Kelly Taylor, PhD, MS

Technical Director, Community Engagement
+1 415 579-1808

Educated at University of Michigan, Vanderbilt University, and University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Taylor is a behavioral scientist with a background in community psychology and community-based research, evaluation methodology and epidemiology.She has been working in HIV and infectious disease prevention for over ten years within the most vulnerable and hardest hit communities globally.In her role as Technical Director of Community Engagement for she works with local communities to tailor their COVID-19 response in a way that is sensitive to their needs, culturally specific and impactful. “Like HIV, COVID-19 has impacted communities to which I belong. As a Black researcher, I feel it is my responsibility to use my skills to assist communities most affected by this pandemic."


HIV prevalence, engagement in care, and risk behavior among trans women, San Francisco: Evidence of recent successes and remaining challenges.

International journal of STD & AIDS

Chiu I, Leathers M, Cano D, Turner CM, Trujillo D, Sicro S, Arayasirikul S, Taylor KD, Wilson EC, McFarland W

Real World Feedback: How Well Did the Virtual Training Academy Prepare California's COVID-19 Contact Tracing Workforce?

Frontiers in public health

Westfall M, Forster M, Golston O, Taylor KD, White K, Reid MJA, Dorian A, Prelip ML, Shafir S

Health Coaching Across the Stages of Vaccine Readiness and Action: A Practical Guide for Public Health Nurses.

American journal of public health

Harris OO, Taylor KD, Maher A, Willard-Grace R

Experiences and factors associated with transphobic hate crimes among transgender women in the San Francisco Bay Area: comparisons across race.

BMC public health

Gyamerah AO, Baguso G, Santiago-Rodriguez E, Sa'id A, Arayasirikul S, Lin J, Turner CM, Taylor KD, McFarland W, Wilson EC, Wesson P

Justice in access to the outdoors

Parks Stewardship Forum

Taylor KD, González J, Razani N

Stigma, discrimination, violence, and HIV testing among men who have sex with men in four major cities in Ghana.

AIDS care

Gyamerah AO, Taylor KD, Atuahene K, Anarfi JK, Fletcher M, Raymond HF, McFarland W, Dodoo FN

Supportive interventions to improve retention on ART in people with HIV in low- and middle-income countries: A systematic review.

PloS one

Penn AW, Azman H, Horvath H, Taylor KD, Hickey MD, Rajan J, Negussie EK, Doherty M, Rutherford GW

Critique and lessons learned from using multiple methods to estimate population size of men who have sex with men in Ghana.

AIDS and behavior

Quaye S, Fisher Raymond H, Atuahene K, Amenyah R, Aberle-Grasse J, McFarland W, El-Adas A,

Explanatory models of hypertension among Nigerian patients at a University Teaching Hospital.

Ethnicity & health

Taylor KD, Adedokun A, Awobusuyi O, Adeniran P, Onyia E, Ogedegbe G

International travel among HIV-positive and HIV-negative men who have sex with men, San Francisco, USA.

International journal of STD & AIDS

Taylor KD, Raymond HF, Truong HM, Ick T, Le B, Rive J, McFarland W

An overview of cardiovascular risk factor burden in sub-Saharan African countries: a socio-cultural perspective.

Globalization and health

BeLue R, Okoror TA, Iwelunmor J, Taylor KD, Degboe AN, Agyemang C, Ogedegbe G

African Americans and participation in clinical trials: differences in beliefs and attitudes by gender.

Contemporary clinical trials

BeLue R, Taylor-Richardson KD, Lin J, Rivera AT, Grandison D