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Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

School of Medicine
Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology

Contact Info

2024 Monument Street, Room 2-612
(410) 955-0476

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Physiology
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Young’s work focuses on the genetic epidemiology and physiology of cardiovascular disease and its risk factors, especially hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. Current activities include an observational study of hypertension among African Americans, a genetic epidemiology study of worldwide cardiovascular disease susceptibility patterns, and involvement in several population-based observational studies of cardiovascular and renal disease.

Honors & Awards

NEAIMC Scholarship, Full tuition medical school scholarship awarded for academic achievement Barton Scholarship, Medical school scholarship for academic achievement 1992 Barton Scholarship, Medical school scholarship for academic achievement 1993 Alpha Omega Alpha, Medical School honor society The Daniel Baker, Jr. Award. Medical Housestaff award for outstanding performance during residency Finalist, Junior Faculty Clinical Research Award. Johns Hopkins Department of Medicine 2002. Winner, population science poster competition, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2003.

Select Publications
  • Coresh J,Longenecker JL, Miller III, Young HJ, Klag ML, Epidemiology of cardiovascular Risk Factors in Chronic Renal Disease. J Am Soc Nephrol. 1998;9: S24-S30. Klag MJ, Wang N-Y, Mead LA, Brancati FL, Cooper-Patrick L, Liang K-Y, Young JH, Ford DE: Coffee intake and risk of hypertension: The Johns Hopkins Precursors Study. Archives of Internal Medicine. 2002;162(6):657-62 Young JH, Klag MJ, Munter P, Pahor M, Coresh J. Blood Pressure and Decline in Kidney Function: Findings from the Systolic Hypertension In the Elderly Program (SHEP). Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 2002; 13:2776-2782. Young JH, Parler P, Bristol B, Klag MJ. Hypertension in rural Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. The Journal of Human Hypertension, 2004; epub ahead of print.