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.
- Environmental Epidemiology
- Global Health
- Health disparities and vulnerable populations
- Maternal and Child Health
- Social Epidemiology