Principal Investigator and Director, Behavioral Sciences Lab
Naval Health Research Center
Behavioral Sciences and Epidemiology Department
Dr. Taylor received his graduate training in Exercise and Sport Science from University of North Carolina (Greensboro) with specialized training in exercise physiology, sport psychology, and research methodology. During this time he worked as a clinical exercise physiologist at Duke University Medical Center Psychiatry Department’s Behavioral Medicine Program evaluating effects of aerobic exercise training on hypertension and other cardiovascular risk factors. Dr. Taylor has served as Principal Investigator at the Naval Health Research Center (San Diego, CA) where he assembled the Stress Physiology Research Core to study human stress reactivity in military survival training and Naval Special Warfare. At the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory (Pensacola, FL) he was Director of Aeromedical Research, where he stood up the Operational Stress and Resilience Program. In November 2009, he deployed to Afghanistan where he conducted behavioral health surveillance in U.S. military members. He is presently a civilian scientist at Naval Health Research Center, where he directs the Behavioral Sciences Laboratory, investigating operational stress, stress physiology (including exercise), and sleep disruption in military members. Dr. Taylor’s work is supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.