Kathleen Young, MPH, PhD

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Family Medicine
NHRMC Family Medicine Residency Program Behavioral Medicine Education

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Biography
  • I was born and raised in rural Arkansas, the daughter of a family medicine physician and a kindergarten teacher.  After I graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, AR, I moved to northeastern NC to participate in the Teach For America program. My interest in health and well-being led me to pursue a PhD in psychology at Bowling Green State University, where I was able to study health psychology, behavioral weight management, substance use disorders, and behavior change. After completing an internship at the Boston Consortium, I moved to Jackson, MS to complete a postdoctoral fellowship alongside a family medicine residency program.  During my fellowship, I learned that I enjoy practicing psychology in primary care, and that I love working with residents!  I took a position as Director of Behavioral Science and Director of Research at the family medicine residency program at Albany Medical College in 2013.  In 2015, I decided to move back to a warmer climate and be closer to family and friends, so I returned to the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Director of their Clinical Skills Center (the standardized patient program). Although I enjoyed working with medical students and standardized patients, I am excited that I have returned to family medicine residency education here in Wilmington!

     

    When I am not at work, I enjoy being outside.  I have run numerous half marathons (and a couple of marathons), but I also enjoy taking my dog out for walks.  I’m usually happiest when I’m near the water.  Travel, books, and the arts are passions of mine.  I am also a die-hard Arkansas Razorback fan.

     

    I believe that it is important to live a life that is in line with one’s values, as that is the most likely path toward personal and professional wellness.  This belief is a large part of what led me to join the faculty of the Family Medicine Residency Program in Wilmington.  It is a privilege to work with others who strive to provide excellent patient care within a supportive professional environment.

    Education
    • Bowling Green State University
    • Northwest Ohio Consortium of Public Health
    Internships
    • Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology
    Fellowships
    • University of Mississippi Medical Center
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