Tracey Taylor, Ph.D.

Tracey Taylor, Ph.D.


Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine

For the past 15 years, Tracey Taylor, Ph.D., has extensively taught medical microbiology at medical schools. Taylor is currently an associate professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) and operates as the Assistant Dean for Diversity & Inclusion, where she is interested in evaluating meaningful diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) related content in the curriculum.

Prior to joining OUWB, Taylor was an assistant professor, and then an associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Microbiology at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, where she taught microbiology to M1 and M2 osteopathic medical students.

Taylor received a B.S. and a M.S. in cellular, molecular and microbial biology from the University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Western Ontario, London. Taylor’s main research areas are medical education research and microbiology and pathogenesis. She is specifically interested in the use of online learning modules for microbiology laboratory teaching, medical student peer assessment, investigation of the quality of life of Polio survivors, how the aquatic bacteria Plesiomonas shigelloides cause diarrhea and other infections in humans and infections (including the antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or (MRSA)) among populations that are experiencing homelessness.

Taylor joined ASM in 1997 as a master’s student and has continued her membership through her Ph.D. program, post-doctoral fellowship and now as a faculty member.