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Your Environment. Your Health.

Kyla W. Taylor

Health Assessment and Translation

Kyla Taylor
Kyla W. Taylor, Ph.D.
Health Scientist
Tel 984-287-3194
kyla.taylor@nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop K2-04
Durham, N.C. 27709

Kyla W. Taylor, Ph.D., serves as a health scientist in the Health Assessment and Translation group within the Integrative Health Assessment Branch at the Division of the National Toxicology Program at NIEHS. Taylor is a member of DNTP’s Consumer Products and Therapeutics Program Management Team. Her research includes conducting systematic reviews and meta-analyses, developing and promoting harmonization of systematic review methods, and analyzing patterns of personal care product use and their associations with socio-demographic characteristics, early puberty, breast cancer, and other health outcomes.

Taylor received her B.A. from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, her M.S. in Population Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Ph.D. in Epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Selected Publications

  1. Schildroth S, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Fruh V, Taylor KW, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Henn BC. Correlates of non-persistent endocrine disrupting chemical mixtures among reproductive-aged Black women in Detroit, Michigan. Chemosphere. 2022 Mar 28:134447. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.134447. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35358566. [Abstract Schildroth S, Wise LA, Wesselink AK, Bethea TN, Fruh V, Taylor KW, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Henn BC. Correlates of non-persistent endocrine disrupting chemical mixtures among reproductive-aged Black women in Detroit, Michigan. Chemosphere. 2022 Mar 28:134447. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.134447. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35358566.]
  2. Verbeek JH, Whaley P, Morgan RL, Taylor KW, Rooney AA, Schwingshackl L, Hoving JL, Vittal Katikireddi S, Shea B, Mustafa RA, Murad MH, Schünemann HJ; GRADE Working Group. An approach to quantifying the potential importance of residual confounding in systematic reviews of observational studies: A GRADE concept paper. Environ Int. 2021 Dec;157:106868. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106868. Epub 2021 Sep 13. PMID: 34530289. [Abstract Verbeek JH, Whaley P, Morgan RL, Taylor KW, Rooney AA, Schwingshackl L, Hoving JL, Vittal Katikireddi S, Shea B, Mustafa RA, Murad MH, Schünemann HJ; GRADE Working Group. An approach to quantifying the potential importance of residual confounding in systematic reviews of observational studies: A GRADE concept paper. Environ Int. 2021 Dec;157:106868. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2021.106868. Epub 2021 Sep 13. PMID: 34530289.]
  3. Breen MS, Isakov V, Prince S, McGuinness K, Egeghy PP, Stephens B, Arunachalam S, Stout D, Walker R, Alston L, Rooney AA, Taylor KW, Buckley TJ. Integrating Personal Air Sensor and GPS to Determine Microenvironment-Specific Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds. Sensors (Basel). 2021 Aug 23;21(16):5659. doi: 10.3390/s21165659. PMID: 34451101; PMCID: PMC8402344. [Abstract Breen MS, Isakov V, Prince S, McGuinness K, Egeghy PP, Stephens B, Arunachalam S, Stout D, Walker R, Alston L, Rooney AA, Taylor KW, Buckley TJ. Integrating Personal Air Sensor and GPS to Determine Microenvironment-Specific Exposures to Volatile Organic Compounds. Sensors (Basel). 2021 Aug 23;21(16):5659. doi: 10.3390/s21165659. PMID: 34451101; PMCID: PMC8402344.]
