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

  • Environmental and Occupational Health (ENVH 5102)

Recent publications

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