Yuchi Young, DrPH, MPH

Associate Professor
Health Policy, Management, and Behavior

Associate Researcher
Center for Social and Demographic Analysis  

University at Albany, School of Public Health
One University Place, Room 171
Rensselaer, NY 12144-3456
Phone Number: (518) 402-2063
Fax Number: (518) 402-0414
                                   Email: yyoung@albany.edu


Post Doctoral Research Fellow Gerontology
University of Maryland, School of Medicine 1994-1996

DrPH Health Policy and Management
John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 1989-1994

MPH Health Policy and Management
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health 1988-1989


Nursing Home Administrator (license active-Maryland)

Courses Frequently Taught:

HPM 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing
HPM 527 Introduction to Gerontology
HPM 528 Managing Long-Term Care Services
HPM 643 Nursing Home Administration

Research Interests:

Health outcome evaluation and long term care in aging population: rehabilitation and functional recovery among elderly with hip fractures; successful aging; coordinated care; preventable hospitalization among nursing home residents.

Selected Publications:

Yuchi Young, John Kalamaras, Lindsay Kelly, David Hornick, Recai Yucel (2015). Is Aging in Place Delaying Nursing Home Admission? Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. October 2015; 16(10): 900.e1-900.e6.

Yuchi Young, David Hornick, Yan Wu, John Kalamaras, Robert Pruzek (2015). Evaluation of the effectiveness of Gold STAMP intervention on pressure ulcer reduction. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. July 2015; 5(10): 91-97.

Allison Houston, Yuchi Young, Edward F. Fitzgerald (2013). Work-related injuries: revisiting an old problem in the first representative U.S. sample of home health aides. Journal of Aging and Health, 25 (6): 1065-1081.

Roy Mathew, Wan-Hsiang Hsu, Yuchi Young, (2012). Effect of Comorbidity on Functional Recovery after Hip Fracture in the Elderly. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. August 2013; 92(8): 686-696. Manuscript was accepted on November 29, 2012. (DOI:10.1097/PHM.0b013e318282bc67)

Young, Y., Xiong, K., & Pruzek, R.M. (2011). Longitudinal functional recovery after postacute rehabilitation in older hip fracture patients: The role of cognitive impairment and implications for long-term care. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12(6), 431-438.

Roy Mathew, Yuchi Young, Srishti Shrestha (2011).  Factors Associated with Potentially Preventable Hospitalization among Nursing Home Residents with Chronic Kidney Failure.  Journal of American Medical Directors Association.  Feb 24, 2011 (Epub ahead of print). 

Yuchi Young, Robert Pruzek, Kuangnan Xiang, Larry Brant.  Examining Heterogeneity in functional recovery among older adults with hip fractures.  J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2010; 11(2):132-139

Yuchi Young, Linda P. Fried, Cynthia M. Boyd, Jack M. Guralnik, Karen Bandeen-Roche. (In press) Does Self-Reported Function Correspond to Objective Measures of Functional Impairment? J Am Med Dir Assoc.2010.

Young, Y., Barhydt, N. R., Broderick, S., Colello, A. D., & Hannan, E. L. (2010). Factors Associated with Potentially Preventable Hospitalization in Nursing Home Residents in New York State: A Survey of Directors of Nursing. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 58(5), 901-907 

Young Y., Barhydt N, Broderick S, Colello A., Inamdar S., Hannan E. Varying Views between Medical Directors and Directors of Nursing on Factors Associated with Preventable Hospitalization among Nursing Home Residents.  J Aging Health. 22: 169-182, March 2010.

Young, Y., Fried, L. P., & Kuo, Y. (2010). Hip Fractures Among Elderly Women: Longitudinal Comparison of Physiological Function Changes and Health Care Utilization. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 11(2), 100-105

Young Y.  Factors Associated with Permanent Transition from Independent Living to Nursing Home in a Continuing Care Retirement Community J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2009 Sep; 10(7):491-497. Epub 2009 August 5, 2009.

Young Y, Fan M-Y, Hebel JR, Boult C. Concurrent Validity of Administering the Functional Independence Measure (FIM™) Instrument by Interview: A Brief Report. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2009 Sep; 88(9):766-70.

Young Y, Resnick B. Don’t Worry and Be Positive: what helps the most in functional recovery one year after hip fracture? An exit interview. Rehabilitation Nursing. 2009 May-June; 34(3):110-117.

Young Y, Fan M-Y, Parrish J, Frick KD. Validation of A Novel Successful Aging Construct. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2009; June; 10(5): 314-322.

Young Y, Frick KD, and Phelan EA. A successful aging concept paper: Can successful aging and chronic disease coexist in the same Individual? J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2009 Feb;10(2): 87-92.