Janine Young

Title(s)Professor Of Clinical, Pediatrics
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Columbia University, New York, NYAB6/1990
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAMD6/1996Medicine
    Boston Combined Residency Program, Boston, MA6/1997Pediatrics
    UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital, Oakland, CA6/1999Pediatrics

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    Dr. Young is a Professor of Academic General Pediatrics in the UCSD Department of Pediatrics and is the Division Chief of Academic General Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics. She is the Martin T Stein Endowed Chair of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics. She also holds a joint position within the UCSD School of Public Health. She is also a Medical Advisor at the CDC National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion/Surveillance Branch. Her focus is on refugee, immigrant and migrant health; this includes: increasing the use of evidence-based screening guidelines based on geographic exposure risks; improvement of EHRs to increase appropriate medical screening; linkage to and retention in care; legal status as a social determinant of health; medical forensic asylum evaluations and medical legal partnerships; health systems language barriers; improving access to care for immigrant communities; unaccompanied immigrant children and child rights; cultural practices in immigrant communities. She teaches and mentors medical students, residents, and fellows. She speaks Spanish and French.

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    Centers of Excellence in Refugee Health grant
    CDC Division of Quarantine and Migration/MN DPH Center of Excellence in Newcomer Health NU50CK000563
    Role: UCSD Site PI
    Training and Technical Assistance for Addressing Female Genital Cutting
    RTI International, Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime OVC 2021 85001
    Role: Consultant, Expert Advisory Group
    Social determinants of health and associations with hospital-acquired infections
    CDC, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Disease, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion/Surveillance Branch
    Role: Medical Advisor

