Alyson G Young

Alyson G Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

Department: MD-HOBI-GENERAL
Business Phone: (352) 294-8128
Business Email: alys.yng@ufl.edu

About Alyson G Young

Dr. Young is a biocultural anthropologist with a background in global health and a faculty member in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) and the Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP). Her research is grounded in social and political epidemiology, focusing on the social determinants of disparities in environmental health and maternal and child health.

Before Joining HOBI, Dr. Young spent over 10 years working on health and nutrition research among underserved pastoral and rural communities in Africa. As a research scientist in HOBI, Dr. Young applies her expertise in social epidemiology and mixed-methods research to overseeing evaluation projects for the external quality review organization (EQRO) for Texas Medicaid and CHIP.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0001-8579-1427

Areas of Interest
  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Health disparities and vulnerable populations
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Social Epidemiology

Publications

2021
Anemia and intestinal parasites in farmers and family members and sheep in two agro-ecological zones in Senegal.
One health (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 13 [DOI] 10.1016/j.onehlt.2021.100260. [PMID] 34307821.
2020
A Qualitative Study of Pregnant Women’s Perspectives on Antibiotic Use for Mom and Child: Implications for Developing Tailored Health Education Interventions
Antibiotics. 9(10) [DOI] 10.3390/antibiotics9100704. [PMID] 33076539.
2017
Cultural influences behind cholera transmission in the Far North Region, Republic of Cameroon: a field experience and implications for operational level planning of interventions.
The Pan African medical journal. 28 [DOI] 10.11604/pamj.2017.28.311.13860. [PMID] 29721141.
2016
Country food sharing networks, household structure, and implications for understanding food insecurity in Arctic Canada.
Ecology of food and nutrition. 55(1):30-49 [DOI] 10.1080/03670244.2015.1072812. [PMID] 26595315.
2013
Global convergence in ethnotheories of water and disease.
Global public health. 8(1):13-36 [DOI] 10.1080/17441692.2012.758298. [PMID] 23320921.
2012
A biocultural framework for examining maternal cravings and aversions among pastoral women in east Africa.
Ecology of food and nutrition. 51(5):444-62 [DOI] 10.1080/03670244.2012.696013. [PMID] 22881360.
2012
Household Livelihoods, Maternal Synchrony, and Long-Term Child Growth Among Datoga in Northern Tanzania
American Journal of Human Biology. 24
2009
Aversions and Cravings and Symptoms of Pregnancy Experienced By Women Living in North-Central Tanzania
American Journal of Human Biology. 21

Education

Ph.D.
2008 · University of Arizona
M.A.
1999 · Ohio State University
B.A.
1997 · Ohios State University

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
ANG7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2018
AEC7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation
2008-2009,2011-2017,2017
ANT4462 Culture and Medicine
2009-2017
ANG6930 Special Topics in Anthropology
2009-2013,2015-2016
ANT2301 Human Sexuality and Culture
2014-2016
ANG6905 Individual Work
2009-2010,2012-2016
ANT4930 Special Topics in Anthropology
2013-2015
ANT3930 Junior Topics Class in Anthropology
2013
WST4930 Special Topics
2012
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2009
ANG7979 Advanced Research
2009
ANT4905 Individual Work

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-8128
Emails:
Business:
alys.yng@ufl.edu