CONTACT INFORMATIONCREDENTIALSAWARDSCLINICAL TRIALSPUBLICATIONSBridget E. Young, Ph.D.Contact InformationResearch LabsNew LinkVisit New Link Lab WebsiteLocationsUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterSchool of Medicine and Dentistry601 Elmwood Ave, Box 690Rochester, NY 14642Faculty AppointmentsAssistant Professor - Department of Pediatrics , Pediatric Allergy/Immunology (SMD) Assistant Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - JointBiographyResearchDr. Young studied Maternal and Child Nutrition at Cornell University where she received her PhD. She then pursued a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Nutrition at the University of Colorado. She joined the faculty at the University of Rochester in 2018 and currently conducts clinical research among breastfeeding mothers and their infants. Bridget Young's research interests are on the impact of obesity and insulin resistance on breast milk composition, and resultant programming effects in the infant. She particularly focuses on the effect of oral insulin in human milk on infant pancreatic function and intestinal maturation in the neonate. Dr. Young also participates in research focused on providing breastfeeding support for mothers with insulin resistance.CredentialsEducation2005BA | Colgate UniversityMolecular Biology2011PhD | Cornell UniversityNutritional SciencesPost-doctoral Training & Residency2011 - 2014Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO. Research Mentor: Dr. Nancy Krebs, MD, MS.Awards2015Invited Symposium SpeakerSponsor: American Society of Nutrition annual meeting at Experimental BioLocation: Boston2014 - 2015Recipient of F32 Award, proposal "Differences in Breastmilk Composition and Infant Growth between Healthy and Overweight MothersSponsor: NICHD2014Travel Award - presentation at Bi-annual meetingSponsor: International Society of Research in Human Milk and Lactation2013 - 2014Women's Health Research Faculty Development AwardSponsor: University of Colorado Center for Women's Health ResearchLocation: University of Colorado2013 - 2014Child and Maternal Health Pilot AwardSponsor: Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences InstituteLocation: Colorado2012 - 2014Thrasher Research Fund Early Investigator Award2011 - PresentNational Institutes of Health Institutional Training GrantSponsor: National Institutes of Health Institutional Training2011Graduate Student Research Award and travel grant from the Nutritional Sciences CouncilSponsor: American Society for Nutrition2010Emerging Clinical Leaders Award and travel grantSponsor: American Society for Nutrition2009 - 2011National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Grant; "Training in Maternal and Child Nutrition"Sponsor: National Institutes of Health2009 - 2010Graduate Student Travel GrantSponsor: Cornell University, Ithaca, NYLocation: Cornell, NYVIEW ALL expand_moreClinical TrialsFormula- Understanding NutritionLead Researcher: Bridget E Young Participation in this study involves one visit that will last for about four hours at your home or the Strong Memorial Hospital Clinical Research Center. Procedures include infant glucose test, timed infant urine collection, infant heel pricks, and infant body size measurements. View Study Details Studying Infant Nutrition and Glycemia (SING),Lead Researcher: Bridget E Young This study is for pregnant women who plan on breastfeeding their baby for at least 5 months. You and your baby will have two study visits over the first 6 months of your baby's life at the University of Rochester Medical Center. We will ask for some blood and some breast milk from you. We will ask for some urine and stool, and a heel prick from your baby. View Study Details PublicationsJournal Articles2020Soderborg TK, Carpenter CM, Janssen RC, Weir TL, Robertson CE, Ir D, Young BE, Krebs NF, Hernandez TL, Barbour LA, Frank DN, Kroehl M, Friedman JE. "Gestational Diabetes Is Uniquely Associated With Altered Early Seeding of the Infant Gut Microbiota." Frontiers in endocrinology. 2020 11:603021. Epub 2020 Nov 27. 11/2019Young BE, Borman LL, Heinrich R, Long J, Pinney S, Westcott J, Krebs NF. "Effect of Pooling Practices and Time Postpartum of Milk Donations on the Energy, Macronutrient, and Zinc Concentrations of Resultant Donor Human Milk Pools." The Journal of pediatrics.. 2019 Nov 0; 214:54-59. Epub 2019 Sep 23. 10/2018Young BE, Levek C, Reynolds RM, Rudolph MC, MacLean P, Hernandez TL, Friedman JE, Krebs NF. "Bioactive components in human milk are differentially associated with rates of lean and fat mass deposition in infants of mothers with normal vs. elevated BMI." Pediatric obesity.. 2018 Oct 0; 13(10):598-606. Epub 2018 Aug 09. VIEW ALL PUBLICATIONSClose WindowSchedule an appointment with Bridget E. Young, Ph.D.Please answer the following questions to help us find the right appointment for you.Important: If you believe that you have a medical or psychiatric emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital. 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