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    1. COVID-19 vaccine uptake among non-US-born populations in the United States, 2020-2022. Vaccine. 2024. Nolan MB, Chrenka E, Walker P, Steiner A, Knuti Rodrigues K, Michel J, Yun K, Payton C, Young J, Mamo B, Frumholtz M, DeSilva M. View Publication.
    2. Health risks of unaccompanied immigrant children in federal custody and in US communities. AJPH. 2024; 3https://a(114):340-346. Janine Young, Warren Binford, Michael Garcia Bochenek, Jordan Greenbaum. View Publication.
    3. Opinion: What level of health care should detained children receive?. Infectious Disease in Children. 2023. Young J and Barnet E. . View Publication.
    4. Health Care for Children in Immigrant Families: Key Considerations and Addressing Barriers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2023 Aug; 70(4):791-811. Martin KJ, Polk S, Young J, DeCamp LR. PMID: 37422315.
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    5. Increasing COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage for Newcomer Communities: The Importance of Disaggregation by Language. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2023 07 05; 109(1):90-93. Steiner A, Rodrigues KK, Mudenge N, Young J, Rasulo R, Payton C, DeSilva M, Michel J, Fabio M, Yun K. PMID: 37068751; PMCID: PMC10324011.
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    6. Hepatitis C Screening and Antibody Prevalence Among Newly Arrived Refugees to the United States, 2010-2017. J Immigr Minor Health. 2023 Dec; 25(6):1323-1330. Urban K, Payton C, Mamo B, Volkman H, Giorgio K, Kennedy L, Bomber YC, Rodrigues KK, Young J, Tumaylle C, Matheson J, Tasslimi A, Montour J, Jentes E. PMID: 36995524; PMCID: PMC10062256.
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    7. At the border: A call to action for health equity for children with leukemia. Cancer. 2023 04 15; 129(8):1159-1161. Aristizabal P, Thornburg CD, Young J. PMID: 36805948; PMCID: PMC10416232.
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    8. Understanding the healthcare needs of immigrant children currently and previously in government custody: a narrative. Laws. 2023. Charite J, Tucker E, Rosenberg J, Young J, Gupta N, Hoops K. View Publication.
    9. Exploitation, Labor and Sex Trafficking of Children and Adolescents: Health Care Needs of Patients. Pediatrics. 2023 01 01; 151(1). Greenbaum J, Kaplan D, Young J, COUNCIL ON CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT, COUNCIL ON IMMIGRANT CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH. PMID: 36827522.
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    10. Pictures with Potential Differential Diagnosis of FGM/C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    11. FGM/C Complications. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    12. Consent and Photography. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    13. Pictures Without FGM/C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    14. Pictures Without FGM/C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    15. Consent and Photography. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    16. Assessing the Infant/Child/Young Person with Suspected FGM/C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    17. Pictures with FGM/C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting in Children and Adolescents: Illustrated Guide to Diagnose, Assess, Inform and Report. 2022. Abdulcadir J, Guedj NS, Yaron M, Abdulcadir O, Albert J, Caillet M, Catania L, Creighton SM, Deguette C, Dubuc E, Earp BD, Essén B, Hodes D, Marcusan AK, Mishori R, Ottenheimer D, Richard F, Sy A, Touré M, Valladolid A, Vercoutere A, Vissandjée B, Young J. View Publication.
    18. Characteristics and scope of humanitarian relief forensic medical evaluations for immigrant children in the US. J Forensic Leg Med. 2021 Aug; 82:102221. Rosenberg J, Edwards E, Wang KH, McKenzie KC, Asnes AG, Young J. PMID: 34325082.
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    19. Hepatitis B Evaluation and Linkage to Care for Newly Arrived Refugees: A Multisite Quality Improvement Initiative. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Jun; 23(3):558-565. Payton C, DeSilva MB, Young J, Yun K, Aragon D, Kennedy L, Tumaylle C, White D, Walker P, Jentes ES, Mamo B. PMID: 32712852.
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    20. A Denver Refugee Clinic Blood Lead Level Analysis in Refugee Females of Reproductive Age, 13-45 years, 2014-2019. J Immigr Minor Health. 2021 Feb; 23(1):175-178. Tran MK, Lamb M, Young J. PMID: 32761439.
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    21. Characteristics and scope of humanitarian relief forensic medical evaluations for immigrant children in the US. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. 2021; 82. Rosenberg J, Edwards E, Wang K, McKenzie K, Asnes A, Young J. View Publication.
    22. In: McKenzie K, ed. Asylum Medicine: A Clinicians’ Guide. Evaluating Pediatric Asylum Seekers. 2021; 69-90. Gartland M., Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Young J.
    23. The long journey inside immigration detention centres in the USA. J Travel Med. 2020 11 09; 27(7). Bonfiglio G, Rosal K, Henao-Martínez A, Franco-Paredes C, Poeschla EM, Moo-Young J, Seefeldt T, Dunlevy H, Haas M, Young J. PMID: 32463091; PMCID: PMC7337814.
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    24. Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Testing in Children Younger Than 2 Years in a US-Based Health System. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 09; 39(9):803-807. Gaensbauer J, Young J, Harasaki C, Aiona K, Belknap R, Haas MK. PMID: 32804462.
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    25. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting-Pediatric Physician Knowledge, Training, and General Practice Approach. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Aug; 22(4):668-674. Young J, Rodrigues KK, Imam B, Johnson-Agbakwu C. PMID: 31602532.
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    26. Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting in Girls. Pediatrics. 2020 08; 146(2). Young J, Nour NM, Macauley RC, Narang SK, Johnson-Agbakwu C, SECTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH, COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL LIABILITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT, COMMITTEE ON BIOETHICS. PMID: 32719089.
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    27. Evaluation of a Program to Improve Linkage to and Retention in Care Among Refugees with Hepatitis B Virus Infection - Three U.S. Cities, 2006-2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 05 29; 69(21):647-650. Young J, Payton C, Walker P, White D, Brandeland M, Kumar GS, Jentes ES, Settgast A, DeSilva M. PMID: 32463810; PMCID: PMC7269606.
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    28. Female genital cutting in children—Case presentations by a US-based pediatrician. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology Canada. 2020. Janine Young. . View Publication.
    29. World Travel. Pediatrics. 2020 02; 145(2). Young J. PMID: 31937605.
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    30. Somali American Adolescent Girls and Women-A Hidden Refugee Population With Barriers to Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 01; 110(1):18-19. Young J. PMID: 31800274; PMCID: PMC6893356.
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    31. Guest editors. Immigrant Child Health: Creating Evidence-Based Practice in a Changing Environment. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk. 2019; 10(1). Karla Fredricks and Janine Young. . View Publication.
    32. Female genital cutting in immigrant children Considerations in Treatment and Prevention in the US. Current Sexual Health Reports. 2019. Janine Young. . View Publication.
    33. CDC Domestic Refugee Screening Guidelines. 2019. Janine Young. . View Publication.
    34. Better Completion of Pediatric Latent Tuberculosis Treatment Using 4 Months of Rifampin in a US-based Tuberculosis Clinic. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2018 03; 37(3):224-228. Gaensbauer J, Aiona K, Haas M, Reves R, Young J, Belknap R. PMID: 28777204.
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    35. Increasing Hepatitis B Vaccine Prevalence Among Refugee Children Arriving in the United States, 2006-2012. Am J Public Health. 2016 08; 106(8):1460-2. Yun K, Urban K, Mamo B, Matheson J, Payton C, Scott KC, Song L, Stauffer WM, Stone BL, Young J, Lin H. PMID: 27310356; PMCID: PMC4940643.
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    36. Health Profiles of Newly Arrived Refugee Children in the United States, 2006-2012. Am J Public Health. 2016 Jan; 106(1):128-35. Yun K, Matheson J, Payton C, Scott KC, Stone BL, Song L, Stauffer WM, Urban K, Young J, Mamo B. PMID: 26562126; PMCID: PMC4695941.
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    37. Medical screening and treatment recommendations for newly arrived immigrant children. 2015. Linton JM, Stauffer W, Young J. View Publication.
    38. Successful treatment of pediatric latent tuberculosis infection in a community health center clinic. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2012 Sep; 31(9):e147-51. Young J, Edick T, Klee D, O'Connor ME. PMID: 22531235.
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    39. Berman’s Pediatric Decision Making. Growth deficiency/Failure to thrive. 2011; 12-17. Janine Young. .
    40. Clinical pediatrics in the Mexican immigrant community— insight into the impact of culture on the health of Mexican-American children, Part 1. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2009; 2(26):30-33. Janine Young. .
    41. Clinical pediatrics in the Mexican immigrant community, Part 2. Contemporary Pediatrics. 2009; 4(26):58-64. Janine Young. .
    42. Risk factors associated with latent tuberculosis infection in Mexican American children. Pediatrics. 2005 Jun; 115(6):e647-53. Young J, O'Connor ME. PMID: 15930191.
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    43. Providing life-saving health care to undocumented children: controversies and ethical issues. Pediatrics. 2004 Nov; 114(5):1316-20. Young J, Flores G, Berman S. PMID: 15520114.
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