ESP Biography

TAYHLOR WILLIAMS, Barnard College senior studying Psychology

Major: Psychology

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2021

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hi everyone! My name is Tayhlor Williams, and I am a pre-med student at Barnard. On campus, I work with the Well Woman Health Promotion program, and I am a volunteer health educator with Peer Health Exchange. These roles allow me to combine my passions for public health and education, and I am excited to continue merging these interests through teaching with the Tides program.

Past Classes

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X953: Critical Concepts in Public Health: Examining Health Disparities in Tides Spring 2021 (Feb. 07, 2021)
Only 14% of the country’s population is Black and Native American, yet the pregnancy-related death rates for these populations are more than double the rates for White women, who are among the racial majority in the U.S. As of January 2021, the number of COVID-19 cases in the Bronx are almost double the amount of cases in Manhattan, even though Manhattan’s population is slightly larger. How do we account for these kinds of disparities? What can we do to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations? This interactive and discussion-based course will introduce critical concepts in public health in order to answer these questions, with an emphasis on the social determinants of health.