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Richard Taylor, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Bioinformatics & Data Science; Associate Director of Informatics and Data Science Research, Center for Medical Informatics; Director, ED Clinical Informatics and Analytics



Dr. Taylor's primary interest is in informatics and improving patient care through data science. His research focuses on applying database, data mining, and machine learning techniques to big data stored in a variety of health care-related sources.

In his role as Director of Clinical Informatics and Analytics he oversees numerous IT aspects in the ED including: building dashboards with sophisticated models (risk adjustment etc.), developing ED clinical decision support tools, and serving as the liaison to hospital IT leadership.

Dr. Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in physics from the University of Mississippi. He completed medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Connecticut. Most recently he completed fellowships in point-of-care ultrasound and Masters in Health Science with an informatics focus from Yale University. He lives in Durham with his wife and four kids.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Informatics Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Ultrasound Fellowship
    Yale University School of Medicine (2011)
  • MD
    Emory University (2007)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2011, recertified: 2022)

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