Taylor Palmer is a Program Assistant for MDC’s Rural Forward program assisting partners in Rockingham County and MDC’s Nonprofit Support Program with Partnership Manager Merald Holloway.
Taylor graduated in August 2021 from the University of Maryland, College Park, with her Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health. At the University of Maryland, Taylor is continuing her graduate studies as a Master of Public Health (MPH) student in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health, specializing in health equity. Within her graduate studies, Taylor is a Research Assistant with the Woodlawn Project, a longitudinal research study that started following participants when they were attending the first grade in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago over five decades ago. Taylor is involved in extracurricular activities that promote social justice and serves on the Anti-Racism, Equity, and Inclusion (AREI) departmental committee.
Taylor’s interests include the impact of geography on health. Her interest in rural health stems from her academic and professional experiences promoting patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) infrastructure in the North Country.