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Dr. Timothy Lynn Taylor, MPH, Ph. D

Timothy Lynn Taylor
27226 Sage Avenue
Wellton, Arizona 85356

Personal Information
Birth date and place: October 25, 1951 Lawton, Oklahoma
Country of Citizenship: USA
Federally recognized
American Indian Tribal member: Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma K005937

Master of Public Health, MPH 1977
Health Administration & Policy
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, College of Public Health
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
Bachelor of Arts, BA 1973
English & Political Science
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington 98195

Employment History

Academic and Research Positions

Adjunct Faculty
American Indian Studies, AIS
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
Pembroke, North Carolina 28372
03/2022 to Present

Review Editor Frontiers in Public Health
2017 to Present

Research Scientist
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA)
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
10/2001 to 05/2003

Associate Director/Associate Professor
Native American Prevention Research Center
College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
05/1999 to 10/2000

Behavioral Health Researcher
Indian Health Service (IHS) (HQW)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
1993 to 1999

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Administration & Policy
College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73190
1985 to 1993

Courses Taught

American Indian Health (MPH Program)
Administration of Native American Health Programs (MPH Program)
Health Program Evaluation (MPH Program)
Research Methods (MPH Program)
Health Promotion in Native American Populations (Health Education Program)

Leadership and Administrative Positions

Service Unit Director (CEO)
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), Indian Health Service (IHS)
At the following locations:

Schurz Service Unit – Several Ambulatory Health Centers
Schurz, Nevada 89427
10/2011 to 03/2014

Uintah & Ouray Service Unit (Acting CEO) – Ambulatory Health Care Center
Ft. Duchesne, Utah 84026
10/2010 to10/2011

Ft. Yuma Service Unit – Ambulatory Health Care Center
Winterhaven, California 92283
08/2008 to 10/2009

Colorado River Service Unit – Critical Access Hospital
Parker, Arizona 85344
05/2005 to 08/2008

Director of Planning
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Indian Health Service (IHS)
5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
08/2003 to 05/2005

Other Professional Activities

National Director “Improving the Health of Native Americans” a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program. 1989 to 1993

A five year competitive grant program for American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes, designed and implemented so that Tribes could creatively address their health needs and issues. American Indian Tribes were encouraged to submit proposals addressing Tribally identified community health problems and issues. Overall grant program funding was $6 million over 5 years.
A technical assistance and development office established at the College of Public Health, OU HSC managed three rounds of funding. Operations funding over the length of the program was $1.1 million. A total of thirty-six grantees located in fifteen States received financial support to address health problems and challenges in the areas of Diabetes, MCH, spouse and sexual abuse and substance abuse. A unique aspect of the program was the requirement that grantees incorporate traditional or tribal health activities and practices in their projects.
Institutional Review Board, (IRB) Department of Health & Human Services, (DHHS) Indian Health Service, (IHS). Member 1993 – 1999, Co-Chair 2003 – 2005, Chair (Phoenix Area IHS – Arizona, Utah, Nevada) 2010 National Advisory Committee Member, “Healthy Nations Initiative” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1994 – 2002 Behavioral Change Expert Panel (BCEP), and Multi-Cultural BCEP, Office of National Drug Control Policy, ONDCP, 1999- 2002 Editorial Board Member, Journal of Rural Health, 1991 – 1995 External Review Special Emphasis Panel, Peer Review Committee Member, Prevention Research Centers, Centers for Disease Control & Policy (CDCP)

Honors and AwardsDistinguished Service Awards OUHSC, College of Public Health, 1988, 1989

Kellogg National Fellow The W. K. Kellogg Foundation, 1988-1991


  • Principal Investigator – “OMH-OUHSC Personnel interviews (Management study of work-time allocations of OMH-OUHSC personnel) 1986 -$11,041.00
  • Principal Investigator – “OKC American Indian Health Care Needs Assessment Project – Household Health Interview Survey” 1988 – $6,000.00
  • Co-Investigator – “Mental health needs Assessment Project” Oklahoma State Mental Health Department 1988 – $26,000.00
  • Principal Investigator – “Measurement of Weight, Family History, Lipids, Apo Lipoproteins and Serum Glucose Among American Indian Adolescents – An Exploratory Study” 1989 – $5,500.00
  • Principal Investigator – “Kellogg National Fellowship Program” The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, 1989-1991 – $64,000.00
  • Principal Investigator – “Improving the Health of Native Americans” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 1989-1993 – $1,100,000.00
  • Co-Investigator – “Evaluation of NIDDM Risk Factors in the Cherokees of Oklahoma” NIH, NIDDK Planning Grant 1991 – $25,000.00
  • Co-Principal Investigator – “American Indian and Alaska Native Behavioral Risk Trends, 1986-1997” Support provided through a MOA between IHS and CDC.
  • Project Officer – “Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the IHS Sponsored Alcohol and Substance Abuse Treatment Programs” DHHS Contract No. 282-97-0053 – 1997 to 1999 – $250,00000
  • Lead Researcher Quantitative Component – “Healthy Nations Initiative Evaluation” The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, University of Alaska-Anchorage and University of New Mexico – 2000 to 2003 – $600,000.00


  • Taylor TL “A Wake-Up Call” Commentary: Tribal Voices, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, Vol. 33 No.3, 2009, pp. 103-105.
  • Taylor TL, Denny CH, Freeman WL, “American Indian and Alaska Native Trends in Behavioral Health, 1990-1996” American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol 23, No. 5, Sept/Oct 1999, pp. 345-351.
  • Denny CH & Taylor TL, “American Indian and Alaska Native Health Behavior: Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 1992-1995” Ethnicity and Disease, Vol. 9, No 3, Autumn 1999, pp. 401-409.
  • Berkowitz G, Peterson S, Smith EM, Taylor T, Brindis C, “Community and treatment program challenges for chemically dependent American Indian and Alaska Native women” Contemporary Drug Problems, Summer 1998, Vol.25, No. 2, pp. 347-371.
  • Navarro J, Wilson S, Berger L & Taylor T, “Substance Abuse and Spirituality: A Program for Native American Students” American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 21, No. 1 1997, pp. 3-11.
  • Blackett P, Taylor T, Russel D, Lu M, Fesmire J, Lee E, “Lipoprotein Changes in Relation to Body Mass Index in Native American Adolescents” Pediatric Research, Vol. 4o, No. 1, 1996, pp. 77-81.
  • Freeman W & Taylor T, “Quantitative Research: What is it? Is it important?” The IHS Primary Care Provider, 1996, Vol. 27, No. 7.
    Al-Assaf A & Taylor T, “Managerial Burnout” Health Care Supervisor, December 1992, Vol. 11, No. 12
  • Al-Assaf A, Taylor T, Langston R, “Management Preparedness Criteria: A Study of Nursing Home Administrators” Health Care Supervisor, March 1992, Vol. 10, No. 3.
  • Taylor T, “Determinants of Primary Medical Care Use Among Urban American Indians” American Indian Culture and Research Journal, March 1992, Vol. 10, No. 3.
  • Taylor T, “A Practice Profile of Native American Physicians” Academic Medicine, July 1989, pp. 393-396/
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