Associate Professor
Adolescent Medicine and Sports Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX, US


Residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine
Adolescent Medicine
MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Graduate Certificate at University of Texas Health Science Center - School of Public Health
Public Health


American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

Career Development Award in Adolescent Health
Fulbright & Jaworski Award in Teaching and Evaluation, Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Statement

I believe adolescence is one of the most dynamic periods of growth in a person's life; physical, emotional, cognitive and social changes occur at a rapid pace. During this transition, some teens need additional support from those with expertise in the interplay of normal development and chronic illness as well as the ability to recognize conditions that are unique to the age group. I love caring for adolescents and firmly believe that with compassionate medical care, they can make a safe and healthy transition into adulthood.

Selected Publications

  • Alston Taylor, SJ, Garland, BH, Sanchez-Fournier, BE, Allen, KF, Doak, JS, Wiemann, CM. "A qualitative study of the day-to-day lives of obese Mexican-American adolescent females." Pediatr. 2013;131(6):1132-1138.
  • Sarah E Barlow, Sharonda Alston Taylor, Elisabeth Hastings and Beth H Garland. "Assessment of the Obese Child or Adolescent. Chapter in Treatment of the Obese Patient, RF Kushner and DH Bessesen (Eds)." 2014
  • Sharonda J Alston Taylor, Mitchell A Peterson, Beth H Garland and Elisabeth Hastings. "Comprehensive Obesity Evaluation and Treatment of Three Adolescents: a case series." Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2014
  • Alston Taylor S, Rennie K, Jon C. "The impact of inpatient pediatric weight management program in the USA." Int J Adol Med Health. 2017 June
  • Alston Taylor S, Jasik C, Garber A, Woolford S, McPherson M, Smith-Barron, Borzutzky C, Mihalopoulos, AlBuhairan FS, and Kohn M. "Preventing and treating adolescent obesity: a position paper of the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine.." J Adolesc Health. 2016;59(5):602-606.


American Academy of Pediatrics
Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
As an active member, I have served in numerous capacities. Most recently as member of the Nutrition and Obesity Subcommittee and regional chapter President.
The Obesity Society
Mary Susan Moore Medical Society
Texas Pediatric Society

Professional Development

Dannon Institute Nutrition Leadership Institute
Sponsor: Danone
The Dannon NLI is a leadership development course dedicates to assisting nutritional scientists at an early stage of their careers with the leadership skills and broad perspective necessary to achieve their professional potential.


Nexplanon placement
Nexplanon is a long-acting, reversible contraceptive device that is implanted into the upper arm.
Obesity Treatment
Eating Disorders