Taylor Brock-Fisher is a research specialist and infectious disease epidemiologist in the Sabeti Lab who focuses on the linkage of genomic tools to traditional epidemiological investigations and on-the-ground public health. He is interested in increasing the lab’s collaboration with local public health teams and more broadly increasing the use of genomic information to make actionable public health recommendations, in both high- and low-income settings.
Taylor has a BMath from the University of Waterloo in Statistics and Applied Mathematics and an MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. His master’s thesis, completed under Adam Kucharski, described a novel modeling framework for investigating the role of institutional trust and hesitancy in large scale vaccination programs. Prior to joining the lab, Taylor helped develop and lead the outbreak investigation and response team for Partners In Health’s Massachusetts COVID-19 response in collaboration with the MADPH.
When not thinking about epidemiology and global health, Taylor enjoys reading, making music, and a handful of transportation related hobbies (flying small planes, sailing, and the occasional walk along the Charles).