is a Statistical Analyst at Penn in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy. Ms. Taggert has a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology from Drexel University. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Health and Societies. In recent years, she has worked on surveillance of varicella-zoster virus and heavy metal exposures in both local and state health departments. Her research interests include infectious disease epidemiology, chronic diseases of aging, and disease prevention. Her current research projects are focused on patient outcomes for those with dementia related to informal care versus formal care and overall patterns in long-term care utilization.