School of Public Health

Young Mielcarek, Bessie

Bessie Young Mielcarek

Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Services

Core Investigator, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)


MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2001
MD Medicine (MD), University of Washington, 1987
BS Chemistry, Pacific Lutheran University, 1983

Contact Info

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way S. RDU 111A
Seattle, WA 98108
Tel: 206-277-3586

Research Interests

  • Home hemodialysis: New technologies, survival, cardiac arrest, and quality of life
  • Racial and ethnic differences: Dialysis outcomes, diabetes, CKD
  • Diabetic nephropathy: Racial and ethnic differences in access to care, quality of care, progression of care, progression/survival, and other outcomes
  • Glomerulonephritis: Mechanisms, outcomes, predictors of progression

In The News

Depression and Diabetes Don't Play Nice with Kidneys
dailyRX, 03/28/2014

Depression may be Linked to Kidney Failure in Diabetic Patients
Science Daily, 03/27/2014

Depression May Increase Diabetes' Patients Risk of Kidney Failure
Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 03/01/2014