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Bridget E. Young, Ph.D.

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Dr. 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.

Credentials

Education

2005
BA | Colgate University
Molecular Biology

2011
PhD | Cornell University
Nutritional Sciences

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

2011 - 2014
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Colorado Denver, Aurora, CO. Research Mentor: Dr. Nancy Krebs, MD, MS.

Awards

2015
Invited Symposium Speaker
Sponsor: American Society of Nutrition annual meeting at Experimental Bio
Location: Boston

2014 - 2015
Recipient of F32 Award, proposal "Differences in Breastmilk Composition and Infant Growth between Healthy and Overweight Mothers
Sponsor: NICHD

2014
Travel Award - presentation at Bi-annual meeting
Sponsor: International Society of Research in Human Milk and Lactation

2013 - 2014
Women's Health Research Faculty Development Award
Sponsor: University of Colorado Center for Women's Health Research
Location: University of Colorado

2013 - 2014
Child and Maternal Health Pilot Award
Sponsor: Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
Location: Colorado

2012 - 2014
Thrasher Research Fund Early Investigator Award

2011 - Present
National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Grant
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health Institutional Training

2011
Graduate Student Research Award and travel grant from the Nutritional Sciences Council
Sponsor: American Society for Nutrition

2010
Emerging Clinical Leaders Award and travel grant
Sponsor: American Society for Nutrition

2009 - 2011
National Institutes of Health Institutional Training Grant; "Training in Maternal and Child Nutrition"
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health

2009 - 2010
Graduate Student Travel Grant
Sponsor: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
Location: Cornell, NY

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Clinical Trials

Formula- Understanding Nutrition

Lead 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.

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Publications

Journal Articles

11/10/2021
Young BE, Seppo AE, Diaz N, Rosen-Carole C, Nowak-Wegrzyn A, Cruz Vasquez JM, Ferri-Huerta R, Nguyen-Contant P, Fitzgerald T, Sangster MY, Topham DJ, Järvinen KM. "Association of Human Milk Antibody Induction, Persistence, and Neutralizing Capacity With SARS-CoV-2 Infection vs mRNA Vaccination." JAMA pediatrics.. 2021 Nov 10; Epub 2021 Nov 10.

8/31/2021
Rodel RL, Farabi SS, Hirsch NM, Rolloff KP, McNair B, Hernandez TL, Krebs NF, Barbour LA, Young BE. "Human milk imparts higher insulin concentration in infants born to women with type 2 diabetes mellitus." The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians.. 2021 Aug 31; :1-9. Epub 2021 Aug 31.

2021
Pace RM, Williams JE, Järvinen KM, Meehan CL, Martin MA, Ley SH, Barbosa-Leiker C, Andres A, Yeruva L, Belfort MB, Caffé B, Navarrete AD, Lackey KA, Pace CDW, Gogel AC, Fehrenkamp BD, Klein M, Young BE, Rosen-Carole C, Diaz N, Gaw SL, Flaherman V, McGuire MA, McGuire MK, Seppo AE. "Milk From Women Diagnosed With COVID-19 Does Not Contain SARS-CoV-2 RNA but Has Persistent Levels of SARS-CoV-2-Specific IgA Antibodies." Frontiers in immunology.. 2021 12:801797. Epub 2021 Dec 23.

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