#WeAreEmoryEPI: Meet Haley Tailor
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Meet Haley Tailor! Haley is a first-year Epidemiology MPH candiate with research interests include cancer epidemiology, social epidemiology and health equity. She is specifically interested in how social determinants contribute to health outcomes for cancer patients. In this feature, we learn more about Haley, her current project, and her experience at Rollins! Read more below.
Tell us a little bit about your academic history/where you went to school.
I graduated from East Carolina University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a minor in Science! Following graduation, I completed a post-baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020.
Are there any exciting projects that you are currently working on that you’d like to share with us?
I recently began working on a project under Dr. Cam Escoffery and a team at the Emory Prevention Research Center to evaluate the impact of SurvivorLink, an electronic personal health record, on the care of pediatric cancer survivors. We are also studying its implementation in 12 survivor clinics across the US. While I’m new to this role, I’m excited for the hands-on research experience.
When applying, what were you looking for in a public health school, and what factors drove you towards Rollins?
When applying to grad school, I was looking for a school with ample resources for my field of interest and a passionate community. Here at Rollins, being surrounded by people who also love what they do has been nothing short of inspiring.
What is your favorite part about earning your MPH at Emory?
My favorite part about earning my MPH at Emory is that there’s a place for everyone no matter our interests. Whether our interests are broad or very specific, Emory faculty and students are very welcoming to connect and chat about their field of work which always sparks engaging conversations.
What advice do you have for people who may be interested in getting their MPH?
Don’t be afraid to explore what peaks your interests, even if it seems your interests are on different ends of a spectrum. Graduate school is the opportunity take classes and do internships to figure it all out.
How have you been spending your free time?
I love reading public health and self-help related books.
If you currently live in Atlanta, what is one place that you would recommend people to visit?
I’d recommend Inman park! It’s a great place for coffee/gelato, local shops and some amazing Persian food at Delbar! It also has a connection to the Atlanta beltline, which makes for a fun day outdoors.
What are three fun facts that you want people to know about you?
- I’m bilingual and learning another language!
- Over spring break this semester, I went on a hot air balloon for the first time.
- I used to administer COVID-19 vaccines at clinics across rural North Carolina when the Pfizer vaccine was first introduced! It was a really rewarding experience.
It was great getting to know you, Haley! Interested in being featured on the Confounder? Reach out to our social media associates or email confounder [at] emory [dot] edu. We look forward to hearing from you!