UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Taylor, Barbara -

School of Medicine
(210) 567-4823

Dr. Barbara Taylor is the assistant dean for the MD/MPH program and Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio. She holds a co-appointment at the University of Texas School of Public Health. She pursued her undergraduate education at Princeton University, where she studied molecular biology and international affairs. After graduation, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to Mexico to study indoor air pollution and its impact on women and children's health. She attended medical school at Harvard, completed internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center?s New York Presbyterian Hospital, and received a Master of Science in Epidemiology from the Mailman School of Public Health. She joined the faculty at the UT Health Science Center in 2009.

She conducts research to identify barriers to care and improve outcomes for underserved people living with HIV in the U.S. and Latin America. She is particularly interested in structural barriers to HIV care, such as geographic mobility, and the intersection between HIV and other comorbidities, including diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Most recently, she served as the co-chair for the Fast Track Cities Convening Meeting in Bexar County/San Antonio.

She also has expertise in project implementation through a CDC-funded HCV screening initiative, a CPRIT-funded HCV screening program, and a DSRIP-funded tuberculosis screening and treatment project.

Her current projects include: 1) identification of gaps in CVD risk reduction and barriers to intervention in people living with HIV in South Texas, funded by the American Heart Association, 2) a University of Texas System quality improvement initiative to reduce the number of missed clinic visits in San Antonio and Dallas, 3) ongoing efforts to define and address barriers to care for vulnerable populations with HIV and sexually transmitted illnesses in the Dominican Republic, 4) Breathe Easy South Texas (BEST) a collaborative project to increase screening and treatment for latent tuberculosis with University Health System and the Texas Department of State Health Services, and 5) HepVISTA, a program to increase routine Hepatitis C screening for baby boomers served by the University Health System.

She teaches in the medical school and global health curriculum at UT and Columbia, and cares for patients in the University Health System?s Downtown HIV treatment center, University Hospital, and the Audie Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio.

8/2016 - Present Associate Professor University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, Medicine, San Antonio, TX
7/2016 - Present Assistant Dean for the MD/MPH Program UT Health Science Center San Antonio, MD/MPH, San Antonio, TX
10/2014 - Present Medical Director, Breathe Easy South Texas University Health System, University Health System, Office of Grants and Research, San Antonio, TX
7/2014 - Present Co-Principal Investigator, Study of Sexually Transmitted Illness Prevalence in Vulnerable Populations in the Dominican Republic Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, International Family AIDS Program, New York, NY
6/2011 - Present Adjunct Assistant Professor and Faculty Physician University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, San Antonio, TX
8/2009 - Present Instructor of Clinical Medicine Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, Medicine/Infectious Diseases, New York, NY
8/2009 - Present Infectious Diseases Staff Physician University Health System, Medicine, San Antonio, TX