Donald Taylor

Don Taylor

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Academic Area: Health Sector Management
Phone Number: +1.919.613.9357

Mailing Information

Duke University: The Fuqua School of Business
100 Fuqua Drive
Durham, NC 27708


Don Taylor is a professor of public policy at Duke University and a founding faculty member of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, among numerous other Duke University affiliations.

Most of his ongoing research is in the area of end of life policy with a focus on patient decision making and Medicare policy on hospice and palliative care. He has served on national committees including National Academies Committee on Health Care Utilization and Adults with Disabilities and the HRSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee that was created by the Affordable Care Act to reconsider how the federal government identifies health professional shortage areas and medically underserved areas.

 He holds three degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including a PhD in health policy and management from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. Don regularly comments on health policy topics for the local, state and national media, most recently in The New York Times’ analysis of the Republican healthcare proposal, and is active in the health policy Twittersphere (@donaldhtaylorjr).