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Marquita Taylor, Ph.D.


Cardinal Stritch University, Ph.D., Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service

Morehouse School of Medicine, Executive Master of Public Health

Cardinal Stritch University, Master of Business Administration






 As an epidemiologist and senior health leader, Dr. Taylor is the Assistant Director of Health Equity and Leadership Programs at the Yale School of Public Health, the Community Alliance for Research and Engagement. She directly navigates racial and ethnic approaches to community health in her role. Her vital role includes operationalizing community-level public health interventions and research to build strong and lasting connections with community partners, including individuals and organizations. She works collaboratively with the Yale Cancer Center on community-engaged approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and minority participation in clinical trials, training clinical and non-clinical scientists and researchers on community-engaged best practices and community based participatory research, and oversees the advancement and growth of training and leadership programs to address the negative impacts of the social determinants of health, and federal grant reporting and budget management. 

In addition, Dr. Taylor is a health equity consultant for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. As a scholar and practitioner, Dr. Taylor’s research interests focus on cancer epidemiology, health equity and health justice, CBPR, digital health literacy and healthcare informatics, and the intersection of community-level health intervention and community engagement.

Dr. Taylor has led the research that established an Office of Health Equity across the Yale-New Haven Health System and is a behavioral health research consultant for U Mass Medical School. She is also currently leading the enhancement of digital health literacy tools in New Haven, CT, to aid in decreasing the digital divide as a mitigating factor when determining health outcomes. 

Dr. Taylor has over eight years of teaching and course design experience and has taught courses across the public health field. 



Marquita Taylor, Ph.D.

Research Consultant at Yale New Haven Health System and Health Informatics Faculty

Wake Forest University