June 21, 2017

Sean G. Young, PhD

Sean Young
Assistant Professor


2017 – PhD, University of Iowa, Medical Geography
2013 – MA, University of Arkansas, Geography/Remote Sensing
2011 – BS, Brigham Young University, Geographic Information Systems

Research Interests

  • Medical Geography & GIS
  • Landscape Genetics of Infectious Disease
  • Disease Diffusion
  • Disease Ecology
  • Healthcare Access and Patient Travel Patterns

Courses Taught

ENVH 5102 Environmental and Occupational Health

Recent publications

Kandeil A, Hicks JT, Young SG, El Taweel AN, Kayed AS, Moatasim Y, Kutkat O, Bagato O, McKenzie PP, Cai Z, Badra R, Kutkat M, Bahl J, Webby RJ, Kayali G, Ali MA. Active surveillance and genetic evolution of avian influenza viruses in Egypt, 2016-2018. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 8(1), 1370-1382. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1663712PMID: 31526249

Young SG, Hayes CJ, Aram J, Tait MA. Doctor hopping and doctor shopping for prescription opioids associated with increased odds of high-risk use. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. 2019 Aug;28(8):1117-1124. doi: 10.1002/pds.4838. PMCID: PMC6679752.

Gruca TS, Nelson GC, Thiesen L, Asprey DP, & Young SG. The workforce trends of physician assistants in Iowa (1995-2015). PLOS ONE. 2018;13(10):e0204813. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0204813

Young SG, Kitchen A, Kayali G, & Carrel M. Unlocking pandemic potential: prevalence and spatial patterns of key substitutions in avian influenza H5N1 in Egyptian isolates. BMC Infectious Diseases. 2018;18(1). doi:10.1186/s12879-018-3222-6

Carrel M, Zahrieh D, Young SG, Oleson J, Ryckman KK, Wels B, Simmons DL, & Saftlas A. High prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in both rural and urban Iowa newborns: Spatial patterns and area-level covariates. PLOS ONE. 2017;12(5):e0177930. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0177930

Martin BE, Sun H, Carrel M, Cunningham FL, Baroch JA, Hanson-Dorr KC, Young SG, Schmit B, Nolting JM, Yoon K-J, Lutman MW, Pedersen K, Lager K, Bowman AS, Seldons RD, Smith DR, DeLiberto T, & Wan X-F. Feral swine in the United States have been exposed to both avian and swine influenza A viruses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. July 2017:AEM.01346-17. doi:10.1128/AEM.01346-17