Herman Taylor

Director of Player Engagement and Education

Herman Taylor is an endowed professor and director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the Morehouse School of Medicine, and a nationally recognized cardiologist with broad experience in invasive practice/research. His current research predominantly focuses on preventive cardiology, and his teaching is aimed at building research capacity at minority-serving institutions and enhancing the health of minority communities through research and health activism at the community level. Over the past decade, Taylor held the position of principal investigator and director of the landmark Jackson Heart Study, the largest community-based study of cardiovascular disease among African Americans, funded by National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. His extensive experience in epidemiological observation has led him to a deeper appreciation of the urgency of community-level intervention as a priority, as well as a keen interest in broadening the diversity of disciplines and scientists focused on the problem of health disparities nationally and globally. A graduate of Princeton University, Taylor earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, trained in internal medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Teams: Leadership Team, Research Team


FAQs: About the Study

What is the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University? How is the Football Players Health Study different? Who are the Player Advisors? I've participated in studies before and I never saw results. How will this study be different? Watch this video to find out.

Harvard Research Team: Questionnaire 1

Q1 is the first important stepping in participating in this Study. Watch this video to learn more about why it's critical to the Study.

Lessons from the Game

Football is America’s game – examining health questions will ensure this sport thrives.

Partnering with Former Players: A Collaboration

Learn more from both former players and researchers on how their partnership is making this Study a success.

The Football Players Health Study: An Introduction

New to the Football Players Health Study? Learn more about the first year by watching this video with key researchers and former players.

The Football Players Health Study: Meet the Researchers

New to the Football Players Health Study? Learn more about the first year from key researchers.