Diana Taylor, RN, MS, PhD

Professor Emerita, School of Nursing
Faculty, Primary Care Initiative, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health Program (ANSIRH)

Dr. Taylor is a nurse practitioner, educator and researcher. She has served as Director of UCSF’s Women’s Health NP Program, as well as the co-Director of the UCSF Center for Collaborative Primary Care to advance interprofessional collaboration and innovation related to primary care education, practice and research. Dr. Taylor has been a leader in policy-shaping activities for multiple professional groups on regional, national level and international levels. She has participated in the development of innovative women’s health care delivery models, interdisciplinary education programs, practice standards, and evidence-based practice guidelines. She has served on national boards and committees of the Health Professions Division of the US Public Health Service, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Nurses Association, the National Organization of NP Faculties, the Association of Women’s Health Nurses, as well as state and local nursing practice and education committees. Dr. Taylor has more than 100 scientific articles, books and publications in the area of women’s health. Currently, Dr. Taylor is also an active board member of the Reproductive Options Education Consortium in Nursing (Abortion Access Project); a board member of Clinicians for Choice (NAF); and Board chair (as well as a practicing clinician) of the San Francisco Women’s Community Clinic. 



  • University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science
  • University of California, San Francisco, Masters of Science 
  • University of Washington, Doctorate