Dr. Barbara S. Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She holds appointments at the University of Texas School of Public Health and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She attended medical school at Harvard, completed internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, and received a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University. Her current research focuses on improving HIV treatment outcomes in underserved populations in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, New York City, and San Antonio. Ongoing research projects include: exploring factors leading to cardiovascular risk in HIV+ Hispanics; examining the interactions between individual mobility, particularly circular migration, and HIV care; and determining predictors of antiretroviral resistance in HIV+ Dominicans.
At the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, she is Co-Director of a medical student elective, “Preparing for Global Health Work,” and has served as a mentor for students as they prepare for global health work. She also serves asan attending physician in San Antonio’s outpatient Family Focused AIDS Clinical Treatment Services Clinic, and on the Infectious Diseases service at University Hospital and the Audie Murphy Veterans Administration Hospital.