Laura Young, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Endocrinology Fellowship Program
Specialty Areas: Type 1 diabetes; type 2 diabetes; pre-diabetes; patient-centered care; use of technology in diabetes.
Chronology: MD/PhD in Epidemiology: University of Cincinnati, 2006; Internal Medicine Residency: University of North Carolina, 2003-2006; Specialty Fellowship Training in Endocrinology: University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2010; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2010-present.
Dr. Young specializes in the care of patients with diabetes. She enjoys working closely with patients to help them realize and achieve both their short and long term health goals. Her research program focuses on a wide breadth of areas in diabetes, but Dr. Young has a special interest in the use of technology in diabetes. A common thread throughout much of Dr. Young’s research is the use of novel behavioral approaches to improve the care of patients with diabetes. The overarching goal of her clinical and research efforts is to help patients with diabetes live happier, healthier lives.
In addition to her clinical work and research, Dr. Young spends a significant amount of her time at UNC working with trainees. She serves as the Dimock College Advisor within the School of Medicine Advising Program. She teaches in the Patient Centered Care Course, where she hopes to inspire the next generation of physicians to embrace patient centered care. She also serves as the Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director. In her free time, Dr. Young enjoys taking long walks, cooking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends.
1. Trief PM, Xing D, Foster NC, Maahs DM, Kittelsrud JM, Olson BA, Young LA, Peters AL, Bergenstal RM, Miller KM, Beck RW, Weinstock RS; T1D Exchange Clinic Network. Depression in adults in the T1D Exchange Clinic Registry. Diabetes Care. 2014 Jun;37(6):1563-72. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1867. PMID:24855157
2. Young LA, Buse JB. GLP-1 receptor agonists and basal insulin in type 2 diabetes. Lancet. 2014 Dec 20;384(9961):2180-1. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61409-4. Epub 2014 Sep 11. PMID:25220193
3. Faurot KR, Siega-Riz AM, Gardiner P, Rivera JO, Young LA, Poole C, Whitsel EA, González HM, Chirinos-Medina DA, Talavera GA, Castañeda SF, Daviglus ML, Barnhart J, Giacinto RE, Van Horn L. Comparison of a Medication Inventory and a Dietary Supplement Interview in Assessing Dietary Supplement Use in the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Integr Med Insights. 2016 Feb 16;11:1-10. doi: 10.4137/IMI.S25587. eCollection 2016.PMID:26917949