Bessie Young Mielcarek

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)

Home Hemodialysis: Core Curriculum 2021.
(2021 Sep 10)
Am J Kidney Dis
Bieber SD, Young BA

Risk factors for adverse outcomes among 35 879 veterans with and without diabetes after diagnosis with COVID-19.
(2021 Jun)
BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care 9(1):
Wander PL, Lowy E, Beste LA, Tulloch-Palomino L, Korpak A, Peterson AC, Young BA, Boyko EJ

DNAm-based signatures of accelerated aging and mortality in blood are associated with low renal function.
(2021 Jun 2)
Clin Epigenetics 13(1): 121
Matías-García PR, Ward-Caviness CK, Raffield LM, Gao X, Zhang Y, Wilson R, Gào X, Nano J, Bostom A, Colicino E, Correa A, Coull B, Eaton C, Hou L, Just AC, Kunze S, Lange L, Lange E, Lin X, Liu S, Nwanaji-Enwerem JC, Reiner A, Shen J, Schöttker B, Vokonas P, Zheng Y, Young B, Schwartz J, Horvath S, Lu A, Whitsel EA, Koenig W, Adamski J, Winkelmann J, Brenner H, Baccarelli AA, Gieger C, Peters A, Franceschini N, Waldenberger M

Calculating estimated glomerular filtration rate without the race correction factor: Observations at a large academic medical system.
(2021 Sep)
Clin Chim Acta 520(): 16-22
Shi J, Lindo EG, Baird GS, Young B, Ryan M, Jefferson JA, Mehrotra R, Mathias PC, Hoofnagle AN

Association of the Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate With vs Without a Coefficient for Race With Time to Eligibility for Kidney Transplant.
(2021 Jan 4)
JAMA Netw Open 4(1): e2034004
Zelnick LR, Leca N, Young B, Bansal N

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