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Yale School of Nursing

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

taylorAssociate Professor of Nursing and Assistant Dean of Diversity and Inclusion

Division of Primary Care

Yale School of Nursing - Rm 22005
Yale University West Campus
P.O. Box 27399
West Haven, CT 06516


203.785.6455 fax

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 consistenly funded via University [University of Michigan Office of the Provost and School of Nursing Pilot Award], Foundation [Robert Wood Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholars], and Federalsources [P20 and P30 pilots, K12 award, and an R01] all as PI.

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

Research Interests
Omics [genomics, epigenomics, metabolomics], hypertension, metabolic syndrome, pediatrics, across the lifespan, minority health.

Current Funding
9/1/14-6/30/2019: Taylor, J. (Contact PI), Crusto, C. (Co-Principal Investigator). Intergenerational Impact of Genetic and Psychological Factors on Blood Pressure. Funded by NIH/NINR (R01NR013520), $3,386,699.

Media coverage within the past five years
Featured in the American Heart Association (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing (CVSN) Professional Membership flyer (click to view flyer).

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Blog (January 29, 2015): "Identifying the Causes of a Persistent Health Disparity: High Blood Pressure Among African-Americans"

Film by Toni Harman: “The Cost of Being Human” (January 2014). This film discusses the role of epigenetic changes in childbirth. Jacquelyn Taylor as one of the interviewees. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfUGccClcdY

Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN) Mail. January 31, 2013. Policy News—Strategic Partnerships: IOM Translating Genomic Based Research for Health. IOM statement by Jacquelyn Taylor and Genetic Expert Panel accepted by IOM on Grand Challenges for Genomics in Healthcare.

Yale Nursing Matters Magazine. Fall 2012. "Breakthrough Genetics Course Offers Hands-on Lab Experience with Online Learning". Volume 13, No. 1, pages 13-14.

Yale School of Nursing Webpage. (Summer 2011). "Jacquelyn Taylor Selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing."

Wayne State University, College of Nursing E-Nurseletter. (March, 2011). "CON Alumnus, Jacquelyn Taylor, Leads Genetics and Genomics in Nursing CHR Seminar." Volume 6, Issue 3. Page 1.

Yale Nursing Matters Magazine (Cover). Spring 2010. "Bench to bedside, Lab to Lifestyle." Volume 10, No. 2, pages 10-11. http://nursing.yale.edu/News/Publications/YNM/10_2/4taylor_spring10.html

Awards and Honors

March 2015: Recipient of the Professional Award from The New Haven Club of the The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. 

March 2015: Proclamation from the Mayor of the City of New Haven (Toni Harp)

March 2015: Official Statement from the Governor of Connecticut (Dannel Malloy)

March 2015: Certificate of Special Recognition from Congress (Congresswoman Rosa L. DeLauro)

March 2015: Certificate of Commendation from Mayor of Newton, MA (Setti Warren)

March 2015: Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of the City of Bridgeport, CT (Bill Finch)

Selected publications:
Below are 15 most relevant publications in genomics. A list of >35 publications can be viewed on Google Scholar via the link below.

Google Scholar Page

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

Taylor, J.Y., Kraja, A., de las Fuentes, L., Stanfill, A., Clark, A., & Cashion, A. (2013). An Overview of the Genomics of Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1), 52-59.

Wung, S.F., Hickey, K., Taylor, J.Y. & Gellek, M. (2013). Cardiovascular Genomics. Journal of Nursing Scholarship, 45(1), 60-68.

Taylor, J.Y., Sampson, D., Taylor, A., Caldwell, D., & Sun, Y. (2013). Genetic and BMI risks for predicting blood pressure in three generations of West African Dogon Women. Biological Research for Nursing, 15(1), 105-111.

Taylor, J.Y., Sun, Y., Wu, C., Darling, D., Kardia, S.L.K, & Jackson, J.S. (2012). Effects of SLC4A5 and Skin Color on Blood Pressure among African American Women. Ethnicity & Disease, 22(2), 155-161.

Taylor, J.Y., Sun, Y., Hunt, S. & Kardia, S. (2010). Gene-environment interaction for blood pressure among African American women across generations. Biological Research for Nursing, 12(2), 149-55.

Taylor, J.Y., Maddox, R. & Wu, C. (2009). Genetic and Environmental Risks for Hypertension among African American Girls and their Mothers. Biological Research for Nursing, 11(1), 53-65.

Taylor, J. & Wu, C. Y. (2009). Effects of Genetic Counseling for Hypertension on Changes in Lifestyle Behaviors among African American Women. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 20(1), 1-9.

Taylor, J.Y. (2009). Recruitment of Three Generations of African American Women into Genetic Research. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 20(2), 219-226.

Taylor, J.Y., Sun, Y., Chu, J., Mosley, T. & Kardia, S. (2008). Interactions between metallopeptidase 3 polymorphisms rs679620 and BMI in predicting blood pressure in African American women with Hypertension. Journal of Hypertension, 26, 2312-2318.