About Alyson G Young
Dr. Young is a biocultural anthropologist with a background in global and environmental health. She is a faculty member in the Department of Health Outcomes & Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) and the Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP), a member of the Emerging Pathogens Institute (EPI), and a faculty affiliate in the Center for African Studies and the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research at UF.
Dr. Young has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona and more than 15 years of global health research and teaching experience in the US and sub-Saharan Africa. Her research focuses on identifying the social and structural factors contributing to environmental and maternal health disparities and strengthening access to health and environmental services in vulnerable and underserved populations. As a mentor and educator, Dr. Young advocates for promoting equity in team science, evidence-based education practices in public health, and active, person-centered teaching practices that help equip health professionals with the skills needed to promote global and environmental health in the COVID-19 era.
At HOBI, Dr. Young applies her expertise in ecosocial epidemiology, community-based participatory approaches, and implementation science research as an Assistant Scientist, designing and 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