Jennifer L Taylor-Cousar M.D., M.Sc.

Associate Professor

Dr. Jennifer Taylor-Cousar is an associate professor of adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine at National Jewish Health, where she serves as CF TDN Director/Co-director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program. She oversees the care of children with pulmonary disease and adults with cystic fibrosis. Dr. Taylor-Cousar leads the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network research that is conducted at National Jewish Health. Her research focuses on multicenter clinical trial design and the use of biomarkers in clinical research. She also is funded to determine the etiology of bronchiectasis in non-human primates. Locally, Dr. Taylor-Cousar serves on the National Jewish Health Research Advisory Council and Medical Executive Committee, and on the Saint Joseph Hospital Medical Executive Committee. Nationally, she serves on the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Scientific Advisory Committee and as an Expert Reviewer on the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Protocol Review Committee, and as an Expert Advisor on the on the CF Contraceptive Registry Development Group. She recently completed her 3 year service as the ATS Clinical Year in Review Programming Committee Chair. She has co-chaired numerous sessions and given invited lectures at the Australian and European CF Conferences, the ATS International Conference, the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference and regional cystic fibrosis and pulmonary conferences as well at international veterinary conferences. She is an active member of the Colorado Chapter Cystic Fibrosis Board. Her recent awards and honors include induction into the inaugural class of ATS Fellows (2018), the Founder's Award from United States Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association (2017), Colorado Society for Respiratory Care Physician of the Year (2016), Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute Professional of the Year Award (2009), Outstanding Medicine Junior Faculty Award Final Nominee (2012) and Physician of the Year Nominee at Saint Joseph Hospital (2015). In 2015, the adult CF faculty, of which she is a core participant, received the 'Science Transforming Life Award' at National Jewish Health. Finally, Dr. Taylor-Cousar has been a selected as a professional leadership attendee at the Association of American Medical Colleges' early and mid-career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars. Dr. Taylor-Cousar received her undergraduate degree in human biology from Stanford University in 1993. She completed her doctorate in medicine in 1998, combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics in 2002, and her combined fellowship in adult and pediatric pulmonary medicine in 2006 at Duke University Medical Center. Following her fellowship, she served as Adult Cystic Fibrosis program director and associate director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at University of New Mexico from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Taylor-Cousar obtained her master's in clinical science at University of Colorado in 2015.