Brandie Taylor, PhD, MPH

Brandie Taylor, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor/Director of Program on Reproductive and Child Health

Epidemiology & Biostatistics
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979.436.9390
taylor@sph.tamhsc.edu

Research Interests

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Preeclampsia
  • Preterm Birth
  • Immunology in Reproductive and Pregnancy Complications
  • Host Genetics in Reproductive and Pregnancy Complications

Teaching Interests

  • Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Education and Training

PhD Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health - 2011

MPH, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health - 2007

BS, Biology, California University of Pennsylvania - 2006

Selected Publications

Haggerty CL, Totten PA, Tang G, Astete SG, Ferris MJ, Norori J, Bass DC, Taylor, BD, Ness RB. Identification of novel microbes associated with pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility. Sexually Transmitted Infections 2016, [Epub ahead of print]

Dutta EH, Boldogh I, Behnia F, Saade GR, Taylor BD, Kacerovsky M, Menon R. Oxidative Stress Damage Associated Molecular Signaling Pathways Classifies Spontaneous Preterm Birth and Preterm Premature Rupture of the Membranes. Human Molecular Reproduction 2016;22(2):143-57 

Xu X, Chen X, Hu H, Dailey AB, Taylor BD. Current Opinion in the Role of Testosterone in the Development of Prostate Cancer: A Dynamic Model. BMC Cancer; 2015 Oct 26;15:806. PMID:  26502956

Taylor BD, Tang G, Ness RB, Olsen J, Hougaard DM, Skogstrand K, Roberts JM, Haggerty CL. Mid-pregnancy Circulating Immune Biomarkers in Women with Preeclampsia and Normotensive Controls. Pregnancy Hypertension, In press 2015

Russell A, Zheng X, O’Connell C, Taylor BD, Wiesenfeld H, Hillier S, Zhong W, Darville T. Analysis of factors driving incident and ascending infection and the role of serum antibody in Chlamydia tr

Polenttini J., Behnia F., Taylor BD, Saade GR., Taylor RN., Menon R. Telomere fragment induced amnion cell senescence: A contributor to parturition? PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0137188

Behnia F, Taylor BD, Woodson M, Kacerovský M, Hawkins H, Fortunato SJ, Saade GR, Menon R, Chorioamniotic Membrane Senescence: A Signal for Parturition? American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 2015; PMID: 26025293

achomatis genital tract infection. Journal of Infectious Diseases; 2016;213(4):523-3

Taylor BD, Ness RB, Olsen J, Hougaard DM, Skogstrand K, Roberts JM, Haggerty CL. Serum leptin measured in early pregnancy is higher in women who later develop preeclampsia compared to normotensive pregnant controls. Hypertension 2015;65:594-599 PMID:25510827

Taylor BD, Darville T, Ferrell R, Ness RB, Kelsey S., Haggerty CL. Cross-sectional analysis of Toll-like receptor variants and bacterial vaginosis in African American women with pelvic inflammatory disease.  Sexually Transmitted Infections 2014;90:563-566. PMID:24848367 

Taylor BD, Holzman C, Fichorova RN, Tian Y, Jones NM, Fu W. Inflammation biomarkers in vaginal fluid and preterm delivery. Human Reproduction 2013;28:942-52. PMID:23416276

Taylor BD, Darville T, Ferrell R, Ness RB, Haggerty CL.  Racial differences in the allelic distribution of Toll-like receptor variants among women with pelvic inflammatory disease. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2013; 207:940-946. PMID: 23255565

Taylor BD, Darville T, and Haggerty CL. Does bacterial vaginosis cause pelvic inflammatory disease? Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2013; 40:117-122. PMID:23324974

Taylor BD, Darville T, Ferrell R, Kammerer C, Ness RB, Haggerty CL. Toll-like receptor 1 and 4 gene variants are associated with Chlamydia trachomatis among women with pelvic inflammatory disease. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2012, 205:603-609. PMID:22238472

Haggerty CL and Taylor BD. Mycoplasma genitalium: An emerging cause of pelvic inflammatory disease. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011:959816. PMID: 22235165

Taylor BD, Darville T, Bavoil PM, Ness RB, Haggerty CL. The role of Chlamydia trachomatis polymorphic membrane proteins in inflammation and sequelae among women with pelvic inflammatory disease. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2011;2011:989762. PMID:22028586

Taylor BD, Ness RB, Darville T, Haggerty CL. Microbial correlates of delayed care for pelvic inflammatory disease. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2011;38:434-438. PMID:21124257

Taylor BD, Haggerty CL. Management of Chlamydia trachomatis genital tract infection: Screening and treatment challenges. Infection and Drug Resistance 2011;4:19-29. PMID:21694906

Haggerty CL, Gottleib SL, Taylor BD, Low N, Xu F, Ness RB. Risk of sequelae following chlamydial infection in women. The Journal of Infectious Diseases 2010;201:134-55. PMID:20470050