie-White J, McGready J, Miotti P, Bollinger R. The Impact and Limitations of Distance Learning to Build International Health Research Capacity: A Randomized Study of Online versus On-site Training in Research Ethics and Biostatistics. BMC Medical Education. 2011 11:37 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-11-37. PMC3141795