Taylor Cusher is an associate director at FasterCures, a center of the Milken Institute. She began her time at the organization in September 2013 as an intern and joined the program team full time in May 2014. In her role, she leads projects within the Patients Count program, including patient and caregiver access to health data, expanding the workforce for patient engagement in medical R&D, and patient-centered measurement. During her tenure, she has also supported The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network (TRAIN), and built two platforms for collaboration, Patients Count Network and the Consortia-pedia Catalogue.
Looking across diseases, we bring together patient advocates, researchers, investors, and policymakers from every sector of the medical research and development system to identify and eliminate the roadblocks that get in the way of a faster cure.FasterCures is driven by a singular goal – to save lives by speeding up and improving the medical research system.
I pledge to actively listen to patients because no one better understands their disease or condition than they do.Completed
I pledge to co-create tools and resources with patients so their needs, perspectives, and experiences are accurate. I pledge to work with patients as partners in the creation process to respect and include their expertise.Completed
I pledge to communicate effectively and efficiently with patients. As partners in the medical R&D process, they should be involved and up to speed on each step of the way.Completed