Jacquelyn Taylor, PhD, PNP-BC, RN, FAHA, FAAN

Jacquelyn Taylor

Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Yale School of Nursing - Room 22005

email: jacquelyn.taylor@yale.edu
phone: 203-737-2364
fax: 203-785-6455



Jacquelyn Taylor is a tenured Associate Professor in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner specialty. Her undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees in nursing are from Wayne State University College of Nursing in Detroit Michigan. She is prepared as both a pediatric nurse practitioner and a school nurse practitioner. She holds a certificate in molecular genetics from Georgetown University and has completed additional coursework in cardiovascular epidemiology at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Dr. Taylor also completed a post-doctoral fellowship in urban health of older populations at the Institute of Gerontology at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Prior to coming to Yale, Jacquelyn Taylor served as a faculty member and coordinator of the pediatric nurse practitioner program at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Taylor’s research has been consistently funded via University [University of Michigan Office of the Provost and School of Nursing Pilot Award], Foundation [Robert Wood Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars], and Federal sources [P20 and P30 pilots, K12 award, and an R01] all as PI.

Dr. Taylor has received many awards and honors including; the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), 2017; Recipient of the Professional Award from The New Haven Club of the The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc, 2015; Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of New Haven (Toni Harp), 2015; Official Statement from the Governor of Connecticut (Dannel Malloy), 2015; Certificate of Special Recognition from Congress (Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro), 2015.

Research Interests/Clinical Practice

Research Interests

Dr. Taylor’s research interests include; omics [genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics], hypertension, metabolic syndrome, pediatrics, across the lifespan, and minority health.

Visit Dr. Taylor’s study website here: http://intergen.yale.edu/

Selected Publications/Presentations


Taylor, J.Y., Schwander, K., Kardia, S.K.L., Arnett, D., Liang, J., Hunt, S.C., Rao, D.C., & Sun, Y.V. (2016). A Genome-wide study of blood pressure in African Americans accounting for gene-smoking interaction. Scientific Reports, 6, 18812. http://www.nature.com/articles/srep18812

Dahlen, H., Downe, S., Wright, M.L., Kennedy, H.P. & Taylor, J.Y. (2016). Childbirth and consequent atopic disease: Emerging evidence on epigenetic effects based on the hygiene and EPIIC hypotheses. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(4), http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2393/16/4

Klebaner,D., Huang, Y., Hui, Q., Taylor, J.Y., Goldberg, J., Vaccarino, V., & Sun, Y.V. (2016). X chromosome-wide analysis identifies DNA methylation sites influenced by cigarette smoking. Clinical Epigenetics, 8(20).http://clinicalepigeneticsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13148-016-0189-2. DOI: 10.1186/s13148-016-0189-2

Taylor, J.Y., Wright, M., Crusto, C., & Sun, Y.V. (2016). The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study (InterGEN): Design and Methods for Complex DNA Analysis. Biological Research for Nursing. doi:10.1177/1099800416645399

Crusto, C.A., Barcelona de Mendoza, V., Connell, C., Sun, Y. V., & Taylor, J.Y. (2016). The Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure Study (InterGEN): Design and Methods for Recruitment and Psychological Measures. Nursing Research, 65(4), 331-338. DOI:10.1097/NNR.0000000000000163

Wright M.L., Housman D.E., & Taylor JY. (2016). A Perspective for Sequencing Familial Hypercholesterolaemia in African Americans. npj Genomic Medicine, 1(16012); doi:10.1038/npjgenmed.2016.12; published online May 11, 2016. http://www.nature.com/articles/npjgenmed201612

Barcelona de Mendoza, V., Wright, M.L., Agaba, C., Prescott, L., Desir, A., Crusto, C.A., Sun, Y.V., & Taylor, J. Y. (in press/2016). A Systematic Review of DNAm and PTB in African American Women. Biological Research for Nursing.

Taylor, J.Y., Wright, M.L., Housman, D.E. (2016). Lead Toxicity and Genetics in Flint MI.  npj Genomic Medicine, 1(16018); doi:10.1038/npjgenmed.2016.18; published online June 22, 2016. http://www.nature.com/articles/npjgenmed201618

Conley, Y.P., Heitkemper, M., McCarthy, D., Anderson, C.M., Corwin, E.J., Daack-Hirsch, S., Dorsey, S., Gregory, K.E., Groer, M.W., Landers, T., Lyon, D.E., Taylor, J.Y., & Voss, J. (2015). Educating Future Nurse Scientists: Recommendations for Integrating Omics Content in PhD Programs. Nursing Outlook. Available online ahead of print. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2015.06.006

Anderson, C.M., Ralph, J.L., Scheett, A., Wright, M.L., Taylor, J.Y., Ohm, J.E., Uthus, E. (2014). First Trimester Vitamin D Status and Placental Epigenomics in Preeclampsia Among Northern Plains Primiparas. Life Sciences. Jul 19. pii: S0024-3205(14)00621-3. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2014.07.012. [Epub ahead of print]

Hickey, K.T., Taylor, J.Y., Sciacca, R.R., Abolelea, S., Gonzalez, P. & Frulla, A. (2014). Cardiac Genetic Testing: A Single-Center Pilot Study of a Dominican Population. Hispanic Health Care International: The Official Journal of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses Association;12(4):183-8. doi: 10.1891/1540-4153.12.4.183.

Bomotti, S., Smith, J.A., Zagel, A., Taylor, J.Y., Turner, S.T., & Kardia, S.L.R. (2013). Epigenetic Markers of Renal Function in African Americans. Nursing Research & Practice, 2013(687519), 1-9. PMCID: PMC3874945

Clark, A. E., Adamian, M., & Taylor, J.Y. (2013). An Overview of Epigenetics in Nursing. Nursing Clinics of North America, 48,649-659. PMCID: PMC3873714

Taylor, J.Y., Peternell, B., & Smith, J.A. (2013). Attitudes toward Genetic Testing for Hypertension among African American Women and Girls. Nursing Research & Practice, 2013(341374), 1-10. Available online ahead of print at: http://www.hindawi.com/journals/nrp/2013/341374

Dahlen, H., Kennedy, H., Anderson, C., Bell, A., Clark, A., Foureur, M., Ohm, J., Shearman, A., Taylor, J.Y.,Wright, M., & Downe, S. (2013). The EPIIC Hypothesis: Intrapartum Effects on the Neonatal Epigenome and Consequent Health Outcomes. Medical Hypotheses. Available epub ahead of print online at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mehy.2013.01.017