As a senior consultant focused on global health and veterinary medicine, Taylor Winkleman leverages her expertise in health, human rights, and space policy to advance the mission of the United States government. Prior to joining LMI, Taylor supported the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, where she advised on emerging technologies, medical-chemical countermesures, and national laboratory research capabilities. Before that, she performed statistical analysis and data modeling as a global health security consultant. She also participated in the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Congressional Science and Technology Policy Fellowship Program in the office of Senator Edward J. Markey.
Taylor is a member of the Global Health Security Agenda Consortium and is the coordinator of Next Generation Global Health Security Network; she also produces the global health–centric PDR Podcast. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of an international policy survey course at Georgetown University. She served as a cryptologic voice intercept operator for the United States Army, deploying to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II.
Taylor earned dual bachelor’s degrees in biology and English from Augusta University, where she also completed an organic chemistry thesis. Following her undergraduate studies, Taylor held a cancer prevention research internship at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in the Powel Brown Lab. She also holds a master’s degree in public health and is a doctor of veterinary medicine.