Janine Young, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-General Pediatrics


  • 20. Rosenberg J, Edwards E, Wang K, McKenzie K, Asnes A, Young J. Characteristics and scope of humanitarian relief forensic medical evaluations for immigrant children in the US. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine. Vol 82, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2021.102221
  • 21. La Charite J, Gupta N, Tucker E, Rosenberg J, Young J, Hoops K. Understanding the special healthcare needs of migrant children in government custody. Law. In press, December 2021.
  • Gartland M., Ijadi-Maghsoodi R, Young J. Evaluating Pediatric Asylum Seekers. In: McKenzie K, ed. Asylum Medicine: A Clinicians’ Guide. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2021, p. 69-90.
  • 6. Young J, Whitfield J, Evangelia Murray. Denver Post. Opinion: As doctors, we know an immigrant defense fund will save lives and improve health. June 9, 2021. https://www.denverpost.com/2021/06/09/colorado-deportation-legal-defense-fund-house-bill-1194/
  • 7. Franco-Paredes C, Haas M, Caraveo Y, Young J. Newsweek. Opinion. US immigration detention centers remain strongholds of COVID-19 transmission. June 21. 2021. https://www.newsweek.com/us-immigration-detention-centers-remain-strongholds-covid-19-transmission-opinion-1602147
  • 22. Charite J, Tucker E, Rosenberg J, Young J, Hoops K. Understanding the special healthcare needs of migrant children recently under government custody after crossing the U.S. Southern Border. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, 4/2021.
  • 23. Young J, Beeler J, Altshuler M, Pogemiller H, Stauffer W. CDC Refugee Domestic Medical Screening Guideline Updates. North American Refugee Health Conference, 9/2021. Attended 200.
  • Gaensbauer J, Young J, Harasaki C, Aiona K, Belknap R, Haas MK. Interferon-Gamma Release Assay Testing in Children Younger Than 2 Years in a US-Based Health System. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2020 Sep;39(9):803-807. PubMed PMID: 32804462
  • Tran MK, Lamb M, Young J. A Denver Refugee Clinic Blood Lead Level Analysis in Refugee Females of Reproductive Age, 13-45 years, 2014-2019. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32761439
  • Young J, Nour NM, Macauley RC, Narang SK, Johnson-Agbakwu C. Diagnosis, Management, and Treatment of Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting in Girls. Pediatrics. 2020 Aug;146(2). PubMed PMID: 32719089
  • Payton C, DeSilva MB, Young J, Yun K, Aragon D, Kennedy L, Tumaylle C, White D, Walker P, Jentes ES, Mamo B. Hepatitis B Evaluation and Linkage to Care for Newly Arrived Refugees: A Multisite Quality Improvement Initiative. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Jul 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32712852
  • Young J, Payton C, Walker P, White D, Brandeland M, Kumar GS, Jentes ES, Settgast A, DeSilva M. Evaluation of a Program to Improve Linkage to and Retention in Care Among Refugees with Hepatitis B Virus Infection - Three U.S. Cities, 2006-2018. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2020 May 29;69(21):647-650. PubMed PMID: 32463810
  • Bonfiglio G, Rosal K, Henao-Martínez A, Franco-Paredes C, Poeschla EM, Moo-Young J, Seefeldt T, Dunlevy H, Haas M, Young J. The long journey inside immigration detention centres in the USA. J Travel Med. 2020 Nov 9;27(7). PubMed PMID: 32463091
  • Young J. World Travel. Pediatrics. 2020 Feb;145(2). PubMed PMID: 31937605
  • Young J. Somali American Adolescent Girls and Women-A Hidden Refugee Population With Barriers to Health. Am J Public Health. 2020 Jan;110(1):18-19. PubMed PMID: 31800274
  • Young J, Rodrigues KK, Imam B, Johnson-Agbakwu C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting-Pediatric Physician Knowledge, Training, and General Practice Approach. J Immigr Minor Health. 2020 Aug;22(4):668-674. PubMed PMID: 31602532
  • 16. Shah P, Young J, Wong S. Medicine Beyond Borders—A Call to Action: Providing Care via Forensic Examinations and Legal Referrals. Global Alliance for Behavioral Health and Social Justice Conference. Sept 2020. Available at: farleyhealthpolicycenter.org
  • 15. Young J. and Yun K. Being a newcomer is never easy, especially not in 2020. Bright by Text, Blog post. July 2020. Available at: English: https://www.brightbytext.org/blog/3352/Being-a-Newcomer-is-Never-Easy-Especially-not-in-2020-
  • 20. Michel J, Maleki P, Young J, Yun K. Refugee health screening clinical decision support (CDS) for safety net health centers. North American Refugee Health Conference. September 2020. Virtual meeting.
