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JPA Health Communications has named Kara Taylor senior strategist and head of JPA Labs, the creative and research services team owned by that Washington, D.C.-based healthcare communications shop.

Taylor arrives at JPA from top independent firm Edelman, which she joined in 2009 as senior business analyst for research unit Edelman Intelligence before migrating to its digital team, where she ultimately became senior vice president and led the agency’s digital health group in Washington.

In the new role, Taylor will lead JPA's digital and creative services team. She’ll be based in the agency’s Washington, D.C., office.

JPA accounted for more than $7.7 million in healthcare-related net fees in 2016 and is one of the top healthcare PR firms in the country, according to O’Dwyer’s.