Catalyze Innovation that Advances Health

Taylr Jesinger, MHA

Director of Innovation Forums, Senior Project Manager, Influence Specialist, The Influence Center

Taylr Jesinger is the Director of Innovation Forums, Senior Project Manager, and influence specialist at the MedStar Institute for Innovation (MI2). She supports MI2’s catalyzing environment and leads projects across multiple MI2 domains. Taylr is part of The Influence Center at MI2 where she supports the movement to make healthcare highly skilled in influence, rapport, and experience using principles in the art and science of influence. She also directs MI2’s annual Innovations in… Thinking Differently Forums, which is a unique, interactive event designed to catalyze innovation by presenting new tools and ideas for thinking differently.

Prior to joining MI2 she was the administrative resident at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Before beginning at MedStar, Taylr was awarded a full-scholarship for her graduate studies and completed her master’s degree with high honors in health administration at the University of Kentucky. During grad school she worked in sociological and entrepreneurial research at the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Workplace Innovation (iWin) and at Lexington Chamber of Commerce. She also spent copious time studying health issues and economic disparity in rural Appalachia, where she is still involved in supporting and advocating for underserved populations, especially children living in poverty and high-risk environments.

Taylr received her bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from the University of Southern California where she worked in molecular biology research at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Prior to her undergraduate studies, she was selected for a highly competitive molecular biology research fellowship at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, which influenced her to pursue a career in healthcare. She received academic and leadership scholarships while at USC and served as Feature Twirler, musician, and band-leader with the famous USC Trojan Marching Band. She holds multiple titles in competitive baton twirling at state, regional, national, and world open events. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, three cats, and two big goldendoodles.