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)

Assessing Strategies for Inclusion of Marginalized Communities in Clinical Trials-What's the Plan?
(2024 Jun 3)
JAMA Netw Open 7(6): e2413927
Young BA

The social drivers of health for Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander youth in the United States.
(2024 Mar)
Prev Med Rep 39(): 102658
Mokiao RH, Carlin K, Spencer MS, Young BA, Fretts AM

Physician Perspectives on Addressing Anti-Black Racism.
(2024 Jan 2)
JAMA Netw Open 7(1): e2352818
Brown CE, Marshall AR, Cueva KL, Snyder CR, Kross EK, Young BA

Discriminatory Healthcare Experiences and Medical Mistrust in Patients With Serious Illness.
(2024 Apr)
J Pain Symptom Manage 67(4): 317-326.e3
Brown CE, Jackson SY, Marshall AR, Pytel CC, Cueva KL, Doll KM, Young BA

Genome-wide study investigating effector genes and polygenic prediction for kidney function in persons with ancestry from Africa and the Americas.
(2024 Jan 10)
Cell Genom 4(1): 100468
Hughes O, Bentley AR, Breeze CE, Aguet F, Xu X, Nadkarni G, Sun Q, Lin BM, Gilliland T, Meyer MC, Du J, Raffield LM, Kramer H, Morton RW, Gouveia MH, Atkinson EG, Valladares-Salgado A, Wacher-Rodarte N, Dueker ND, Guo X, Hai Y, Adeyemo A, Best LG, Cai J, Chen G, Chong M, Doumatey A, Eales J, Goodarzi MO, Ipp E, Irvin MR, Jiang M, Jones AC, Kooperberg C, Krieger JE, Lange EM, Lanktree MB, Lash JP, Lotufo PA, Loos RJF, Ha My VT, Peralta-Romero J, Qi L, Raffel LJ, Rich SS, Rodriquez EJ, Tarazona-Santos E, Taylor KD, Umans JG, Wen J, Young BA, Yu Z, Zhang Y, Ida Chen YD, Rundek T, Rotter JI, Cruz M, Fornage M, Lima-Costa MF, Pereira AC, Paré G, Natarajan P, Cole SA, Carson AP, Lange LA, Li Y, Perez-Stable EJ, Do R, Charchar FJ, Tomaszewski M, Mychaleckyj JC, Rotimi C, Morris AP, Franceschini N

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