Dr. Young received his undergraduate degree at Harvard, where he was magna cum laude, and earned his MPP in Health and Fiscal Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, before going on to do his MD at UCSF, followed by his psychiatry residency.
During his time in the RRTP, he worked with Drs. William Hargreaves and Lonnie Snowden, focusing his research on examining the intersection of quality of care, patient safety, and medical student education.
Dr. Young is currently a Health Sciences Assistant Professor and the Associate Director of the Residency Training Program in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, where he is very active in teaching evidence-based medicine to psychiatric residents and medical students, and in developing new curricula aimed at promoting and objectively evaluating psychiatric competency based on research principles and evidence-based medicine.
Dr. Young has eight peer-reviewed publications or manuscripts under review, primarily focused on examining medical education and its intersection with patient safety and treatment outcomes among psychiatric residents and medical students.