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Donald H. Taylor, Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Family Medicine and Community Health and Director of Social Science Research Institute and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute and Associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Executive Core Faculty Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy of Duke - Margolis Center For Health Policy and Me  

Office Location: 110 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, 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 - Chapel Hill, 1995
M.P.P., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1992
B.S., University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, 1990

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

Teaching (Fall 2021):

  • Pubpol 302d.001, Pol choice/val conflict Synopsis
    Sanford 04, MW 05:15 PM-06:30 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Taylor, DH. Balancing the Budget is a Progressive Priority.  2012. [978-1-4614-3663-8]  [abs]
  2. Taylor, DH; Ostermann, J; Van Houtven, CH; Tulsky, JA; Steinhauser, K. "What length of hospice use maximizes reduction in medical expenditures near death in the US Medicare program?." Social Science & Medicine 65.7 (October, 2007): 1466-1478. [17600605], [doi]  [abs]
  3. Taylor, DH; Cook-Deegan, RM; Hiraki, S; Roberts, JS; Blazer, DG; Green, RC. "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. Taylor, DH; Hoenig, H. "The effect of equipment usage and residual task difficulty on use of personal assistance, days in bed, and nursing home placement.." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 52.1 (January, 2004): 72-79. [14687318], [doi]  [abs]
  6. Taylor, DH; Rattliff, J; Doraiswamy, PM; Sloan, FA. "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