Herman Alfred Taylor, Jr., M.D.

Herman Alfred Taylor, Jr., M.D. 




Cardiovascular Research Institute
Location: Research Wing Room 228A
Phone: 404-752-1545
E-mail: htaylor@msm.edu


Harvard Medical School
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Harvard School of Public Health
Degree: Master of Public Health

Princeton University
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biology

Research Interests

Clinical and Basic Research



Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Cardiovascular Disease


Taylor HA. Jackson Heart Study-Building a 21st Century Platform for Discovery, Service and Training to Address an American Health Priority. Ethn Dis. 2012;22(Suppl 1).3-6. [PMID:23156832]

Liu, J, Hickson DA, Musani SK, Talegawkar SA, Carithers TC, Tucker KL, Fox CS, Taylor HA. Dietary patterns, abdominal visceral adipose tissue, and cardiometabolic risk factors in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. Obesity 2013; 21(3):644-51.

Tullos BW Sung JH, Lee JE, Criqui MH, Mitchell ME, Taylor HA.  Ankle-brachial index (ABI), abdominal aortic calcification (AAC), and coronary artery calcification (CAC): The Jackson Heart Study. International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging 2013; 29 (4):891-7.

Subramanyam MA,  James SA,  Diez-Roux AV,  Hickson DA,  Sarpong D, Sims M, TaylorHA,  Wyatt SB. Socioeconomic status, john henryism and blood pressure among African-Americans  in the Jackson Heart Study. Social Science and Medicine. 2013;93:139-46.

Clark CR, Ommerborn MJ, Hickson DMA, Grooms KN, Sims M, Taylor HA, Albert MANeighborhood disadvantage, neighborhood safety and cardiometabolic risk factors in Afrincan Americans: Biosocial associations in the Jackson Heart Study. PLoS ONE 2013;8(5)

Bidulescu A, Liu J, Hickson DA, Hairston KG, Fox ER, Arnett DK, Summer AE, Taylor HA, Gibbons GH. Gender differences in the association of visceral and subcutaneous adiposity with adiponectin in African Americans: The Jackson Heart Study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013;13

Honors and Awards

2014-2011: Councilor, Harvard Medical School Alumni Association 

2014-2013: American Heart Association, Vice President Greater Southeast Affiliate Board of Directors

20013: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Award of Service

2013: White House Champion of Change for Prevention and Public Health, Nominee

2013-2000: Best Doctors in American Award

2008: Black Enterprise America’s Leading Doctors Award