Senior Program Associate, President's Office
Shaneah Taylor is a new Senior Program Associate supporting the community action portfolio in East Harlem at the New York Academy of Medicine. Prior to her NYAM arrival, Shaneah worked at Northwestern hospital in Chicago managing and implementing various NIH funded community based participatory research projects that focused on advancing cancer health equity, patient navigation practices, gestational diabetes, and breast and cervical cancer screening in low resourced communities of color. Shaneah is well versed in community capacity building, outreach, youth mentorship, and education. Most recently, she designed a curriculum for the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative’s healthcare career pipeline fellows program at Northwestern University. Prior to her role as a Senior Research manager, Shaneah completed a postgraduate Global Health Fellowship in Malawi, Africa where she combined her spoken word artistry and community based participatory research background to work with USAID strengthening the capacity of Community health workers as they used drama to inform remote village residents about the spread of disease. She holds a Masters Degree in Public Health and is passionate about innovatively eliminating health inequities among underserved, international, and domestic populations through prevention education, patient navigation, performing arts, and empowering the next generation of healthcare professionals.