Ms. Young received her MA in Sociology from the University of Louisville and has over 30 years of research and management experience in not-for-profit social research organizations. She has served as the Louisville Center Director and the Chief Operating Officer for PIRE. Previously, Ms. Young served as Senior Survey Director for the National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago, and Associate Director of University of the Louisville Urban Research Institute.
Ms. Young’s primary areas of expertise are international research, survey methods, technical plan development, and implementation, including quality control methods and procedures for large and complex research projects. She collaborates with research scientists to develop and direct projects covering a wide range of substantive areas including the evaluation of healthcare policies and programs, alcohol and drug prevention and treatment, economic impact studies, and criminal victimization.
She has managed projects funded by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She has served as co-investigator for several international projects funded by the U.S. State Department International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau.