Bessie A. Young

Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
Adjunct Professor, Health Systems and Population Health
Associate Dean, School of Medicine


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


Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way S. RDU 111A
Seattle, WA 98108

Research Interests

  • Racial and ethnic differences: Chronic Kidney Disease, Dialysis outcomes, diabetes
  • Diabetic nephropathy: Racial and ethnic differences in access to care, quality of care, progression of care, progression/survival, and other outcomes
  • APOL1 and kidney disease

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Physician Perspectives on Responding to Clinician-Perpetuated Interpersonal Racism Against Black Patients with Serious Illness.
(2023 Aug 24)
J Gen Intern Med
Brown CE, Snyder CR, Marshall AR, Cueva KL, Jackson SY, Doll KM, Golden SH, Young B, Rosenberg AR

Increasing diversity and inclusion in nephrology clinical trials.
(2023 Oct)
Nat Rev Nephrol 19(10): 627-628
Young BA, Rosas SE

Perspectives About Racism and Patient-Clinician Communication Among Black Adults With Serious Illness.
(2023 Jul 3)
JAMA Netw Open 6(7): e2321746
Brown CE, Marshall AR, Snyder CR, Cueva KL, Pytel CC, Jackson SY, Golden SH, Campelia GD, Horne DJ, Doll KM, Curtis JR, Young BA

Reexamining the Impact of Insurance Type on Kidney Transplant Waitlist Status and Posttransplantation Outcomes in the United States After Implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
(2023 Feb)
Transplant Direct 9(2): e1442
Morenz A, Perkins J, Dick A, Young B, Ng YH

Tubular Secretion and Estimated GFR Decline in the Jackson Heart Study.
(2022 Dec)
Kidney Int Rep 7(12): 2668-2675
Granda ML, Zelnick LR, Prince DK, Hoofnagle A, Young BA, Kestenbaum BR, JHS Study Investigators

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