Kelly Taylor, PhD, MS, MPH

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Medicine
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address550 16th. Street, #3313
San Francisco CA 94158
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    University of Michigan, Ann ArborMSW1995
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TNMS2005
    Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TNPhD2008
    University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CAMPH2009
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CAPostdoc2011AIDS Prevention Studies
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA09/2020Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Dr. Taylor is a research scientist with Global Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Educated at University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and University of California Berkeley, Dr. Taylor is a behavioral scientist with a background in community psychology, epidemiology, and evaluation methodology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in AIDS prevention at the University of California San Francisco, Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. Her primary research interests are in research capacity building in low resource settings, health disparities, and psychosocial determinants of health in developing countries, particularly, the role of health seeking behavior among key populations at risk for HIV. She is also interested in the treatment of HIV and other chronic diseases such as hypertension and diabetes. Dr. Taylor’s emphasis is in Sub-Saharan Africa, and she has worked professionally in Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa. Her current projects include designing and implementing HIV bio-behavioral surveillance studies in Ghana and evaluating implementation of health information systems in Mozambique.

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    1. Continuing Low Awareness and Use of Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV among People Who Inject Drugs (PWID), San Francisco, 2022. AIDS Behav. 2024 Mar 25. Suprasert B, Tate M, Reagan D, Ruiz R, Gao K, McNaughton K, Miller K, Marr A, Taylor KD, Wilson EC, McFarland W. PMID: 38526638.
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    2. What Adolescents Say in Text Messages to Motivate Peer Networks to Access Health Care and Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing: Qualitative Thematic Analysis. J Med Internet Res. 2024 Feb 28; 26:e44861. Lightfoot M, Campbell C, Maragh-Bass AC, Jackson-Morgan J, Taylor K. PMID: 38416541; PMCID: PMC10938228.
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    3. Low Human Papillomavirus Vaccination in a Low-Income Urban Population. Health Educ Behav. 2023 12; 50(6):810-814. Rojo EM, Taylor KD, McFarland W. PMID: 37329276; PMCID: PMC10638855.
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    4. PrEP knowledge, acceptability, and implementation in Ghana: Perspectives of HIV service providers and MSM, trans women, and gender diverse individuals living with HIV. PLOS Glob Public Health. 2023; 3(6):e0001956. Gyamerah AO, Kinzer E, Aidoo-Frimpong G, Sorensen G, Mensah MD, Taylor KD, Vanderpuye NA, Lippman SA. PMID: 37285336; PMCID: PMC10246804.
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    5. Motivators and Barriers for Parents to Disclose their HIV Status to Children. Vulnerable Child Youth Stud. 2023; 18(2):231-241. Lightfoot M, Campbell R, Khumalo-Sakutukwa G, Chingono A, Hughes S, Taylor K. PMID: 36970707; PMCID: PMC10035580.
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    6. HIV prevalence, engagement in care, and risk behavior among trans women, San Francisco: Evidence of recent successes and remaining challenges. Int J STD AIDS. 2022 Oct; 33(12):1029-1037. Chiu I, Leathers M, Cano D, Turner CM, Trujillo D, Sicro S, Arayasirikul S, Taylor KD, Wilson EC, McFarland W. PMID: 35816424; PMCID: PMC9607899.
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    7. Real World Feedback: How Well Did the Virtual Training Academy Prepare California's COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce? Front Public Health. 2022; 10:857674. Westfall M, Forster M, Golston O, Taylor KD, White K, Reid MJA, Dorian A, Prelip ML, Shafir S. PMID: 35836992; PMCID: PMC9273764.
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    8. Health Coaching Across the Stages of Vaccine Readiness and Action: A Practical Guide for Public Health Nurses. Am J Public Health. 2022 06; 112(S3):S245-S249. Harris OO, Taylor KD, Maher A, Willard-Grace R. PMID: 35679570; PMCID: PMC9184909.
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    9. Experiences and factors associated with transphobic hate crimes among transgender women in the San Francisco Bay Area: comparisons across race. BMC Public Health. 2021 06 02; 21(1):1053. Gyamerah AO, Baguso G, Santiago-Rodriguez E, Sa'id A, Arayasirikul S, Lin J, Turner CM, Taylor KD, McFarland W, Wilson EC, Wesson P. PMID: 34078334; PMCID: PMC8173924.
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    10. Justice in access to the outdoors. Parks Stewardship Forum. 2021; 1(37). Taylor KD, González J, Razani N. View Publication.
    11. Stigma, discrimination, violence, and HIV testing among men who have sex with men in four major cities in Ghana. AIDS Care. 2020 08; 32(8):1036-1044. Gyamerah AO, Taylor KD, Atuahene K, Anarfi JK, Fletcher M, Raymond HF, McFarland W, Dodoo FN. PMID: 32362131; PMCID: PMC7368816.
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    12. Supportive interventions to improve retention on ART in people with HIV in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review. PLoS One. 2018; 13(12):e0208814. Penn AW, Azman H, Horvath H, Taylor KD, Hickey MD, Rajan J, Negussie EK, Doherty M, Rutherford GW. PMID: 30550574; PMCID: PMC6294385.
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    13. Critique and lessons learned from using multiple methods to estimate population size of men who have sex with men in Ghana. AIDS Behav. 2015 Feb; 19 Suppl 1:S16-23. Quaye S, Fisher Raymond H, Atuahene K, Amenyah R, Aberle-Grasse J, McFarland W, El-Adas A, Ghana Men Study Group. PMID: 25704987.
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    14. Explanatory models of hypertension among Nigerian patients at a University Teaching Hospital. Ethn Health. 2012; 17(6):615-29. Taylor KD, Adedokun A, Awobusuyi O, Adeniran P, Onyia E, Ogedegbe G. PMID: 23534506; PMCID: PMC3615565.
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    15. International travel among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men, San Francisco, USA. Int J STD AIDS. 2011 Oct; 22(10):568-70. Taylor KD, Raymond HF, Truong HM, Ick T, Le B, Rive J, McFarland W. PMID: 21998176; PMCID: PMC4785882.
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    16. An overview of cardiovascular risk factor burden in sub-Saharan African countries: a socio-cultural perspective. Global Health. 2009 Sep 22; 5:10. BeLue R, Okoror TA, Iwelunmor J, Taylor KD, Degboe AN, Agyemang C, Ogedegbe G. PMID: 19772644; PMCID: PMC2759909.
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    17. African Americans and participation in clinical trials: differences in beliefs and attitudes by gender. Contemp Clin Trials. 2006 Dec; 27(6):498-505. BeLue R, Taylor-Richardson KD, Lin J, Rivera AT, Grandison D. PMID: 16962382.
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    18. Racial disparities in sense of community and health status: implications in community-based participatory interventions targeting chronic disease in African Americans. J Ambul Care Manage. 2006 Apr-Jun; 29(2):112-24. Belue R, Taylor-Richardson KD, Lin JM, McClellan L, Hargreaves MK. PMID: 16552320.
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    19. Improving cardiovascular disease prevention and management in Africa: issues to consider for the 21st century. Ethn Dis. 2003; 13(2 Suppl 2):S71-6. Madu EC, Richardson KD, Ozigbo OH, Baugh DS. PMID: 13677417.
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