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)

Rates of Cardiovascular Disease and CKD Progression in Young Adults with CKD across Racial and Ethnic Groups.
(2022 May 26)
Kidney360 3(5): 834-842
Kula AJ, Prince DK, Limonte CP, Young BA, Bansal N

How the University of Washington Implemented a Change in eGFR Reporting.
(2022 Mar 31)
Kidney360 3(3): 557-560
Nkinsi NT, Young BA

Removal of race from estimation of kidney function.
(2022 Apr)
Nat Rev Nephrol 18(4): 201-202
Young BA

Therapeutic Inertia and Racial Differences in Blood Pressure Control-Time to Get Moving.
(2022 Jan 4)
JAMA Netw Open 5(1): e2143008
Rivara MB, Bansal N, Young B

APOL1, Sickle Cell Trait, and CKD in the Jackson Heart Study.
(2021 Nov-Dec)
Kidney Med 3(6): 962-973.e1
Young BA, Wilson JG, Reiner A, Kestenbaum B, Franceschini N, Bansal N, Correa A, Himmelfarb J, Katz R

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