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Taylor Watterson, PharmD, PhD

Postdoctoral Trainee, University of Wisconsin - School of Medicine and Public Health

Taylor Watterson, PharmD, PhD is a licensed pharmacist and health services researcher whose goal is to promote patient medication safety and healthcare professional well-being. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Pittsburgh in 2017 with a concentration in Community Leadership and Innovation in Practice. She received her Master of Science (2018) and Doctor of Philosophy (2022) degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Pharmacy, Health Services Research in Pharmacy program with a PhD minor in Industrial and Systems Engineering. Taylor’s dissertation research assessed occupational fatigue and burnout in Wisconsin community pharmacists. Throughout her graduate training, she also evaluated the role of novel health information technology to improve communication between ambulatory clinics and outpatient community pharmacies and its ability to enhance patient safety. During her fellowship, Taylor will collaborate with primary care clinicians, pharmacists, human factors experts, and health services researchers to evaluate the role of technology in supporting communication and collaboration between clinics and pharmacies. In addition to academic and research roles, Taylor also practices at several independent community pharmacies throughout the Madison area and enjoys spoiling her two calico kittens.