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Donald H. Taylor, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Assistant Professor of Community and Family Medicine and Associate Professor of School of Nursing and Affiliate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Member of Duke Cancer Institute and Duke Clinical Research Institute  

Office Location: 302 Towerview Rd., 112 Rubenstein Hall, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-9357
Duke Box: 90253
Email Address: don.taylor@duke.edu
Web Page: http://sites.duke.edu/donaldhtaylorjr/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/DONALDHTAYLORJR

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Policy
    • Aging, Long-Term Care
    • Economics
    • Economics of Hospice/Palliative Care
    • Smoking/Tobacco

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
M.P.P., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1992
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990
B.S.P.H. with honors, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1990

Research Categories: Hospice and Palliative Care, Long Term Care, Health Policy and Comparative Health Systems

Teaching (Fall 2016):

  • Pubpol 335.01, Compar health care sys Synopsis
    Sanford 07, TuTh 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
  • Hlthmgmt 716.201, Mgmt of health system & policy Synopsis
    Tba, Tu 05:30 PM-07:30 PM
  • Pubpol 825.01, Topics in health policy Synopsis
    Sanford 05, W 04:40 PM-07:10 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. DH Taylor. Balancing the Budget is a Progressive Priority. manual.  2012. [978-1-4614-3663-8]  [abs]
  2. DH Taylor, J Ostermann, CH Van Houtven, JA Tulsky and K Steinhauser. "What length of hospice use maximizes reduction in medical expenditures near death in the US Medicare program?." Soc Sci Med 65.7 (October, 2007): 1466-1478. [17600605], [doi]  [abs]
  3. DH Taylor, RM Cook-Deegan, S Hiraki, JS Roberts, DG Blazer and RC Green. "Genetic testing for Alzheimer's and long-term care insurance.." Health Aff (Millwood) 29.1 (January, 2010): 102-108. [20048367], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Frank A. Sloan, Jan Ostermann, Gabriel Picone, Christopher J. Conover, and Donald H. Taylor, Jr.. The Price of Smoking. MIT Press, 2004.
  5. DH Taylor and H Hoenig. "The effect of equipment usage and residual task difficulty on use of personal assistance, days in bed, and nursing home placement.." J Am Geriatr Soc 52.1 (2004): 72-79. [14687318]  [abs]
  6. DH Taylor, J Rattliff, PM Doraiswamy and FA Sloan. "Marked Increase in the Diagnosed Prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease between 1991 and 1999 in the United States.." Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences 59 (2004): M762-M766..

Other Information
Check out my new book: Balancing the Budget is a Progressive Priority out on Springer Press 2012. This title is available on Amazon, Barnes& Noble, iTunes, etc.

Current Ph.D. Students  

  • Corey Remle  

Donald H. Taylor