Barbara S. Taylor

Assistant Professor of Infectious Dieases
University of Texas Health Science Center

Instructor in Clinical Medicine
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Barbara Taylor is an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases and the Assistant Dean for the MD/MPH program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and an Instructor in Clinical Medicine at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her areas of interest include the impact of geographic mobility on HIV care, HIV treatment outcomes, and managing complex comorbitidy, including cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, in the context of chronic HIV infection.


She received her M.D. from Harvard Medical School and completed residency and fellowship training in Infectious Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center. During her fellowship, she received funding from the Mailman School of Public Health's Center for Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology Research to pursue a Master of Science in Epidemiology. There, she studied racial/ethnic differences in HIV risk behavior and HIV treatment outcomes in the Dominican Republic under the guidance of Drs. Scott Hammer and Mary Ann Chiasson.


In 2009, she received a five year NIH Career Development Award to explore the impact of mobility on HIV care for Dominicans living with HIV in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and New York City, USA. She continues to pursue research on HIV treatment outcomes in Latino communities in the U.S. Southwest and the Dominican Republic.

Departmental Biography 

Division of Infectious Diseases
7703 Floyd Curl Dr. MSC-7881
San Antonio, TX, 78229