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Donald H. Taylor Jr.

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
110 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
110 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Grants


Inflammatory and Metabolic Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Complications with SARS-CoV-2

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Informing Policy Options to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible North Carolinians

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by Arnold Ventures · 2021 - 2022

Assessing Value-based Payment in Insurance

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation · 2017 - 2022

Which palliative care quality measures improve patient-centered outcomes?

ResearchMentor · Awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality · 2015 - 2020

Inflammatory and Metabolic Biomarkers in Cardiovascular Complications with SARS-CoV-2

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2021 - 2023

Informing Policy Options to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible North Carolinians

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by Arnold Ventures · 2021 - 2022

Assessing Value-based Payment in Insurance

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation · 2017 - 2022

Which palliative care quality measures improve patient-centered outcomes?

ResearchMentor · Awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality · 2015 - 2020

Opioid Utilization and Treatment in North Carolina

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Laura and John Arnold Foundation · 2018 - 2019

The North Carolina Leadership Forum, John William Pope Foundation

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by John William Pope Foundation · 2015 - 2019

Implementing Best Practice in Palliative Care

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality · 2013 - 2018

Supporting Medicaid Reform in North Carolina

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by A. J. Fletcher Foundation · 2017 - 2018

Increasing Patient and System Value with Community Based Palliative Care

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Four Seasons · 2014 - 2017

Caregivers' Reactions and Experience: Imaging Dementia - Evidence for Amyloid Scanning - CARE IDEAS

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by Brown University · 2016 - 2017

Palliative Care in Heart Failure (PAL-HF)

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2011 - 2016

Increasing Patient and System Value with Community Based Palliative Care

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Four Seasons · 2014 - 2015

Hospice to Palliative Care: Maximizing Patient Preference and Cost Savings

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality · 2009 - 2014

Creation and demonstration of a palliative care research cooperative group

Clinical TrialCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2010 - 2013

Organizational Variability and Racial Disparities in Hospice Use

ResearchAdvisor · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2007 - 2013

Until Death Do Us Part: Careers of Caregiving Wives

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2004 - 2008

APOE, Quality of Life and Medical Costs in Late Life

ResearchCo Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 2000 - 2004

Perception of Risk and Behavior in the Elderly

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1999 - 2003

Determinants and Cost of Alcohol Abuse Among Elderly

ResearchCo-Principal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1999 - 2002

Linking Probate Data to an Elderly Cohort

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by National Institutes of Health · 1998 - 2000

Fellowships, Gifts, and Supported Research


Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Assessing the Unintended Consequences of the PDC at Duke University (1930-70) · 2021 Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles
Seed Grant: Confronting Racism and Bias: Turning the Lens Inward · 2021 PI · Duke Office for Faculty Advancement
Reckoning with Race, Racism, and the History of the American South Initiative: Race, Social Movements and Political Participation in the New South · 2021 Co-Lead · Duke Office of the Provost https://facultyadvancement.duke.edu/new-faculty-research-explore-race-south-diverse-angles

External Relationships


  • Coordinated Care LLC of Macon, Ga
  • David Casarett, MD in conjunction with a for profit Medical Marijuana entity.
  • Vigilant Medical Inc

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies, institutions, or organizations listed above. This information is available to institutional leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.