School of Public Health

Young Mielcarek, Bessie

Bessie Young Mielcarek

Professor, Medicine - Nephrology
Adjunct Professor, Epidemiology
Adjunct Professor, Health Services

Core Investigator, Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC)


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

Contact Info

Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
1660 S. Columbian Way S. RDU 111A
Seattle, WA 98108
Tel: 206-277-3586


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


In The News

100 Percent Fruit Juice, in Moderation, Not Tied to Diabetes or Hypertension in Adults
SPH News, 10/02/2017

Depression and Diabetes Don't Play Nice with Kidneys
dailyRX, 03/28/2014

Depression may be Linked to Kidney Failure in Diabetic Patients
Science Daily, 03/27/2014