June 21, 2017

Sean G. Young

Assistant Professor


2017 Ph.D., Geography, University of Iowa
2013 MA, Geography, University of Arkansas
2011 BA, Geography, Brigham Young University

Research Interests

A Landscape Genetics: Disease Ecology: Medical Geography: Landscape Epidemiology

Recent publications   

Carrel, M., Zahrieh, D., Young, S.G., Oleson, J., Ryckman, K.K., Wels, B., Simmons, D.L., & Saftlas, A. High prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in both rural and urban Iowa newborns: spatial patterns and area-level covariates. PLOS ONE (in press)

Young, S.G., Carrel, M., Kitchen, A., Tamerius, J., Malanson, G.P., Ali, M.A., & Kayali, G. (2017) How’s the Flu Getting Through? Landscape genetics suggests both humans and birds spread H5N1 avian influenza virus in  Egypt. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 49, 293-299. Doi:1016/j.meegid.2017.02.005

Young, S.G., Carrel, M., Malanson, G.P., Ali, M.A., & Kayali, G. (2016) Predicting avian influenza co-infection with H5N1 and H9N2 in northern Egypt. International Journal of Environment Research and Public Health, 13(9), 886. doi:10.3390/ijerph13090886

Carrel, M., Young, S.G., & Tate, E. (2016) Pigs in space: Determining the environmental justice landscape of swine concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Iowa. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13(9), 849. doi:10.3390/ijerph13090849