MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1994
Dr. Young’s work focuses on the genetic epidemiology and physiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, especially hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Current activities include an observational study of hypertension among African Americans, a genetic epidemiology study of worldwide cardiovascular disease susceptibility patterns, and involvement in several population-based observational studies of cardiovascular and renal disease.
Honors and Awards
NEAIMC Scholarship, Full tuition medical school scholarship awarded for academic achievement Barton Scholarship, Medical school scholarship for academic achievement 1992 Barton Scholarship, Medical school scholarship for academic achievement 1993 Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School honor society The Daniel Baker, Jr. Award. Medical Housestaff award for outstanding performance during residency Finalist, Junior Faculty Clinical Research Award. Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine 2002. Winner, population science poster competition, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2003.