Dr. Young joined the Department of Physiology & Biophysics at BUSM in 2012. Prior to arriving at BUSM, he completed his undergraduate (HBMSc) and graduate (PhD) training in Canada; both in Physiology & Pharmacology. His previous research experience centered on respiratory, cardiovascular, and exercise physiology in a clinical setting, working with athletes and chronic lung disease patients.
From 2017-2022, Dr. Young was the Co-Director of the integrated first-year Principles Integrating Science and Medicine (PrISM) curriculum for the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine MD Program, involving leadership and administration for all foundational basic sciences. He was also the founding Module Director of the Respiratory System module of PrISM, and founding Course Director of Physician Assistant Physiology for the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program, which ran from 2015-2022 & 2014-2022, respectively. Dr. Young is now the Co-Director of the Pulmonary module of the new Principles Integrating Science, Clinical Medicine, and Equity (PISCEs) curriculum for the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine MD Program, and continues to be involved in the broader design and implementation of Physiology content in the MD Program.
Dr. Young is also primarily involved in physiology, endocrinology, and neuroscience education for:
• Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine MD Program
• Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Masters of Medical Science (MAMS) Program
• Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program
• Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Oral Health Sciences Program
• Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine DMD Program
He also serves as a Thesis Advisor (First or Second Reader) for the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Masters of Medical Science Program and the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Physician Assistant Program.
Dr. Young’s work passions include being heavily involved in the design and development of health professions curriculum, utilization of clinical cases in foundational basic science education, implementation of evidence-based, inclusive pedagogical techniques, and the integration of teaching and technology. In September 2022 Dr. Young enthusiastically joined the OHS Program as Assistant Director, and he greatly enjoys being deeply involved with the program and its incredible students!
When he’s not at work, Dr. Young can be found (or maybe not…) hiking in one of the many nature preserves in New England with his wife Rebecca, and their two sons Stone and Cole! He also has a very bizarre, esoteric passion for learning how things work…anything…in great detail…from kitchen appliances and smart home thermostats to pulmonary function assessment devices!!
- Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences
- Assistant Director, Oral Health Sciences Masters Program
- Crest Oral-B P&G Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award 2022 - Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
- BU Profile
- Excellence in Teaching During COVID-19 Award
- Crest Oral-B P&G Professional Oral Health Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award 2019 - Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
- 2017 Boston University School of Medicine Educator of the Year - Graduate Sciences Masters Programs
- Physiology & Biophysics Faculty
- Google Scholar
- McMaster University, PhD
- University of Western Ontario, BMedSc
- Published on 4/22/2018
Edgar B. Herwick III. Why Does A 75-Degree House Feel Cold In The Summer And Hot In The Winter?. WGBH. Boston. 2018.
- Published on 4/10/2014
Scott JA, Duongh M, Young AW, Subbarao P, Gauvreau GM, Grasemann H. Asymmetric dimethylarginine in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (ADMA in COPD). Int J Mol Sci. 2014 Apr 10; 15(4):6062-71. PMID: 24727374.
- Published on 10/1/2011
Aaron W. Young. ANTICHOLINERGIC THERAPY IN CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: NOVEL MECHANISMS OF ACTION. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 2011.
- Published on 1/1/2010
AW Young, M Duong, G Gauvreau, KJ Killian. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Vital Capacity Prediction Equations Fail To Conform To Biological Reality. 2010; 181:A3652.
- Published on 1/1/2009
AW Young, M Duong, G Gauvreau, KJ Killian. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Dyspnea During Exercise in COPD: Change in VE vs. Change in MBC. 2009; 179:A2036.
- Published on 1/1/2008
AW Young, M Duong, G Gauvreau, KJ Killian. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Cardiovascular Responses During Exercise in COPD. 2008; 177:A998.
- Published on 1/1/2007
AW Young, KJ Killian, J Kane, M Duong, G Obminski, G Gauvreau. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. Characterizing non-invasive measurements of cardiac output during exercise. 2007; 175:A770.