Dr. Young received her MSN as an FNP and PhD from Vanderbilt University. After completing a two year postdoctoral fellowship at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, she came to UT Austin as an assistant professor. Dr. Young is an expert on adolescent health with a particular focus on mental health promotion and prevention of mental illness in primary care. Her primary research has examined factors associated with the development of depressive and anxiety symptoms as well as contextual issues that impact effective treatment of mental health disorders such as provider stigma. She is currently testing a mindfulness-based intervention with young adolescents who are at high risk for depression.