Bessie Young

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Services
Associate Professor, Nephrology (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology


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

Contact Info


Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
ERIC (152-E)
Seattle, WA 98109

voice:   206-277-3586

Health disparities; racial and ethnic differences in kidney disease, diabetes, and transplantation

Lyles CR, Karter AJ, Young BA, Spigner C, Grembowski D, Schillinger D, Adler NE. Correlates of Patient-Reported Racial/Ethnic Health Care Discrimination in the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE). J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011;22(1):211-25.  PMID: 21317516    PMCID: PMC3075840