Taylor B. Rogers is a third-year Ph.D. student studying Health Policy and Management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. She also holds an M.P.H. in Health Equity and B.S. in Community Health from the University of Maryland, College Park. Taylor’s journey in public health began in community engagement and health education. Frustrated with focusing on individual behavior change, She pursued a M.P.H. and Ph.D to explore racism as a structural determinant of health.

Throughout her M.P.H. training, she worked as a Research Assistant for the University of Maryland, Center for Health Equity where she supported research efforts in barbershops and salons throughout Prince George’s County, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Currently, Taylor is a Student Affiliate of the UCLA Center for the Study of Racism, Social Justice & Health.

Taylor’s research interests include addressing structural racism and discrimination in health care delivery, medical school curriculum, and cancer prevention and control.

Authored by Taylor B. Rogers, M.P.H.

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Diversity and Inclusion in Health Services and Policy Research: Then, Now, and the Future

Addressing racism requires a diverse health services research (HSR) workforce. A team of researchers is now fielding a survey on perceptions of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The eventual findings will help address the lack of progress in in the HSR field.