  4. White AJ, Gregoire AM, Taylor KW, Eberle C, Gaston S, O'Brien KM, Jackson CL, Sandler DP. Adolescent use of hair dyes, straighteners and perms in relation to breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2021 May 1;148(9):2255-2263. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33413. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33252833; PMCID: PMC7969396. [Abstract White AJ, Gregoire AM, Taylor KW, Eberle C, Gaston S, O'Brien KM, Jackson CL, Sandler DP. Adolescent use of hair dyes, straighteners and perms in relation to breast cancer risk. Int J Cancer. 2021 May 1;148(9):2255-2263. doi: 10.1002/ijc.33413. Epub 2020 Dec 14. PMID: 33252833; PMCID: PMC7969396.]
  5. Wesselink AK, Fruh V, Hauser R, Weuve J, Taylor KW, Orta OR, Claus Henn B, Bethea TN, McClean MD, Williams PL, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative metabolites among reproductive-aged Black women from Detroit, Michigan. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 May;31(3):461-475. doi: 10.1038/s41370-020-00270-9. Epub 2020 Sep 26. PMID: 32980856; PMCID: PMC7994206. [Abstract Wesselink AK, Fruh V, Hauser R, Weuve J, Taylor KW, Orta OR, Claus Henn B, Bethea TN, McClean MD, Williams PL, Calafat AM, Baird DD, Wise LA. Correlates of urinary concentrations of phthalate and phthalate alternative metabolites among reproductive-aged Black women from Detroit, Michigan. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 May;31(3):461-475. doi: 10.1038/s41370-020-00270-9. Epub 2020 Sep 26. PMID: 32980856; PMCID: PMC7994206.]
  6. Arroyave WD, Mehta SS, Guha N, Schwingl P, Taylor KW, Glenn B, Radke EG, Vilahur N, Carreón T, Nachman RM, Lunn RM. Challenges and recommendations on the conduct of systematic reviews of observational epidemiologic studies in environmental and occupational health. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Feb;31(1):21-30. doi: 10.1038/s41370-020-0228-0. Epub 2020 May 15. PMID: 32415298; PMCID: PMC7666644. [Abstract Arroyave WD, Mehta SS, Guha N, Schwingl P, Taylor KW, Glenn B, Radke EG, Vilahur N, Carreón T, Nachman RM, Lunn RM. Challenges and recommendations on the conduct of systematic reviews of observational epidemiologic studies in environmental and occupational health. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 Feb;31(1):21-30. doi: 10.1038/s41370-020-0228-0. Epub 2020 May 15. PMID: 32415298; PMCID: PMC7666644.]
  7. Taylor KW, Wang Z, Walker VR, Rooney AA, Bero LA. 2020. Using interactive data visualization to facilitate user selection and comparison of risk of bias tools for observational studies of exposures. Environ Int; doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105806 [Online 3 June 2020]. [Abstract Taylor KW, Wang Z, Walker VR, Rooney AA, Bero LA. 2020. Using interactive data visualization to facilitate user selection and comparison of risk of bias tools for observational studies of exposures. Environ Int; doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2020.105806 [Online 3 June 2020].]
  8. Taylor KW, Baird DD, Herring AH, Engel LS, Nichols HB, Sandler DP, Troester MA. Associations among personal care product use patterns and exogenous hormone use in the NIEHS Sister Study. In press. Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology.
  9. Taylor KW, Joubert BR, Braun JM, Dilworth C, Gennings C, Hauser R, Heindel JJ, Rider CV, Webster TF, Carlin DJ. 2016. Statistical approaches for assessing health effects of environmental chemical mixtures in epidemiology: lessons from an innovative workshop. Environ Health Perspect 124:A227–A229. [Abstract Taylor KW, Joubert BR, Braun JM, Dilworth C, Gennings C, Hauser R, Heindel JJ, Rider CV, Webster TF, Carlin DJ. 2016. Statistical approaches for assessing health effects of environmental chemical mixtures in epidemiology: lessons from an innovative workshop. Environ Health Perspect 124:A227–A229.]
  10. Rosofsky A, Janulewicz P, Thayer KA, McClean M, Wise LA, Calafat AM, Mikkelsen EM, Taylor KW, Hatch EE. Environmental Research. Exposure to Multiple Chemicals in a Cohort of Reproductive-Aged Danish Women. In press. [Abstract Rosofsky A, Janulewicz P, Thayer KA, McClean M, Wise LA, Calafat AM, Mikkelsen EM, Taylor KW, Hatch EE. Environmental Research. Exposure to Multiple Chemicals in a Cohort of Reproductive-Aged Danish Women. In press.]
