Dr. Andrew Young, HD10 Scholar

Dr. Andrew YoungDr. Andrew J. Young is a research physiologist and former Chief of the Military Nutrition Division at the US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine (USARIEM) in Natick, Massachusetts. After retiring in January of 2014 from over 36 years of federal service as a scientist at USARIEM, Dr. Young continues to serve as an advisor and subject matter expert in operational physiology to USARIEM. Additionally, Dr. Young was the Floyd D. Gottwald Jr. Visiting Professor in Leadership and Ethics at the Virginia Military Institute during the 2014-2015 academic year, where he taught human performance physiology and nutrition in the Biology Department. He earned a B.S. in Biology and Commission in the US Army at Virginia Military Institute, and a Ph.D. in Physiology at North Carolina State University, and then served in the US Army with assignments at USARIEM (1977-1981) and at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (1981-1983).  After leaving active duty, Dr. Young continued government service as a civilian scientist at USARIEM.  Dr. Young’s research has concerned the biological basis for, and strategies to mitigate performance degradations in people exposed to stressors such as intense physical exertion, sleep restriction, nutritional deprivation and exposure to extremes of heat, cold and high altitude. Dr. Young is a member of the American Physiological Society, a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of the American College of Sports Medicine’s flagship scientific journal, Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 


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