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Dept. of Health Services
Program Affiliations
Bessie Young
Adjunct Associate Professor
Associate Professor, Nephrology (primary appt.)
Adjunct Associate Professor, Epidemiology

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

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Contact Information


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

voice:   206-277-3586


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

Recent Publications

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