John Q. Young, MD, MPP, PhD


Hofstra University/ Northwell

John Young, MD, MPP, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry, and Program Director –Residency Training in General Adult Psychiatry at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Additionally, Dr. Young is Vice Chair for Education at both the medical school and Zucker Hillside Hospital. His research interest is in medical education, patient safety, and quality improvement and performance assessment. Specifically, his research related to these topics has focused on cognitive load theory, the “July Effect”, and competency-based assessment. Dr. Young is program chair-elect, chair of the Assessment Committee and a member of the Steering Committee and Executive Council for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Training and has served on the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) Psychiatry Review Committee. Dr. Young completed his residency and medical degree at the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine, doctoral degree at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, and Master’s degree at the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy.

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