Deborah Rohm Young, PhD, MBA
- Education and Training
BS, University of California, Los Angeles
MBA, Texas Christian University
PhD, Health Education, University of Texas at Austin
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford Center for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, Honolulu Heart Program, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Dr. Deborah Young is director of Behavioral Research in the Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California. Her research focuses on physical activity and obesity prevention interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease risk. She has received multiple grant awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has served on a number of NIH grant review study sections, and regularly publishes in scholarly journals. She has served as a predoctoral, postdoctoral, and faculty mentor in addition to her graduate-level teaching duties.
- Prior Positions (selected)
- 1997–2001Assistant ProfessorDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of S2001–2002Associate Professor, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical ResearchDivision of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine2002–2007Associate ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland2008ProfessorSchool of Public Health, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland2008–2011ChairDepartment of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of Maryland2011–presentResearch Scientist IIIDepartment of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California2013–presentDirector, Behavioral ResearchDepartment of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California
- Honors and Awards (selected)
- 1995FellowAmerican College of Sports Medicine2007First Annual Dorothy J. Lovett Distinguished Alumni AwardUniversity of Texas at Austin2008FellowAmerican Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education2011FellowAmerican Heart Association, Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism Council2012MemberPresident’s Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition Physical Activity Guidelines Mid-Course Review Subcommittee2016Department of Kinesiology and Health Education Hall of Honor InducteeUniversity of Texas at Austin
- Publications (selected)
Peer-reviewed research manuscripts
Nichols GA, Horberg M, Koebnick C, Young DR, Waitzfelder B, Sherwood NE, Daley MF, Ferrara A. Cardiometabolic risk factors among 1.3 million adults with overweight or obesity, but not diabetes in 10 geographically diverse regions of the United States, 2012 – 2013. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14:E22.
Young DR, Koebnick C, Hsu JY. Sociodemographic associations of 4-year overweight and obese incidence among a racially diverse cohort of healthy weight 18-year-olds. Pediatr Obesity 2017 12:502-510.
Young DR, Fischer H, Arterburn D, Bessesen D, Cromwell L, Daley MF, Desai J, Ferrara A, Fitzpatrick SL, Horberg MA, Koebnick C, Nau CL, Oshiro C, Waitzfelder, Yamamoto A. Associations of overweight/obesity and socioeconomic status with hypertension prevalence across racial and ethnic groups. J Clinical Hypertens 2018;20:532-540.
Young DR, Cohen D, Koebnick C, Mohan Y, Saksvig BI, Sidell M, Wu TT. Longitudinal associations of physical activity among female from adolescence to young adulthood. J Adol Health 2018; 63:466-473.
Lobelo F, Rohm Young D, Sallis R, Garber MD, Billinger SA, Duperly J, Hutber A, Pate RR, Thomas RJ, Widlansky ME, McConnell MV, Joy EA. Routine assessment and promotion of physical activity in healthcare settings: A scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2018;137:e495-e522.