Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar, MD

Jennifer L. Taylor-Cousar
Associate Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program
Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
  • 5280 Top Doctors 2016
  • Recognized as a 5280 Top Doctor
  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
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  • Best Doctors in America® 2015 — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • Recognized in Best Doctors in America® — Best Doctors, Inc.
  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Special Interests

    Research Interests

    Cystic Fibrosis, innate immunity, CFTR function, clinical research


    Duke University Medical Center (Durham, NC), MD
    Stanford University (Stanford, CA), BA, Human Biology
    Duke University Medical Center, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    Duke University Medical Center, Adult and Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine

    Awards & Recognition

    2014: Viola Vestal Coulter Research Fellow Award
    2009: Cystic Fibrosis Research Institute Professional of the Year Award
    2009: Selected participant, AAMC Early Career in Medicine Early Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
    2008: Clinical Trials Center New Investigator of the Year Award
    2006: Duke University Pulmonary Fellowship Scientific Achievement Award
    2005: 2nd Place, Fellows’ Clinical Research Presentations, Respiratory Disease Young Investigators Forum
    2003: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Clinical Fellowship

    Board Certification

    11/2008: ABP, Subspecialty in Pediatric Pulmonary
    10/2006: ABIM, Subspecialty in Pulmonary Disease
    8/2004: American Board of Internal Medicine
    8/2002: American Board of Pediatrics

    Professional Memberships

    Member, American Thoracic Society


    Neda Rasouli, N; Seggelke, S; Gibbs, J; Hawkins, RM; Casciano, ML; Cohlmia, E. Wang, C; Pereira, R; Hsia, E; Taylor-Cousar, J and Draznin B.  Cystic fibrosis-related diabetes: inpatient management of 121 patients during 410 admissions. J Diabetes Sci Technol. 2012; 6(5):1038-1044.

    Young RL, Malcolm KC, Kret JE, Caceres SM, Poch KR, Nichols DP, Taylor-Cousar JL, Saavedra MT, Randell SH, Vasil ML, Burns JL, Moskowitz SM and Nick JA. Neutrophil extracellular trap (NET)-mediated response to Pseudomonas aeruginosa occurs independent of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator function. PLoS One. 2011; 6(9):e23637.

    Nick JA, Chacon CS, Brayshaw SJ, Jones MC, Barboa CM, Picard CG, Young RL, Nichols DP, Janssen  JS, Huitt GA, Iseman MD, Daley CL, Taylor-Cousar JL, Accurso FJ, Saavedra MT and Sontag MK. Effects of Gender and Age of Diagnosis on Disease Progression in Long-term Cystic Fibrosis Survivors.  Am J Resp Crit Care Med. 2010 Sep 1;182(5):614-26.

    Taylor-Cousar JL, VonKessel KA, Young R, Nichols DP. The potential use of anti-inflammatories for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis.  J Inflamm Res.  2010;3:61-74.

    Hospital Affiliations

    • Children's Hospital Colorado
    • St. Joseph Hospital - Denver
    • University of Colorado Hospital

    Academic Affiliations

    2009-Present: Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, Pulmonary Division, University of Colorado Denver.

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    2012: Board Member, Colorado CFF Chapter
    5/2009-Present: American Thoracic Society
    2010: Clinical Problems Program Committee

    Conflicts of Interest

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