Young_Bessie
Professor
Division of Nephrology
Medical Director and Associate Dean for Healthcare Equity
Sites of Practice: 
VA Puget Sound Health Care System

Faculty Information

Biography

National Responsibilities:

Dean's Standing Committee on Minority Faculty Affairs, 2011-present
NIH-NIDDK Network of Minority Research Investigators (NMRI) Oversight Committee, 2004-present
Editorial Board, Current Diabetes Reviews, 2004-present
Editorial Board, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology

Education & Training: 
Masters Public Health, Epidemiolgy
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
2001
General Internal Medicine Fellow, HSRD
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Seattle, WA
2001
Nephrology Fellowship
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1994
Chief Medical Resident
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1990
Medicine Residency
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1990
Medical School
University of Washington
Seattle, WA
1987
Honors: 
Seattle Top Docs, Seattle Met Magazine
2017
Dialysis Advisory Group, American Society of Nephrology
2010-2013
UW Office of Multicultural Affairs, Charlie Garcia Service Award
2007
Women of Color, Excellence in Science
2006
National Association of Minority Medical Educators (NAMME) Award
2005
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Community Action Award
2004
Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Faculty Development Fellowship
2002-2006
American Diabetes Association Career Development Award
2001-2006
Community Service Award, University of Washington School of Medicine
2000
Contact
Phone: 
(206) 277-3586
Mailing Address: 
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Renal Dialysis Unit, 111A
1660 S. Columbian Way 
Seattle, WA 98108
Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 
  • Home hemodialysis: New technologies, survival, cardiac arrest, and quality of life
  • Racial and ethnic differences: Dialysis outcomes, diabetes, CKD
  • Diabetic nephropathy: Racial and ethnic differences in access to care, quality of care, progression of care, progression/survival, and other outcomes
  • Glomerulonephritis: Mechanisms, outcomes, predictors of progression
Clinical Interests: 
  • Home Dialysis
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
Publications