Professor and Vice Chair
School: Milken Institute School of Public Health
Dr. Young has over twenty years of experience in epidemiologic and biostatistical consulting and has taught numerous courses in graduate epidemiology and biostatistics to public health and health professions students. She completed her MPH and PhD in epidemiology at The George Washington University. She has taught courses in Introduction to Epidemiology, Introduction to Biostatistics, Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health, Design of Health Studies, Advanced Epidemiologic Methods, Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology, and Cancer Epidemiology. Her areas of research interest include cancer particularly reproductive cancers, environmental and occupational exposure assessment, reproductive outcomes related to environmental and occupation exposures, pesticide exposure assessment, and health of military and veteran populations. Her past research has examined AIDS-related malignancies in the District of Columbia, cancer patterns in Gulf War veterans, reproductive outcomes in Army Chemical Corps Veterans exposed to dioxin during Vietnam, cancer disparities in the District of Columbia, and pesticide and forever chemical exposures and male factor reproductive effects. In addition, she has served as a technical advisor for data issues for DC’s HIV AIDS Administration and as a statistical consultant on several veterans’ health studies for the Institute of Medicine’s Medical Follow-Up Agency. Her dissertation research examined ovarian cancer risk in the Central Valley of California as related to triazine herbicide exposure and has extensive knowledge of California’s Pesticide Usage Database. She serves as a reviewer for numerous epidemiology and environmental health journals as well as sitting as an ad hoc member for EPA FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel. She also serves as a contributor for Covid-101.org.