June 21, 2017

Sean G. Young, PhD

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
  • Healthcare Access and Patient Travel Patterns
  • Landscape Genetics of Infectious Disease
  • Disease Ecology and Modeling
  • Satellite Data for Environmental Health

Courses Taught

  • ENVH 5102 Environmental and Occupational Health
  • OEHM 5104 Geographic Information Systems for Health Professionals

Recent publications

Young SG, Ayers M, Malak S. (2020) Mapping mammography in Arkansas: Locating areas with poor spatial access to breast cancer screening using optimization models and geographic information systems. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 4(5): 437-442. doi:10.1017/CT’s.2020.28 PMCID: PMC7681135.

Young SG, Gruca TS, Nelson GC. (2020) Impact of nonphysician providers on spatial accessibility to primary care in Iowa. Health Services Research, 55(3): 476-485. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.13280 PMCID: PMC7240764.

El Zowalaty ME, Young SG, Järhult JD. (2020) Environmental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic – a lesson for the future. Infectious Ecology & Epidemiology, 10(1). doi:10.1080/20008686.2020.1768023 PMCID: PMC7448928.

ELHassan NO, Young SG, Gokun Y, Wan F, Nembhard WN. (2020) Trends in prevalence and spatiotemporal distribution of gastroschisis in Arkansas, 1998-2015. Birth Defects Research, 112: 1484-1494. doi:10.1002/bdr2.1772 PMID: 33179872.

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. (2019) Active surveillance and genetic evolution of avian influenza viruses in Egypt, 2016-2018. Emerging Microbes & Infections, 8(1): 1370-1382. doi: 10.1080/22221751.2019.1663712 PMCID: PMC6758608.

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