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Deborah Rohm Young, PhD


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Director of Behavioral Research
Research & Evaluation  
100 S. Los Robles Ave  
PasadenaCA  91101
Phone: 626-564-3887
Email Address:   Deborah.R.Young@kp.org  
Administrative Contact:    Cynthia.Bishop@kp.org  

Other Affiliation


  • Visiting Professor, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland

Education

  • PhD, Health Education, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas

  • MBA, Management, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas

  • BS, Kinesiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Research Interests


Dr. Young’s research interests are in the conduct of community-based physical activity intervention trials, specifically for minority women and adolescent girls, segments of the population that suffer the most profound health consequences of a sedentary lifestyle. She is also establishing a research agenda to investigate methods to prevent childhood obesity, particularly in African American youth. She is working to ascertain how targeted food marketing to African American communities may contribute to obesity prevalence, and how partnerships can be formed with communities and strategies developed to halt this practice.



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