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Donald H. Taylor, Professor  

Office Location: 110 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: +1 919 613 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

Education:
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 (Spring 2024):

  • Pubpol 335.01, Compar health care sys Synopsis
    Rubenstein 151, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 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?." Soc Sci Med 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 (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.." J Am Geriatr Soc 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..

Highlight:
Don Taylor is a health policy scholar who has studied rural health, identification of underserved areas, and the economics of smoking and cessation. For the past 20 years his work has focused on how society cares for the elderly and to what effect on individuals, families, public programs and inter-generational wealth. More recently he has focused on archival research methods that help to illustrate the role of Race in our history—individual, institutional, national. An emerging interest is consideration of how visual art and fiction might be more effective at making inequality of various types unacceptable culturally in a way that is more effective than data based and more traditional public policy-based appeals. All three of his degrees (Ph.D., Public Health, Health Policy and Management, 1995) are from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Taylor serves as the Director of the Social Science Research Institute (since 2019) and served two years as the elected leader of the Duke Faculty in the role of the Chair of the Academic Council (2017-19).

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