Rachel Taylor

Graduate Student

Rachel Taylor graduated from UMass Amherst in May of 2021 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Anthropology. She has been working in Dr. Arcaro’s lab on the New Moms Wellness Study since the spring of 2020. Rachel’s research interests include nutrition, the human microbiome, and determinants of maternal and infant health. In March of 2023, Rachel’s first paper, titled “Effect of Maternal Diet on Maternal Milk and Breastfed Infant Gut  Microbiomes: A Scoping Review”, was published in Nutrients. She is joining the MPH in Epidemiology program at UMass Amherst in the fall of 2023 and aims to continue working in public health research. Outside of the lab, Rachel enjoys reading, hiking, and baking.

Taylor, R.; Keane, D.; Borrego, P.; Arcaro, K. Effect of Maternal Diet on Maternal Milk and Breastfed Infant Gut Microbiomes: A Scoping Review. Nutrients 2023, 15, 1420. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu15061420