Yuchi Young

Certified gerontologist, licensed nursing home administrator, aging expert.

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Yuchi Young

Associate Professor
School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

Long-term care, aging, comparative effectiveness research, sensor technology and work related injury prevention, policy impact on dementia care, international health policy comparison.

Campus phone: 518-402-2063
Campus email: [email protected]


Yuchi Young, DrPH is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior, School of Public Health, University at Albany. She received both her Master’s degree in Public Health and doctoral degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, and post-doctoral training from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She is a certified gerontologist and licensed nursing home administrator.

Dr. Young’s research interest centers on applied and translational gerontological research; more specifically, comparative effectiveness research and health outcome evaluations for improving the health and quality of life of vulnerable populations. Currently, she is focusing on four distinct but interrelated research topics:

1) Successful aging and aging pathways

2) International health policy analysis related to dementia care and caregivers

3) Sensor technology and injury prevention among direct care workers

4) Aging people living with HIV/AIDS and their long-term care needs

Dr. Young is keen to develop methods for epidemiologic studies using both primary and secondary data, applying quantitative and qualitative methods to comparative effectiveness research. She is in population-based, outcome-oriented, and policy-oriented research.

Dr. Young is the Co-Principal Investigator of a 4-year project (2017-2020) funded by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research. This study focuses on comparative policy study to support people with dementia and their caregivers between the USA and Canada.