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Kima Taylor (fellow)

Director, National Drug Addiction Treatment Program, Open Society Foundation, Baltimore, Maryland

A board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Taylor most recently served as Deputy Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department. From January 2004–2006, she served as the Legislative Assistant in health and social policy for Senator Paul Sarbanes (D-MD). Dr. Taylor has worked for the American Medical Student Association in various capacities, most recently creating cultural competency and ethnogeriatric curricula guidelines for medical and dental schools. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Taylor cared for uninsured and underinsured patients at a community health center in Washington, D.C. and created a city-wide coalition to advance literacy in pediatric primary care. She worked with other community organizations to empower youth such that they will realize their abilities, grasp opportunities, and improve the world at large.Dr. Taylor is a graduate of Brown University School of Medicine and the Georgetown University residency program in pediatrics. In 2002, Dr. Taylor received an M.P.H. degree from the Harvard School of Public Health as a CFHU Fellow; her research focused on exploring state legislative remedies for racial and ethnic health disparities. Publications: A State Policy Agenda to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, John E. McDonough, Brian K. Gibbs, Janet L. Scott-Harris, Karl Kronebusch, Amanda M. Navarro, and Kimá Taylor, The Commonwealth Fund, June 2004.