Epidemiology and Surveillance Lead, CHAMPS
Dr. Allan Taylor is a pediatrician who comes to CHAMPS with 12 years of experience with HIV prevention and clinical trials. He joined the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Officer in 2003 with the Global AIDS Program Monitoring and Evaluation team, where he provided technical assistance with program monitoring/evaluation and worked on HIV testing surveillance in Botswana, Zimbabwe and other countries.
He moved to the CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP) in 2005, where he provided technical assistance to states in enhancing their perinatal HIV prevention programs and served as medical officer for clinical trials in Kenya and Malawi examining novel methods for prevention of mother-child HIV transmission during breastfeeding. Dr. Taylor served as Team Lead for the Clinical Trials Team in DHAP’s Epidemiology Branch from 2014-2015, where he oversaw a large portfolio of clinical trials at DHAP’s HIV sites in Kenya and Thailand.
Dr. Taylor grew up in Northern California and earned undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and German Studies from Stanford University. He later attended the University of California, Berkeley for an MPH with a concentration in International Studies and the University of California, Davis for medical school and pediatrics residency.