Jennifer Taylor joins the Center for Community Health with a background intersecting health, behavior change, and human-centered design. Most recently, Jennifer was a Design Fellow with the UC San Diego Design Lab, where she developed and applied programming and advisory capacities to support community-academic partnerships—ranging from public health and city planning to consumer electronics and digital health. With a focus on asset-based, community-driven design practices, Jennifer brings experience facilitating collaborations aiming for equitable participation and benefit.
Jennifer completed her MS at the University of Vermont and her PhD at UC Davis, where her research focused on health promotion programs and dietary assessment, including experience evaluating school-based interventions and federal nutrition policies.
Jennifer is Co-Director of the San Diego Childhood Obesity Initiative and also continues working with the UC San Diego Design Lab, where she supports community engagement and health innovation programming, as part of the San Diego/Tijuana bid for the World Design Capital designation.