children's service use; mental health disparities; pediatric bipolar disorder; evidence-based treatment
Experiences & Accomplishments
Washington University in St. Louis
My research focuses on 1) children's mental health services use including access to (initiation, engagement, and retention) quality services and 2) maximizing treatment outcomes for childhood mood disorders. The goal of this program of research is to contribute to: better understanding of predictors, correlates, and outcomes of children's service use to inform policy; and development of targeted interventions to improve overall service engagement and access to quality services and to improve important public health outcomes (e.g., substance use, sexual risk behavior, recurrent or chronic mental health problems, etc.) for youth with mental illness.
Selected publications from the last 5 years
- Young AS, Horwitz S, Findling RL, Youngstrom EA, Arnold LE, Fristad MA. Parents' perceived treatment match and treatment retention over 12 months among youth in the LAMS study. Psychiatric Services. 2016; 67: 310-315
- Riehm KE, Young AS, Feder K, Krawczyk N, Tormohlen K, Pacek LR, Mojtabai R, Crum RM. Mental health problems and initiation of e-cigarette and combusted cigarette use among U.S. youth. Pediatrics. 2019, 144 (1).
- Young AS, Meers MR, Vesco AT, Seidenfeld AM, Arnold LE, Fristad MA. Predicting therapeutic effects of psychodiagnostic assessment among children and adolescents participating in randomized controlled trials. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2019; 48 (sup1), S1-S12.
- Young AS, Rabiner D. Racial/ethnic differences in parent-reported barriers to accessing children’s health services. Psychological Services. 2015; 12: 267-273.
- Young AS, Youngstrom EA, Findling RL, Van Eck K, Kaplin DB, Youngstrom JK, Calabrese J, Stepanova EA, LAMS Consortium. Developing an empirical definition of impulsive aggression in children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2019.