Laura Taylor, PhD

Laura A Taylor, PhD

Name: Laura A Taylor, PhD

USU Department of Primary Appointment: 
Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist Program
Program Director/Chair
Faculty Rank: 
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

Research Interests:
Education, Informatics, Transplant
APRN and DNP Education

Office Phone: 
(301) 295-1124



Year Degree Earned Institution/Location
2006-2007 Post Doctoral Fellowship Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
2006 PhD The Catholic University of America School of Nursing, Washington, DC
1990 MS Nursing University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD
1986 BS Nursing University of Maryland School of Nursing, Baltimore, MD


With more than 25 years in the transplant nursing/community, Dr. Taylor has earned national and international recognition as a strong leader who shapes practice, policy and education, and advances evidence-based transplant healthcare. The focus of Dr. Taylor’s work has been in the area of abdominal organ transplant nursing, and her achievements are centered on using best evidence to inform practice, influence policy to improve patient and family outcomes, design studies and technologies that advance transplant science, and create inter-professional collaborations

Dr. Taylor leads research teams that influence policy relative to key issues surrounding the care of vulnerable transplant populations globally. She has researched the impact of social media, information technology, and inter-professional partnerships on the care of this vulnerable population. She has influenced healthcare system change to optimize organ donation and patient outcomes, using technology that crosses inter-professional communities around the world.

Dr. Taylor’s scholarship integrates pioneering technology-based innovations, rigorous scientific methods, inter-professional collaboration, and focused orientation on the advancement of global transplant care and education.


  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing, (FAAN)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Educators (ANEF)
  • International Transplant Nursing Society