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Sean Young

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
DepartmentEnvironmental Health Sciences, College of Public Health
DivisionEnvironmental Health Sciences
Address220 UAMS Campus Dr.
Mail Slot # 820
Little Rock AR 72205
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    I am a medical geographer, trained in GIS, remote sensing, disease ecology, and landscape genetics. My research endeavors focus mostly on infectious diseases, particularly viral diseases such as influenza and West Nile virus. I’ve also done work on non-infectious health topics such as blood lead levels, health care accessibility, environmental justice, and skin cancer.

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    U01DD001285     (NEMBHARD, WENDY N)Dec 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2023
    RFA-DD-18-001 Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposures (BD-STEPS) II Core & Component B Steps -Stillbirth
    Role: Co-Investigator

    R15CA231510     (SU, LIHCHYUN)Sep 6, 2018 - Aug 31, 2021
    NIH/Nat. Cancer Institute
    Genetic variability in DHFR and folic acid supplementation as novel risk factors for aggressive prostate cancer
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Palmsten K, Suhl J, Conway KM, Kharbanda EO, Ailes EC, Cragan JD, Nestoridi E, Papadopoulos EA, Kerr SM, Young SG, DeStefano F, Romitti PA. Influenza vaccination during pregnancy and risk of selected major structural noncardiac birth defects, National Birth Defects Prevention Study 2006-2011. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2022 08; 31(8):851-862. PMID: 35366035.
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    2. Kennedy JL, Forrest JC, Young SG, Amick B, Williams M, James L, Snowden J, Cardenas VM, Boothe D, Kirkpatrick C, Modi Z, Caid K, Owens S, Kouassi M, Mann R, Putt C, Irish-Clardy K, Macechko M, Brimberry RK, Nembhard WN, McElfish PA, Du R, Jin J, Zohoori N, Kothari A, Hagrass H, Olgaard E, Boehme KW. Temporal Variations in Seroprevalence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infections by Race and Ethnicity in Arkansas. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2022 May; 9(5):ofac154. PMID: 35493126.
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    3. Dowling APG, Young SG, Loftin K. Collaborating With Community Scientists Across Arkansas to Update Tick Distributions and Pathogen Prevalence of Spotted Fever Group Rickettsia and Ehrlichia. J Med Entomol. 2022 03 16; 59(2):565-575. PMID: 34850921.
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    4. Su LJ, Young SG, Collins J, Matich E, Hsu PC, Chiang TC. Geospatial Assessment of Pesticide Concentration in Ambient Air and Colorectal Cancer Incidence in Arkansas, 2013-2017. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2022 03 10; 19(6). PMID: 35328946.
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    5. Brown CC, Young SG, Pro GC. COVID-19 vaccination rates vary by community vulnerability: A county-level analysis. Vaccine. 2021 07 13; 39(31):4245-4249. PMID: 34167838.
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    6. El Zowalaty ME, DeBeauchmp J, Jeevan T, Franks J, Friedman K, Pretorius R, Young SG, Webster RG, Webby RJ. Molecular detection of influenza A viruses and H5 subtype among migratory Amur falcons (Falco amurensis) and captive birds of prey. Transbound Emerg Dis. 2022 Mar; 69(2):369-377. PMID: 33428819.
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    7. ELHassan NO, Young SG, Gokun Y, Wan F, Nembhard WN. Trends in prevalence and spatiotemporal distribution of gastroschisis in Arkansas, 1998-2015. Birth Defects Res. 2020 11; 112(18):1484-1494. PMID: 33179872.
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    8. El Zowalaty ME, Young SG, Järhult JD. Environmental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic - a lesson for the future. Infect Ecol Epidemiol. 2020 May 25; 10(1):1768023. PMID: 32922688.
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    9. Young SG, Ayers M, Malak SF. Mapping mammography in Arkansas: Locating areas with poor spatial access to breast cancer screening using optimization models and geographic information systems. J Clin Transl Sci. 2020 Mar 24; 4(5):437-442. PMID: 33244433.
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    10. Young SG, Gruca TS, Nelson GC. Impact of nonphysician providers on spatial accessibility to primary care in Iowa. Health Serv Res. 2020 06; 55(3):476-485. PMID: 32101334.
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    11. Young SG, Hayes CJ, Aram J, Tait MA. Doctor hopping and doctor shopping for prescription opioids associated with increased odds of high-risk use. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2019 08; 28(8):1117-1124. PMID: 31168860.
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    12. 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. Active surveillance and genetic evolution of avian influenza viruses in Egypt, 2016-2018. Emerg Microbes Infect. 2019; 8(1):1370-1382. PMID: 31526249.
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    13. 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. PMID: 30296294.
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    14. 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 Infect Dis. 2018 07 06; 18(1):314. PMID: 29980172.
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    15. Carrel M, Zahrieh D, Young SG, Oleson J, Ryckman KK, Wels B, Simmons DL, Saftlas A. Correction: High prevalence of elevated blood lead levels in both rural and urban Iowa newborns: Spatial patterns and area-level covariates. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0196002. PMID: 29649311.
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    16. Martin BE, Sun H, Carrel M, Cunningham FL, Baroch JA, Hanson-Dorr KC, Young SG, Schmit B, Nolting JM, Yoon KJ, Lutman MW, Pedersen K, Lager K, Bowman AS, Slemons RD, Smith DR, DeLiberto T, Wan XF. Feral Swine in the United States Have Been Exposed to both Avian and Swine Influenza A Viruses. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2017 10 01; 83(19). PMID: 28733290.
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    17. 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. PMID: 28520816.
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    18. Young SG, Carrel M, Kitchen A, Malanson GP, Tamerius J, Ali M, Kayali G. How's the Flu Getting Through? Landscape genetics suggests both humans and birds spread H5N1 in Egypt. Infect Genet Evol. 2017 04; 49:293-299. PMID: 28179143.
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    19. Young SG, Carrel M, Malanson GP, Ali MA, Kayali G. Predicting Avian Influenza Co-Infection with H5N1 and H9N2 in Northern Egypt. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 09 06; 13(9). PMID: 27608035.
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    20. Carrel M, Young SG, Tate E. Pigs in Space: Determining the Environmental Justice Landscape of Swine Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) in Iowa. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2016 08 25; 13(9). PMID: 27571091.
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    21. Young, Sean G., Tullis, Jason A., Cothren, Jackson. A remote sensing and GIS-assisted landscape epidemiology approach to West Nile virus. Applied Geography. 2013; 45:241-249.
    22. Young, Sean G., Jensen, Ryan R. Statistical and visual analysis of human West Nile virus infection in the United States, 1999–2008. Applied Geography. 2012; 34:425-431.
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