Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cousar is an amazing woman I can’t wait to meet in person one day. She is a Board Certified Pediatric and adult pulmonologist at National Jewish Health in Colorado. She’s a rock star in the world of CF, and she’s doing incredible work raising awareness about systemic and individual bias and racism in medicine. She also talks about the importance of representation in the field of medicine. I hope after you hear this podcast you are more inspired to speak up and do more to change the world.
About Dr. Taylor-Cousar:
Dr. Taylor-Cousar is a tenured professor of adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine at National Jewish Health (NJHhttps://www.nationaljewish.org/home), where she serves as the Medical Director of Clinical Research Services, President of the Medical Staff, and is co-director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Program and Director of the CF Therapeutics Development Network (TDN) center. She received her undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University, and completed her doctorate in medicine, combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics, and her combined fellowship in adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine at Duke University. She obtained her Master of Clinical Science from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Taylor-Cousar’s expertise is clinical trial design and conduct; she has been national/global primary investigator on multiple CF TDN trials. Her investigator-initiated research focuses on the development and evaluation of novel therapies for the treatment of CF, and on sexual and reproductive health in people with CF. Additionally, she serves on a number of national scientific advisory committees for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, American Thoracic Society and the National Institutes of Health. She is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Lancet Respiratory Medicine.
Dr. Taylor-Cousar is an elected member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI). Her recent awards include the American Thoracic Society’s Distinguished Achievement Award (2023,) the American Thoracic Society William J. Martin II Public Advisory Round Table Distinguished Achievement Award (2022), the Emily’s Entourage CF Trailblazer Award (2022) and the Cystic Fibrosis Research Incorporated CF Champion Award (2021).
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