  11. Thayer KA, Taylor KW, Garantziotis S, Schurman SH, Kissling GE, Hunt D, Herbert B, Church R, Jankowich R, Churchwell MI, Scheri RC, Birnbaum LS, Bucher JR. 2016. Bisphenol A, bisphenol S, and 4-hydroxyphenyl 4-isoprooxyphenylsulfone (BPSIP) in urine and blood of cashiers. Environ Health Perspect 124:437–444 [Abstract Thayer KA, Taylor KW, Garantziotis S, Schurman SH, Kissling GE, Hunt D, Herbert B, Church R, Jankowich R, Churchwell MI, Scheri RC, Birnbaum LS, Bucher JR. 2016. Bisphenol A, bisphenol S, and 4-hydroxyphenyl 4-isoprooxyphenylsulfone (BPSIP) in urine and blood of cashiers. Environ Health Perspect 124:437–444] [Full Text Thayer KA, Taylor KW, Garantziotis S, Schurman SH, Kissling GE, Hunt D, Herbert B, Church R, Jankowich R, Churchwell MI, Scheri RC, Birnbaum LS, Bucher JR. 2016. Bisphenol A, bisphenol S, and 4-hydroxyphenyl 4-isoprooxyphenylsulfone (BPSIP) in urine and blood of cashiers. Environ Health Perspect 124:437–444]
  12. Taylor KW, K Hoffman, KA Thayer, JL Daniels. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and menopause among women 20-65 years of age (NHANES). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Feb;122(2):145-50. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306707 [Abstract Taylor KW, K Hoffman, KA Thayer, JL Daniels. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and menopause among women 20-65 years of age (NHANES). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Feb;122(2):145-50. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306707] [Full Text Taylor KW, K Hoffman, KA Thayer, JL Daniels. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and menopause among women 20-65 years of age (NHANES). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Feb;122(2):145-50. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306707] [Media Taylor KW, K Hoffman, KA Thayer, JL Daniels. Perfluoroalkyl chemicals and menopause among women 20-65 years of age (NHANES). Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Feb;122(2):145-50. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1306707]
  13. Taylor KW, Novak RF, Anderson HA, Birnbaum LS, Blystone C, DeVito M, Jacobs D, Kӧhrle J, Lee D, Rylander L, Rignell-Hydbom A, Tornero-Velez R, Turyk ME, Boyles AL, Thayer KA, Lind L. Evaluation of the Association between Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Diabetes in Epidemiological Studies: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jul;121(7):774-83. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1205502 [Abstract Taylor KW, Novak RF, Anderson HA, Birnbaum LS, Blystone C, DeVito M, Jacobs D, Kӧhrle J, Lee D, Rylander L, Rignell-Hydbom A, Tornero-Velez R, Turyk ME, Boyles AL, Thayer KA, Lind L. Evaluation of the Association between Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Diabetes in Epidemiological Studies: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jul;121(7):774-83. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1205502] [Full Text Taylor KW, Novak RF, Anderson HA, Birnbaum LS, Blystone C, DeVito M, Jacobs D, Kӧhrle J, Lee D, Rylander L, Rignell-Hydbom A, Tornero-Velez R, Turyk ME, Boyles AL, Thayer KA, Lind L. Evaluation of the Association between Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) and Diabetes in Epidemiological Studies: A National Toxicology Program Workshop Review. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Jul;121(7):774-83. doi: 10.1289/ehp.1205502]
  14. Schug, TT, Howard SG, Taylor, KW, Heindel JJ. Obesity and Diabetes: Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures. Aging and Vulnerability to Environmental Chemicals: Age-related Disorders and Their Origins in Environmental Exposures, 2012, 201-240. [Abstract Schug, TT, Howard SG, Taylor, KW, Heindel JJ. Obesity and Diabetes: Role of Environmental Chemical Exposures. Aging and Vulnerability to Environmental Chemicals: Age-related Disorders and Their Origins in Environmental Exposures, 2012, 201-240.]
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