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)

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

Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Older Adult Population: A Scientific Statement From the American Heart Association.
(2023 Jan 17)
Circulation 147(3): e32-e62
Damluji AA, Forman DE, Wang TY, Chikwe J, Kunadian V, Rich MW, Young BA, Page RL 2nd, DeVon HA, Alexander KP, American Heart Association Cardiovascular Disease in Older Populations Committee of the Council on Clinical Cardiology and Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention; and Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

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

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