Aaron W. Young, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Oral Health Sciences Masters Program Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics,

Aaron W. Young
  • Title Assistant Director, Oral Health Sciences Masters Program
    Assistant Professor of Physiology & Biophysics,
  • Office W408i
  • Phone (617) 358-8480
  • Education HBMSc: The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada
    PhD: McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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 Boston University 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 Boston University 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 Boston University 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:

He also serves as a Thesis Advisor (First or Second Reader) for the Boston University School of Medicine – Graduate Medical Sciences Masters of Medical Science Program and the Boston University 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!!

IN THE NEWS:

Dr. Aaron W. Young honored, for the second time, by the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in receiving the 2022 Crest Oral-B P&G Professional Oral Health Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award!

Dr. Young was the recipient of an Excellence in Teaching During COVID-19 Award

Dr. Aaron Young was honored by the Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in receiving the Crest Oral-B P&G Professional Oral Health Excellence in Teaching in the Basic Sciences Award as selected by the DMD Class of 2022!

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Featuring: Aaron W. Young, PhD, Physiology & Biophysics

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Contact Us

Department of Physiology & Biophysics
Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
700 Albany Street, W408i
Boston, MA 02118-2526

Phone:(617) 358-8480
e-mail: youngaw@bu.edu

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