Bessie Young Mielcarek

Adjunct Professor, Health Services
Professor, Nephrology (primary appt.)
Adjunct 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
1660 S. Columbian Way S. RDU 111A
Seattle, WA 98108

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