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 TrialsAt-the-Breast vs. Expressed human milk: Genesis of Infant Nutrition (BEGIN),Lead Researcher: Bridget Young This study will enroll 120 breastfeeding mothers into a study that lasts between 1-4 months postpartum. Mothers will collect a small breast milk sample very single day and store it in their freezer for researchers. They will also collect samples from their infant including urine and stool from the diaper. All sample collections are done in the home. View Study Details PublicationsJournal Articles10/11/2022Young BE, Kyere-Davies G, Farriester JW, Varshney R, MacLean PS, Krebs NF, Rudolph MC. "Infant Red Blood Cell Arachidonic to Docosahexaenoic Acid Ratio Inversely Associates with Fat-Free Mass Independent of Breastfeeding Exclusivity." Nutrients.. 2022 Oct 11; 14(20)Epub 2022 Oct 11. 9/21/2022Strzalkowski AJ, Järvinen KM, Schmidt B, Young BE. "Protein and carbohydrate content of infant formula purchased in the United States." Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology.. 2022 Sep 21; Epub 2022 Sep 21. 6/20/2022Wang J, Young BE, Li D, Seppo A, Zhou Q, Wiltse A, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Murphy K, Widrick K, Diaz N, Cruz-Vasquez J, M Järvinen K, Zand MS. "Broad Cross-Reactive IgA and IgG against Human Coronaviruses in Milk Induced by COVID-19 Vaccination and Infection." Vaccines.. 2022 Jun 20; 10(6)Epub 2022 Jun 20. 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. This website is not intended for emergency care.Have you seen this provider in the last 2 years?YesNoExisting Patient Schedule or request a follow up appointment online through MyChart. 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