Susan Yussman, M.D., M.P.H.

Susan Yussman, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690
Rochester, NY 14642

Fax: (585) 242-9733
Office: (585) 275-2964

Research Bio

Dr. Yussman's research focuses on: 1) the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by adolescents and medical students, 2) obesity and eating disorder prevention, and 3) screening for high risk adolescent behaviors. Her studies have included secondary analyses of nationally representative data, as well as primary data collection via the internet.

As the Medical Director of Threshold Center for Alternative Youth Services, Dr. Yussman collaborates with researchers on adolescent immunization practices, sexually transmitted infection prevention, and asset building.

Awards & Honors (Local)

2010 Forty Under 40 Award | Rochester Business Journal | Rochester,NY 2010
National Leadership Conference Nominee | Academic Pediatrics Association 2008
Young Investigator Award | Ambulatory Pediatrics Association 2004
Research Development Award | Strong Children's Research Center 2004
Osher Award for best presentation in Health Science Research | International Scientific Conf. on CAM Research | Boston, MA 2002
Rose Award for Outstanding Service Excellence from Patients | Portland, OR 2000
Tim Lee Carter Award for Service | University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 1997
Israel Muss Memorial Award for Scholarliness and Humanism, | University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 1996
National Student Essay Competition, Honorable Mention | AOA 1995
Linker Human Relations Award for Voluntarism | University of Louisville | Louisville, KY 1994
Janet M. Glasgow Essay Award | American Medical Women's Association 1994
Scholarship | Southern Medical Association 1993
Bemis Traveling Scholarship to Europe | Research in London, England 1992
Mortarboard National Senior Honorary | Washington University | St. Louis, MO 1992 - 1993
Junior Leadership Honorary | Chimes, Washington University | St. Louis, MO 1991 - 1992
Golden Key National Honor Society | Washington University | St. Louis, MO 1990 - 1992
Belding Alumni Scholarship | Washington University | St. Louis, MO 1989 - 1983

Recent Journal Articles

2006 Apr
Yussman SM, Wilson KM, Klein JD. "Herbal products and their association with substance use in adolescents." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2006 Apr; 38(4):395-400.
Wilson KM, Klein JD, Sesselberg TS, Yussman SM, Markow DB, Green AE, West JC, Gray NJ. "Use of complementary medicine and dietary supplements among U.S. adolescents". Journal of Adolescent Health: official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2006; 38(4): 385-394.
2005 Nov
Klein JD, Wilson KM, Sesselberg TS, Gray NJ, Yussman S, West J. "Adolescents' knowledge of and beliefs about herbs and dietary supplements: a qualitative study." The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine. 2005 Nov; 37(5):409.
Yussman SM, Ryan SA, Auinger P, Weitzman M. "Visits to complementary and alternative medicine providers by children and adolescents in the United States." Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association. 2004 4(5):429-35.
Kreipe RE, Yussman SM. "The role of the primary care practitioner in the treatment of eating disorders". Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews. 2003; 14(1): 133-147.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Associate Professor - Center for Community Health


Adolescent Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics


MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2003
MD | Medicine | University of Louisville School of Medicine1997
BA | English Literature | Washington University1993

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/2000 - 06/30/2003
Residency in Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University School of Med07/01/1998 - 06/30/2000
Internship in Pediatrics at Oregon Health Sciences University Hospital07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998