  • 21. Michel J, Meleki P, Young J, Yun K. Revising shareable clinical decision support to integrate new guidelines while promoting dissemination. National Conference and Exhibition Council on Clinical Information Technology, American Academy of Pediatrics, National Conference 10/2020
  • 10. Barnes A, Green AE, Linton JM, Shah S, Suchdev P, Young J, Yun K, Dawson-Hahn E, Pak-Gorstein S. Refugee and Immigrant Child Health: Successful Models and Strategic Approaches for Teaching and Curriculum Development. Workshop. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. May 1-5, 2020. Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract and/or presentation was disseminated on 4/TBD/2020 to PAS 2020 Meeting Program Guide.
  • Tasslimi A, Matheson J, Sperling B.Dawson Hahn, E, Young J. Unaccompanied refugee minors: special considerations and the importance of collaborative, multi-disciplinary program development and care. North American Refugee Health Conference, September 2020. Attended: 50
  • 12. Altshuler M, DeSilva M, Jentes, E, Pogemiller H, Settgast A, Yun K, Young J. New revised CDC guidelines: Implications for clinical care. North American Refugee Health Conference, September 2020. Attended: 65
  • Beeler J, Altshuler M, Stauffer W, Young J, Jentes E. The evolution of CDC’s Domestic Refugee Screening Guidelines. North American Refugee Health Conference, September 2020. Attended: 100
  • 14. Young J, Yun K, Chen Y, et al. The intersection of clinical practice and public health data: Colorado Center of Excellence in Refugee Health. North American Refugee Health Conference, September 2020. Attended: 60
  • Young J, Rodrigues KK, Imam B, Johnson-Agbakwu C. Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting-Pediatric Physician Knowledge, Training, and General Practice Approach. J Immigr Minor Health. 2019 Oct 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31602532
  • Young J. Female genital cutting in immigrant children—Considerations in Treatment and Prevention in the US. Current Sexual Health Reports. May 2019, DOI: 10.1007/s11930-019-00200-3. https://rdcu.be/bz9TR
  • Fredricks K and Young J. Guest editors. Immigrant Child Health: Creating Evidence-Based Practice in a Changing Environment. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk: Vol. 10 : Iss. 1 Article 1. August 2019, Available at: https://digitalcommons.library.tmc.edu/childrenatrisk/
  • 12. Young J. CDC Domestic Refugee Screening Guidelines, Lead author of: Pediatrics section; Pediatric Female Genital Cutting; Hepatitis B; Pediatric Nutrition and Growth; Women’s Health; Lead; Intestinal Parasites; Malaria; Pediatric TB section; HIV, 2019. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/guidelines/domestic/guidelines-development.html
  • Lead Clinical Editor, CDC/Minnesota Department of Public Health, CareRef online tool for screening of newly arriving refugees. Available at: https//careref.web.health.state.mn.us/. Posted 3/2019
  • Presenter, Global Alliance for Nursing and Midwifery, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Center for Global Initiatives, Blog post on female genital cutting in children. Available at: https://ganm.nursing.jhu.edu/optimizing-care-of-women-girls-affected-by-female-genital-cutting-part-3-janine-young-md/
  • Yun K, Jentes E, Mamo B, Dawson-Hahn E, Young J. Evidence-based health care of refugee children in North America. North American Refugee Health Conference, Toronto, Canada. June 2019. Attended: 150.
  • Shah S, Yun K, Young J, Dawson-Hahn E, Pak-Gorstein S. Developing an immigrant child health teaching curriculum. North American Refugee Health Conference. June 2019. Attending 50.
  • Harasaki C, Ruckard B, Young J. Evaluation of nurse advice line access for non-English, non-Spanish speaking populations at Denver Health. North American Refugee Health Conference, Oral Poster Presentation. June 2019. Toronto, Canada. Attended 150.
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