Investigators - Clinical/Translational - young

Bessie Young, MD, MPH

Project 1: CKD- Targeted Analysis of the Jackson Heart Study (PI: Young)

This Jackson Heart Study (JHS) CKD Project will first develop a highly-functioning diverse CKD working group composed of national experts in health disparities, CKD epidemiology research, and CKD biostatistics. The working group will refine a research agenda to evaluate novel and traditional risk factors for CKD and the interrelation of CKD with CVD among African Americans enrolled in JHS.

Project 2: Clinical Program: Veterans Affairs Specialty Care Access Network – Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (VA SCAN-ECHO)(PI: Young)

This study will develop a dedicated team of specialist and other personnel for the SCAN-ECHO Core Teams, which will include specialists from the following disease areas: chronic kidney disease, Hepatitis C, Congestive Heart Failure, Advanced Lung Disease/COPD, and HIV. Leveraging the established VISN 20 telemedicine network infrastructure, we will partner with rural on-site primary care providers and hub VA specialists to develop SCAN-ECHO clinics with the VISN 20 that will provide Veterans and providers with access to specialty care in order to improve population-based management of complex chronic disease patients.

Current Funding

NIDDK 1R01DK102134-01 (Young)
CKD-Targeted Analyses of the Jackson Heart Study
Role: Principal Investigator

Clinical Program: Veterans Affairs Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Health care Outcomes (VA SCAN-ECHO)
Role: Site Principal Investigator

Veterans Affairs Office of Rural Programs Specialty Care Access Network- Extension for Community Health Care Outcomes (VA SCAN-ECHO) program for diabetes/CKD
Role: Site Principal Investigator

Rural Expansion of Specialty Care Access Network-Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (SCAN-ECHO)
Role: Co-Investigator

NRSA T32HP10002 (Young)
(7/1/11 to 6/30/16)
UW Primary Care Research Fellowship
Role: Principal Investigator

Past Funding

NIH: 1 RO1 DK79745-01 (PI: Young)
The Increasing Kidney Disease Awareness Network (IKAN) Transplant Project.

NIH: 3 RO1 DK79745-01 (PI: Young)
The Increasing Kidney Disease Awareness Network (IKAN) Transplant Project ARRA Supplement

NIH, NIMH, 2R01MH041739-18A1 (PI: Wayne Katon; Young, 10% FTE)
A Randomized Trial of Liaison Psychiatry in Primary Care

Trial to Reduce Cardiovascular Events with Aranesp Therapy (TREAT) (PI: Young)

NxStage Freedom Study (PI: Young).

American Diabetes Association Career Development Award (PI: Young)
Racial Differences in the Epidemiology, Treatment, and Progression of Diabetic Nephropathy

Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Faculty Development Award (PI: Young)
Evaluation of Ethnic and Racial Differences in the Progression of Diabetic Nephrology

Current Research Members

Ronit Katz, DPhil
Dr. Katz is the principal biostatistician and Data Curator for the University of Washington Jackson Heart Study Vanguard Center.


Pub Med provides a list of Dr. Young's research publications