Katherine Taylor, PhD // Eck Institute for Global Health // University of Notre Dame

Eck Institute for Global Health

Katherine Taylor, PhD

Taylor Katherine

Associate Director

Director of Global Health Training

Eck Institute for Global Health

University of Notre Dame

Academic Interests: My academic activities are centered on training and mentoring the next generation of global health leaders. As the director of global health training, I have the opportunity to influence the intellectual, as well as the personal formation of students who aspire to work in the field of global health. This training is centered on the development of technical skills; understanding the inter-sectoral nature of global health problems and solution; and deepening personal values based on the ideal that all lives have equal value and that everyone has a right to health care.


  • Associate Director and Director of Global Health Training, Eck Institute for Global Health
  • Professor, Department of Biological Sciences
  • Chief of Drug Development Section, Office of Biodefense Research Affairs, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease
  • Program Officer, Enteric and Hepatic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
  • Project Leader, Immunology and Vaccine Development, International Livestock Research Institute
  • Laboratory Supervisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Kenya Program
  • Ph.D., Biology, Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium
  • M.Sc., Biology, University of Notre Dame
  • B.S., Biology, Purdue University

Selected Professional Activities:

  • Institute of Medicine Forum on Public-Private Partnerships for Global Health and Safety
  • Past-President, American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Committee for Global Health

Primary Interest Areas:

Ecology and Environmental Biology
Epidemiology and Population Biology
Infectious & Vector-Borne Diseases
Microbiology & Immunology