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Janiece L. Taylor, PhD, MSN, RN

Assistant Professor
Janiece Taylor
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Specialties and Expertise

  • Aging
  • Disabilities
  • Disparities
  • Gerontology
  • Pain/Symptom Management
  • Women's Health


Janiece Taylor is an assistant professor on the research/education tract at the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing. Her research is focused on identifying and addressing disparities in pain in older women from underrepresented racial ethnic groups and improving quality of life and health outcomes in people aging with disabilities. Dr. Taylor's research is strongly connected to her 10 years of clinical practice in long-term care and women’s health settings. She earned her PhD in nursing from the University of Texas at Austin. She completed an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral fellowship in Biobehavioral Pain Research at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Taylor was selected as the first nurse in the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Harold Amos Fellowship Program. She is testing an intervention, Depression and Pain Perseverance through Empowered Recovery (DAPPER), among community-dwelling older African American women using human-centered design, funded by the RWJ Harold Amos Fellowship and the Johns Hopkins Older Adults Independence Center. Further, she is funded to identify and address needs of caregivers with disabilities. She is co-associate director of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing RESILIENCE Center and principal faculty in the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing Center for Innovative Care in Aging. Throughout her career, she has received funding from the John A. Hartford Foundation, National Institute of Nursing Research, Mayday Foundation, and the Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Program.

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  • Videos
  • Publications/Research

    Drazich B.F., Jenkins E., Nkimbeng M., Abshire Saylor M., Szanton S.L., Wright R., Beach M.C. and Taylor J.L. (2022). Exploring the Experiences of Co-morbid Pain and Depression in Older African American Women and Their Preferred Management Strategies. Frontiers in Pain Research. 3:845513. doi: 10.3389/fpain.2022.845513

    Parker, L., Fabius, C., Rivers, E., Taylor, J.L. (2021). Is Dementia Specific Caregiving Associated with physical difficulty among caregivers for community dwelling older adults? Journal of Applied Gerontology. doi: 10.1177/07334648211014352

    Regier, N.G., Taylor, J.L, Szanton, S.L., Parmelee, P.A., Perrin, N., Liu, M., Rivers, E., Hodgson, N.A., Gitlin, L.N. (2021) .Pain in persons with dementia and the direct and indirect impacts on caregiver burden. Geriatric Nursing, 42 (2). doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2021.01

    Taylor, J.L., Drazich, B.F., Roberts, L., Okoye, S., Rivers, E., Wenzel, J., Wright, R., Beach, M.C. & Szanton, S.L. (2020). Pain in low income older women with disabilities: A qualitative descriptive study. Journal of Women and Aging, 32(4), 402-423. doi: 10.1080/08952841.2020.1763895

    Taylor, J.L., Roberts, L., Hladek, M.D., Liu, M., Nkimbeng, M., Boyd, C.M., & Szanton, S.L. (2019). Achieving self-management goals among low income older adults with functional limitations. Geriatric Nursing. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2019.01.003007

  • Awards/Honors

    2021   Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship Communicating Science & Improving Care Program Fellow (Accepted 2020 but deferred until 2021 due to COVID-19 and scheduling conflicts)

    2018   Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing

    2016   Maryland Nurse Faculty Fellowship Recipient

    2016   Maryland Nurses Association Outstanding Pathfinder Award

    2016   Michigan Center for Urban African American Research

    2015   National Institute of Aging Butler Williams Scholars Program

    2015   Visiting Research Fellow, Duke University, Center for Biobehavioral Research on Health Disparities

    2014   Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award Diversity Predoctoral Fellowship

    2012-2014   National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence Patricia G. Archbold Scholarship