Dr. Didra Brown Taylor will head the Black Beauty Shop Health Outreach Program, a national initiative to address health disparities in African American women. Dr. Didra Brown Taylor, Ph.D., MPH has a BA and BS in Black Studies and Biology from the University of the Pacific. She received her Masters in Public Health in Urban Health from Charles Drew University. Dr. BrownTaylor completed her Post-doctoral Fellowship at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute. She received graduate training in multicultural community-clinical psychology and specializes in culturally appropriate community-based research methodology. She is a National Institutes of Health- Health Disparities Research Scholar.
Dr. Brown will over-see all aspects of outreach to African American women to address health disparities by utilizing the existing infrastructure in black owned beauty shops across the country. The Black Beauty Shop Health Outreach Program grew out of the success of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program established in 2007.