Trevor Taylor

My name is Trevor Taylor, and I am a PGY-2 in the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. I grew up in Tennessee and completed an MD/MPH dual-degree program focused on rural care at East Tennessee State University.

Prior to medical school, I spent three years as a microbiology fellow at the US CDC studying neurotropic viruses in the lab and helping to develop immune-based treatments for human rabies in preclinical trials. During my MD/MPH program, I worked on community-based projects addressing opioid use in Appalachia and secondary analyses investigating the effects of adverse childhood experiences in adult neuropsychiatric populations. Through visiting research opportunities during medical school, I realized my interest in applied technology. I helped conduct a case study at NIMHANS using fNIRS to assess the effects of tDCS on neuroplasticity in treatment resistant schizophrenia and later worked with the Institute for Technology in Psychiatry at McLean Hospital to advance a digital phenotyping project using wearable sensors to monitor patient behaviors during hospitalization. I am now humbled and grateful for the opportunity to join a team of thought leaders in the field to further my research goals as a member of the MGH / McLean Physician Scientist Training Program.

During residency, I am working with Dr. Eden Evins in the MGH Center for Addiction Medicine to develop innovative remote mental health care strategies using digital technology with the ultimate goal of improving access to quality care in rural areas. I am currently focused on the implementation and integration of remote patient monitoring techniques with telepsychiatry platforms to better manage impulsivity in patients with co-occurring disorders. I hope to help advance our understanding of substance use relapse behavior and to develop tools that empower patients and providers to capture "reachable moments" and opportunities for intervention with greater sensitivity through closed-loop virtual care environments.

Outside of work, I enjoy making music, traveling, camping, reading, snowboarding, homebrewing, and cooking.



Education

East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN: MD and MPH [Concentration: Epidemiology and Biostatistics], 2019

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN: BS [Major: Biology (Biochemistry Cellular, and Molecular Biology)], 2011

Awards

2019 Tennessee Medical Education Fund Scholarship
2018 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

2018 Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
2018 Rural Primary Care, Research, Education, and Practice Travel Scholarship
2017 Tennessee Public Health Traineeship Award
2017 Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Membership
2015 ETSU QCOM Rural Primary Care Track Training Program