January 21, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Dow Auditorium at Towsley Center
1500 E. Medical Center Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Presented by: Jacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, Rory Meyers College of Nursing at New York University.  Dr. Taylor will discuss steps she has taken in her research career using genomic and environmental methods to unravel hypertension health disparities in African American women. The lecture will examine the gene-environment and DNAm-environment interactions of perceived racism and discrimination, parenting stress, and maternal mental health on blood pressure on African American mothers and their young children.

Dr. Taylor’s work focuses on the genomics of chronic disease among African-American populations. Her current research examines the effect of psychological, genetic, and epigenetic factors on blood pressure in Black/African-American women and their young children. Dr. Taylor is also conducting a study on the genomics of lead poisoning in Flint, Michigan. Dr. Taylor was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers in early stages of their independent research careers. Her long-term goal is to develop nursing interventions to prevent and reduce omic-environment risks associated with health disparities. 

Refreshments will be served. 

The 29th Annual MLK Health Sciences lecture is sponsored by the University of Michigan Schools of Nursing (Ann Arbor* & Flint), Dentistry, Kinesiology, Public Health and Social Work, College of Pharmacy, Michigan Medicine, and MICHR.

You can also view a livestream of the event: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/eerghdjs

*Denotes committee lead.