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Beverly Taylor, M.D., is the program director for the preventive medicine residency program and serves as interim chair of the department. Dr. Taylor has been with the institution since 1984. She has also directed the public health and preventive medicine residency program since its inception in 1986. Residency trained in both family medicine and preventive medicine. Dr. Taylor evaluates and monitors all resident educational activities, ensures the effectiveness of the training curriculum, oversees the program budget and maintains accreditation standards. She also screens candidate for presentation to the RAC as well as participates in all residency interviews.
Dr. Taylor completed a joint residency in family and preventive medicine at Meharry Medical College and is board certified in family medicine. She served as health officer for the Tennessee Department of Public Health, Mid-Cumberland Region prior to joining the faculty at MSM. In addition to her teaching and administrative responsibilities at MSM, Dr. Taylor serves on the several local and national committees related to preventive medicine training and funding as well as issues related to health disparities. Dr. Taylor is also the recipient of several awards including the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award, the Association for Teaching Prevention and Research; the Dean’s Award for Leadership, MSM; the Humanism in Medicine Award, the Jewish Foundation of New Jersey; and an induction into the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism Honor Society.
Her public health interests include breast cancer prevention and control, geriatric and adolescent health, and substance abuse prevention. She has authored/co-authored several publications in these areas.