Heather Young, PhD MPH, is Professor and Vice Chair of Epidemiology at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. She completed her MPH and PhD in epidemiology at The George Washington University. She teaches courses at the introductory and advanced levels of epidemiology as well as specialized courses in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology and cancer epidemiology.
Her areas of research interest include reproductive cancers, reproductive outcomes related to environmental and occupation exposures, pesticide exposure assessment, and health of military and veteran populations. Dr. Young’s research has included AIDS-related malignancies in the District of Columbia, 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, herbicide exposure and ovarian cancer risk, and pesticide exposures and male factor reproductive effects in Faroese, US and Chinese populations. 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.