MLK Health Sciences Keynote by: Jacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN,
Jacquelyn Taylor, Ph.D., RN, PNP-BC, FAHA, FAAN, will focus on her current work examining the gene-environment and DNAm-environment interactions of perceived racism and discrimination, parenting stress, and maternal mental health on blood pressure on African American mothers and their young children. Dr. Taylor will share ideas about her recent study on the genomics of lead poisoning in Flint, MI. She was awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) by President Barack Obama, the highest honor awarded by the federal government to scientists and engineers, where she examines next-generation sequencing-environment interactions on blood pressure among African Americans. Her long-term goals are to develop nursing interventions to reduce and prevent -omic-environment risks that contribute to health disparities for common chronic conditions among underrepresented minority populations across the lifespan in the United States and vulnerable populations abroad.