Heather Young, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Heather Young, Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She has ten years of experience in epidemiologic and biostatistical consulting and has taught numerous courses in graduate epidemiology and biostatistics to public health and health professions students. She completed her MPH and PhD in epidemiology at The George Washington University. She currently teaches courses in Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health, Design of Health Studies, and Pesticides and Cancer. Her areas of research interest include cancer particularly reproductive cancers, environmental and occupational exposure assessment, reproductive outcomes related to environmental and occupation exposures, pesticide exposure assessment, and health of military and veteran populations. Dr. Young is involved in research examining cancer patterns in Gulf War veterans, reproductive outcomes in Army Chemical Corps veterans exposed to dioxin during Vietnam, cancer disparities in the District of Columbia, and breast cancer patient navigation in the District of Columbia. In addition, she has served as a technical advisor for data issues for DC's HIV AIDS Administration and as a statistical consultant on several veterans' health studies for the Institute of Medicine's Medical Follow-Up Agency. She has also published papers examining ovarian cancer risk in the Central Valley of California as related to triazine exposure and has extensive knowledge of California's Pesticide Usage Database. Previously, she served as an ad-hoc member on the 2003 EPA FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel for "Characterization of Epidemiology Data Relating to Prostate Cancer and Exposure to Atrazine." She also serves as a reviewer for numerous epidemiology and environmental health journals as well as sitting on the Veterans Administration Women Veterans Health Program Center of Excellence Review Panel.