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Dr. Erica Taylor
Program Evaluator, VRTAC-QM

San Diego State University (SDSU), Interwork

Erica Taylor has been working in the field of clinical research for 12 years. Her research background includes clinical trials involving infectious diseases, perinatal mental health, and oncology studies. She specializes in intervention development and evaluation through motivational interviewing based mobile health technology. Her research involves understanding the intersectionality of chronic psychosocial stress, anxiety, and depression symptoms with adverse health outcomes. Erica has been a clinical researcher for the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of Georgia College of Public Health, Emory University School of Medicine, Emory University School of Nursing, Emory University Winship Cancer Institute, and Vanderbilt University Department of Internal Medicine. She is currently a program evaluator for the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center for Quality Management (VRTAC-QM) through the Interwork Institute at San Diego State University.

Erica has a Doctorate in Health Promotion and Behavior from University of Georgia College of Public Health. She has a Master of Public Health in Behavioral Sciences and Health Education from Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. Erica has a Bachelor of Arts in Medicine, Health, and Society from Vanderbilt University. She is extremely passionate about the application of rigorous theory-based research methodology and evaluation to programs serving diverse target populations through culturally competent mechanisms.

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