Ms. Taylor has worked for PIRE since 1988. She has managed multiple small- and large-scale data collection/evaluation/field alcohol studies for NIAAA, NHTSA, CDC, NIDA, and OJJDP. She manages the day-to-day operations of studies, monitoring subcontracts and consultant work, budgets, deadlines, and IRB requirements. She troubleshoots for PIs and writes progress reports. She has become skilled in writing and monitoring human subjects’ protocols as well.
Ms. Taylor has successfully managed numerous large and logistically complex, long-distance field studies, including several binge drinking/impaired driving intervention studies and survey data and breath test collection studies conducted at the San Diego border crossing into Tijuana; a counseling intervention study with DUI offenders/interlock users in Dallas; a roadside/pedestrian breath-test survey and media intervention effort in two college towns; two self-dosing marijuana and impaired driving studies in Denver; and a large data and biological sample collection effort on interlock users in Erie County, NY.
Ms. Taylor has had combined research and managerial/troubleshooting roles on a variety of impaired driving–related studies including several ignition-interlock studies that required contacting and/or travelling to states to conduct key interviews and secure data. She was the lead author on a 10-state study report to NHTSA on the use of ignition interlock data.
Locally in Maryland, Ms. Taylor has led several successful subject recruitment efforts (adults and teens), recruiting and screening participants from the community in general and from community centers, schools, and department of motor vehicle locations.
Most recently, Ms. Taylor was the project lead on a study for the AAA Foundation on Traffic Safety. She was the lead author on the extensive final report, which provided a variety of resources and tailored information for each state to improve data collection on drug-impaired driving offenses.
Prior to joining PIRE in 1988, Ms. Taylor worked as a Probation/Parole Officer for adult offenders in Fairfax County, VA, for three years. This was followed by three years at the National Association of Counties (DC) where she served as a Research Associate evaluating juvenile offender restitution programs. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in Political Science and a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from American University.
Taylor, E. P., McKnight, S., & Treffers, R. (2019). Enhancing drugged driving data: State-level recommendations. Washington, DC: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. https://aaafoundation.org/enhancing-drugged-driving-data-state-level-recommendations/
Kelley-Baker, T., Taylor, E., Berning, A., Yao, J., Lauer, L., & Watson, D. (2017). The feasibility of voluntary ignition interlocks as a prevention strategy for young drivers. (DOT HS 812 425). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812425-the-feasibility-of-ignition-interlocks-as-a-prevention-strategies-for-young-drivers.pdf
Taylor, E., Voas, R. B., Marques, P., McKnight, A. S., & Atkins, R. (2017). Interlock data utilization. (DOT HS 812 445). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/812445-interlock-data-utilization.pdf
Kelley-Baker, T., Lacey, J., Brainard, K., Kirk, H., & Taylor, E. (2006). Citizen reporting of DUI-Extra Eyes to identify impaired driving (DOT HS 810 647). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Citizen-Reporting-of-DUI%E2%80%93%22Extra-Eyes%22-to-Identify-Kelley-Baker-Lacey/f099a54f76caf0b3d98e15ba22674f7502ccc851
Voas, R. B., Taylor, E. P., Kelley-Baker, T., & Tippetts, A. S. (2000). Effectiveness of the Illinois .08 law (DOT HS 809 186). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Voas, R. B., Tippetts, A. S., & Taylor, E. P. (2000). Effectiveness of the Ohio vehicle action and administrative license suspension laws (DOT HS 809 000). Washington, DC: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. https://one.nhtsa.gov/people/injury/research/ohio/toc.html