Lynn E. Taylor Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical)

Lynn E. Taylor, MD, FACP, FAASLD

Lynn E. Taylor, MD is an HIV, viral hepatitis and primary care physician, clinical researcher, educator and public health advocate focused on care of hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) in vulnerable populations. She developed and directs Miriam Hospital’s HIV/HCV program and provides longitudinal primary and subspecialty care to patients with infectious consequences of addiction. She serves on the World Health Organization Guideline Development Group for Screening, Care and Treatment of Chronic HCV and is a member of the International Consensus Guidelines Committee Management of HCV in People who Use Drugs (PWID) for the International Network of Hepatitis in Substance Users (INHSU). Dr. Taylor recently became a Member of the CDC and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)'s Advisory Committee on HIV, Viral Hepatitis and STD Prevention and Treatment.  For over 17 years Dr. Taylor has worked to enhance HCV and HIV prevention and treatment for PWID, establishing free HIV/HCV testing, education, vaccination and referral sites, and developing on-site HCV care at methadone maintenance, HIV and needle exchange programs.  Dr. Taylor is Rhode Island site PI for the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) award, “Clinical Management of HCV Infection: Patient-Centered Models of HCV Care for PWID.”  Her research involves extending HCV care to persons with HIV and substance disorders, and improving HCV screening, diagnosis and treatment access.  She developed and directs Rhode Island Defeats Hep C (RID Hep C), http://www.ridefeatshepc.com, a comprehensive program to Identify, Treat, Cure, Prevent and Eliminate HCV in Rhode Island.  

After graduating from Harvard, Dr. Taylor worked for five years in women's health, public health and advocacy before entering The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She completed Internship/Residency in General Internal Medicine at Brown University/RI Hospital, and an NIH/NIDA T32 Research Fellowship at Miriam Hospital/Brown University on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV and viral hepatitis among people who use drugs.  

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