Janette Y. Taylor, PhD, RN, WHCNP-BC, FAAN is an associate professor in Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies and African American Studies at the University of Iowa. She is a certified women’s health care nurse practitioner with specialization in obstetrics, gynecological, and neonatal nursing. Dr. Taylor’s research has focused on race/ethnicity as variables in nursing research, African American women’s experiences of domestic violence, the health of women prisoners, reconnecting incarcerated women with their children, and using narrative art therapy with incarcerated abused women. Dr. Taylor served as a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Ethical Considerations for Revisions to DHHS Regulations for Protection of Prisoners Involved in Research. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Taylor completed her PhD at the University of Washington-Seattle and holds a certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Washington-Seattle.