Health Sciences

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    Department of Health Sciences

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    Public Health

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    Department of Health Sciences

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    Department of Health Sciences

Kathleen Young

Kathleen Young
(818) 677-4725
Office location:
JD 2536


Dr. Kathleen Young  Dr. Young is an Associate Professor in the Public Health Promotion and Masters of Public Health Program in the Department of Health Sciences at California State University, Northridge.   Dr. Young serves as a Health Policy specialist in the Department of Health Sciences.  Dr. Young is the coordinator of the COUGH-Northridge (Campuses Organized & United for Good Health), a campus-wide tobacco control policy assessment organization (2008-present). Dr. Young also serves as a Service Learning specialist in the Health Education Program where she has developed and coordinated university-community partnership service learning programs with over 30+ public health organizations and agencies throughout the San Fernando Valley within the greater Los Angeles area since her arrival in the fall of 2003.  Dr. Young’s research interests include tobacco control policy and women’s health issues specifically in primary prevention strategies in cancer and women’s health issues.  Dr. Young has served on the Board of Directors (2008-2001) and is the Co-Chair of the Health Policy Advocacy Committee (2011-present) for the American Association for Health Education (AAHE).   Dr. Young is the recipient of the American Public Health Association (APHA) Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs Section (ATOD) 2001 “College-based Leadership Award”,  the California State University, Northridge, “Distinguished Faculty Visionary Community Service-Learning (2007), American Association of Health Education (AAHE) Delbert Oberteuffer National Scholarship (2000), and the University of New Mexico Teaching Assistant of The Year (2000).  Dr. Young has authored several health education book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed professional journals and has presented over 50 peer-reviewed papers at state and national conferences. Dr. Young completed her second master’s degree in health policy and management in May of 2010 with a 4.0 GPA.