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Casey Overby Taylor, PhD

Associate Professor
Casey Overby Taylor
Research Focus Area(s): Biomedical Data Science, Computational Medicine
Research Interests: Biomedical informatics, biomedical data science, decision support systems, precision medicine, and public health
Lab Website: TIRI Lab
Publications: From Google Scholar
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Research Interests

Research Interests

Dr. Casey Overby Taylor is Associate Professor of Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and is core faculty in the Institute for Computational Medicine. She has an affiliation with the GIM Biomedical Informatics Data Science (BIDS) Section, and joint appointments in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Computer Science Department in the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Her research draws from biomedical informatics and the related field of biomedical data science to address the challenge of how to incorporate digital health technologies into clinical research and clinical practices, particularly for genomics. She also draws from comparative effectiveness research approaches, including experience with conceptualizing and measuring implementation outcomes, to study the use of clinical decision support as a strategy to improve the adoption of clinically actionable guidance. Taylor was honored as a previous recipient of a Johns Hopkins Malone Center for Engineering in Healthcare Fellowship (2017-2020), and current recipient of a Microsoft Digital Investigator Fellowship (2020-2022) and NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award (2020-2025).

Taylor is currently building the Translational Informatics Research and Innovation (TIRI) group that is pursuing research with application areas including translational research, precision medicine, and precision public health. In the translational research area, the TIRI group is investigating how to make use of emerging services and technologies such as wearable monitoring to enable deep phenotyping, while keeping study participants at the center of innovation. In addition, they are pursuing biomedical data science projects to generate evidence to guide precision medicine and precision public health practices in areas such as case management after the return of genomic test results, chronic disease management, drug treatment selection, and postpartum care optimization.

Taylor completed pre-doctoral National Library of Medicine biomedical informatics training and National Human Genome Research Institute genome sciences training fellowships at the University of Washington in 2011. She also completed a post-doctoral National Library of Medicine informatics training fellowship at Columbia University in 2013. Prior to her move to Hopkins in 2016, she was Assistant Professor in the University of Maryland Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine. In 2020, she was jointly appointed in Medicine-General Internal Medicine and Biomedical Engineering at Hopkins.

Titles & Affiliations

Titles

  • Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Associate Professor, Medicine

Affiliated Centers & Institutes

Education

Education

  • PhD, Biomedical Informatics, University of Washington, 2011
  • MS, Biotechnology, University of Pennsylvania, 2006
  • BS, Bioinformatics, University of Michigan, 2004
Faculty News

Recent Highlights

  • September 14, 2020
    Casey Overby Taylor, assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Johns Hopkins, has received a Genomic Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health’s National Human Genome Research Institute.
  • June 29, 2020
    Casey Overby-Taylor joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the spring of 2020. In this interview, she discusses what sparked her interest in engineering, what she hopes to accomplish in the future, and her research on incorporating digital health tools into clinical research and healthcare practices.

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