Jessica L. Taylor, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Jessica L. Taylor, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center. She attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, where also served as a Chief Resident. She joined BUSM faculty in 2016. Dr. Taylor's clinical work focuses on the care of patients with substance use disorders, HIV, and viral hepatitis. Her research interests include HIV prevention among people who inject drugs, implementation strategies for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), other infectious complications of injection drug use, and overdose prevention.

Dr. Taylor is the Medical Director of Faster Paths to Treatment, Boston Medical Center's innovative, low-barrier substance use disorder bridge clinic. She also directs the General Internal Medicine PrEP Program and serves as Medical Director of BMC’s Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) ECHO, a tele-education series for providers and teams across MA. Her other educational roles include co-directing the HIV Pathway for internal medicine residents and serving as core faculty in BUSM's addiction medicine fellowship program.

Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit

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  1. Palfai TP, Saitz R, Kratzer MPL, Taylor JL, Otis JD, Bernstein JA. An integrated videoconferencing intervention for chronic pain and heavy drinking among patients in HIV-care: a proof-of-concept study. AIDS Care. 2020 Jun 11; 1-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32524827
  2. Harris M, Johnson S, Mackin S, Saitz R, Walley AY, Taylor JL. Low Barrier Tele-Buprenorphine in the Time of COVID-19: A Case Report. J Addict Med. 2020 May 20.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32433364; DOI: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000682;
  3. Rawlins-Pilgrim S, Wheelock A, Taylor J. PrEP in Student Health Services-a Call to Action. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Mar 23.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32206995; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05774-6;
  4. Ricotta DN, Hale AJ, Freed JA, Taylor JL, Smith CC. Peer observation to develop resident teaching. Clin Teach. 2020 Jan 22. PMID: 31968153; DOI: 10.1111/tct.13134;
  5. Taylor JL, Walley AY, Bazzi AR. Stuck in the window with you: HIV exposure prophylaxis in the highest risk people who inject drugs. Subst Abus. 2019; 40(4):441-443.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31644387; DOI: 10.1080/08897077.2019.1675118;
  6. Palfai TP, Taylor JL, Saitz R, Kratzer MPL, Otis JD, Bernstein JA. Development of a tailored, telehealth intervention to address chronic pain and heavy drinking among people with HIV infection: integrating perspectives of patients in HIV care. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2019 08 29; 14(1):35.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31464645
  7. Taylor JL, Rapoport AB, Rowley CF, Mukamal KJ, Stead W. An opioid overdose curriculum for medical residents: Impact on naloxone prescribing, knowledge, and attitudes. Subst Abus. 2018; 39(3):371-376. PMID: 29432074
  8. Kershaw C, Taylor JL, Horowitz G, Brockmeyer D, Libman H, Kriegel G, Ngo L. Use of an electronic medical record reminder improves HIV screening. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018 01 10; 18(1):14. PMID: 29316919; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-017-2824-9;
  9. Taylor J, Thomas D, Tornheim J, Meah Y. Hypertension Outcomes at a Student-Run Clinic for the Uninsured. Journal of Student-Run Clinics. 2015; (1):1-10.
  10. Taylor JL, Smith PJ, Babyak MA, Barbour KA, Hoffman BM, Sebring DL, Davis RD, Palmer SM, Keefe FJ, Carney RM, Csik I, Freedland KE, Blumenthal JA. Coping and quality of life in patients awaiting lung transplantation. J Psychosom Res. 2008 Jul; 65(1):71-9. PMID: 18582615; PMCID: PMC3594772; DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2008.04.009;

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Bar chart showing 10 publications over 5 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2020

In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)
Substance Use Disorders
Hepatitis C viruses
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Overdose, Drug

Dr. Taylor has mentored medical students in the summer research program. She also mentors residents and fellows on education, QI, and original research projects related to substance use disorders, HIV prevention, HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, with work leading to multiple regional and national presentations and completed manuscripts. She provides longitudinal clinical mentorship for internal medicine residents interested in HIV primary care, viral hepatitis, PrEP, and substance use disorder treatment.

Available to Mentor as: (Review Mentor Role Definitions):
  • Career Mentor
  • Co-Mentor or Peer Mentor
  • Project Mentor
Contact for Mentoring:
  • Email (see 'Contact Info')

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