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Jennifer Taylor, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

School of Public Health

Expertise:

public health

Contact:

jennifer.a.taylor@drexel.edu

267.359.6060

Taylor uses principles in the field of injury prevention and control to address safety issues in health care settings and in certain occupational groups, including firefighters. Taylor’s research unites evidence from the fields of injury prevention and control, quality improvement and occupational safety. She employs an integrated public health approach to these issues through the study of patients, health care workers and the policy environment. As director of the NIH-funded FIRST project at Drexel, she is developing and piloting a comprehensive system to record nonfatal firefighter injuries to better aid prevention efforts.

Prior to her academic appointment, Taylor served 15 years of experience in state government, hospital quality management and the basic sciences.


For news media inquiries, contact Frank Otto at fmo26@drexel.edu or 215.571.4244.

In the News

  • Bill Being Proposed to Extend Protections on First Responders

    A study by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, looking into the likelihood that paramedics could be violently injured on the job, was referenced Sept. 26 in a WILX (NBC-10, Lansing, Michigan) report on a new bill in that state aimed at protecting first responders.

  • Ambulance Workers Face Abuse From Patients, are Fighting Back With Training

    A study by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, looking into the likelihood that paramedics could be violently injured on the job, was referenced in an April 11 St. Cloud Times story on the assaults suffered by Indianapolis EMS workers. 

  • Paramedic Jennie: Black Eyes, Split Lips, Drunken Monks and a Profession Not for the Faint of Heart

    An article in the National Post (Canada) on Feb. 21 about the on-the-job hazards of a female paramedic cited a study tracking injury prevalence among paramedics by the Firefighter Injury Research & Safety Trends (FIRST) labs, which are run by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health.

  • Paramedics Are More Likely to Be Injured on the Job Says Drexel Research

    Research by Jennifer Taylor, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, about paramedics/EMTs and their likelihood to be violently injured on the job was reported by a various NBC-affilates on Feb. 1, including WXIA-TV (NBC-Atlanta, Ga.), KTEN-TV (NBC-Sherman, Texas), WDSU-TV (NBC-New Orleans, Louis.), WYFF-TV (NBC-Greenville, S.C.) and WTHR-TV (NBC-Indanapolios, Ind.).

  • Drexel Study: City's Paramedics Often Assaulted

    Jennifer Taylor, PhD, associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was quoted in a Jan. 31 Philadelphia Inquirer story profiling her research into paramedics/EMTs and their likelihood to be violently injured on the job. The study was also featured in a Health magazine story on Jan. 31.

  • For People in Healthcare, Violence is an Occupational Hazard

    Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, was interviewed on a Dec. 2 WHYY-FM/Newsworks.org story about violence against health care workers. 

  • Philly First Responders Attacked by Those They Seek to Help

    A Newsworks story featuring the research of Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health about on-the-job assaults affecting emergency responders, ran on NBCPhiladelphia.com on Jan. 28.

  • Philly First Responders Attacked by Those They Seek to Help

    Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks story on Jan. 27 about her research on the impact of on-the-job assaults on paramedics and EMTs.

  • Ebola Nurse In Dallas: Why One Texas Hospital Couldn't Contain Ebola

    Jennifer Taylor, PhD, an associate professor in the School of Public Health, was quoted in an International Business Times article on Oct. 14 about health care worker safety in the context of recent Ebola cases.

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