Darlene Taylor

Darlene Taylor, RN MSC PhD(C)

Darlene Taylor is the Research Program Manager for Clinical Prevention Services at the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the University of Victoria , her  Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of British Columbia and her PhD from UBC’s School of Population and Public Health . She has developed expertise in evaluating public health interventions for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, particularly among men who have sex with men and other marginalized populations. Her main research interest includes assessment of capacity to consent for health care among individuals who misuse substances and who are homeless or unstably housed.  She has developed a psychometric instrument to assist nurses determine if their clients have capacity to consent for the care they are being offered. (From bccdc.ca)