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Kendra Young, PhD

Kendra Young MSPH, PhD

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Young has a broad background including basic science and public health, with a BA biochemistry, a MSPH in public health, and a PhD in epidemiology.  Her research focuses on autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, in particular the epidemiologic, molecular and genetic etiology associated with the pre-clinical period of disease.  She has examined new biomarkers and genetic variation associated with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  In addition, Dr. Young’s work examines the cardiometabolic conditions within these groups, specifically fatty liver disease and measures of adiposity.

Areas of Expertise

  • Genetic epidemiology
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Inflammatory conditions
  • Cardiometabolic conditions