- Qualitative research
- International development and global health
- Strategic learning for foundation initiatives
- Reproductive, maternal, and child health
- Health systems strengthening
- International Research
- Health and Nutrition
Sydney Taylor has experience supporting the design and implementation of monitoring, evaluation, and learning activities that facilitate data-driven decision making by philanthropic organizations. Her primary research interests are in global health and health equity, specifically sexual and reproductive health, maternal and child health, and health systems strengthening.
Since joining Mathematica in 2019, Taylor has supported the study design, data collection, analysis, and dissemination of learning products for various foundations and private sector clients. For multiple foundation-funded sexual and reproductive health programs in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, she has supported strategic learning efforts that synthesize achievements and challenges and draw out key lessons and implications for the funders. She has also supported foundations in designing theories of change, results frameworks, and predictive impact modeling to inform their initiatives. In addition, Taylor has supported evaluations and learning activities for several pandemic response initiatives, the learnings from which have informed a pharmaceutical company’s vaccine equity policy framework and a foundation’s global vaccine initiative.
Before joining Mathematica, Taylor worked at Results for Development, where she supported USAID’s Maternal and Child Survival Program, as well as the Health Finance and Governance Project. She holds a master’s degree in global policy studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and has published in Digital Health, Health Affairs Forefront, and other outlets.