Carolinas HealthCare System

Yhenneko Taylor is a health services researcher with a research focus on improving the health of disadvantaged populations. She received the Master of Statistics degree from North Carolina State University in 2004 and will receive the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services Research from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in May 2013. At Carolinas HealthCare System, Ms. Taylor manages the Asthma Comparative Effectiveness Research (ACER) database and conducts analysis to evaluate an AHRQ-funded practice-based intervention around asthma.

Prior to joining Carolinas HealthCare System, Ms. Taylor worked with the Institute for Health, Social and Community Research where her primary role was conducting statistical analysis in support of funded research projects, manuscript development and grant development. Areas of research in which Ms. Taylor has published are diverse and include maternal and child health, chronic disease disparities, and access to care. Her dissertation research entitled “Social Determinants of Prenatal Care Use in Sub-Saharan Africa: Exploring Equity in Content and Outcomes of Care,” examines how wealth and literacy are associated with the content and frequency of prenatal care for women in 10 sub-Saharan African countries.