Dmitri Young, PhD, MS

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address401 Parnassus Ave., #140
San Francisco CA 94143
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3568-0926 Additional info
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of California San Diego, San Diego, CABA06/2006Psychology
    Columbia University, New York, NYMS02/2011Psychological Statistics
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2012Clinical Internship
    Columbia University, New York, NYPhD10/2013Clinical Psychology
    University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA06/2016NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship
    San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, CA08/2019Advanced Fellowship in Clinical Research

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    Dmitri Young, M.S., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California San Francisco and a Staff Research Scientist at NCIRE. His research program focuses on establishing links between genetic, neurobiological, and behavioral indicators of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a particular focus on the neurological underpinnings of trauma-related threat sensitivity and impulsivity. Research suggests that both threat sensitivity and impulsivity are associated with adverse outcomes (e.g. aggression, risky behaviors) in individuals with PTSD. Thus, the aim of Dr. Young’s research is to develop empirically-grounded, biologically-based, individualized treatments that reduce harm and increase the quality of life in people with PTSD. Dr. Young has been the Principal Investigator on multiple funded projects sponsored the Department of Veteran Affairs, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Brain and Behavior Foundation amongst others.

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    Neurofunctional Differences in Cognitive and Behavioral Impulsivity in Veterans with PTSD
    NIH IK2CX001973Oct 1, 2020 - Sep 30, 2025
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Individual Variation in Effects of Traumatic Stress on Gray Matter Myelin
    NIH R01MH115020Jan 11, 2019 - Oct 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Description: NIMH Supplement to parent grant to add neurofunctional, task-based activities to examine PTSD-related impulsivity.

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    1. Drug-facilitated sexual assault, impaired trauma memory, and implications for mental health treatment. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2022; 13(1):2057165. Fields L, Young DA, Patel AR, Munroe C, Shumway M, Bell S, Richer LA. PMID: 35558683; PMCID: PMC9090424.
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    2. Ventromedial and insular cortical volume moderates the relationship between BDNF Val66Met and threat sensitivity. J Psychiatr Res. 2021 10; 142:337-344. Young DA, Chao LL, Zhang H, Metzler T, Ross J, Richards A, O'Donovan A, Inslicht SS, Neylan TC. PMID: 34425486; PMCID: PMC9526516.
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    3. Impulsivity as a multifactorial construct and its relationship to PTSD severity and threat sensitivity. Psychiatry Res. 2020 11; 293:113468. Young DA, Neylan TC, Zhang H, O'Donovan A, Inslicht SS. PMID: 32977054; PMCID: PMC8370776.
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    4. Child abuse interacts with hippocampal and corpus callosum volume on psychophysiological response to startling auditory stimuli in a sample of veterans. J Psychiatr Res. 2019 04; 111:16-23. Young DA, Neylan TC, Chao LL, O'Donovan A, Metzler TJ, Inslicht SS. PMID: 30660809; PMCID: PMC6467732.
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    5. Association among anterior cingulate cortex volume, psychophysiological response, and PTSD diagnosis in a Veteran sample. Neurobiol Learn Mem. 2018 11; 155:189-196. Young DA, Chao L, Neylan TC, O'Donovan A, Metzler TJ, Inslicht SS. PMID: 30086395; PMCID: PMC6361720.
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    6. The interaction of BDNF Val66Met, PTSD, and child abuse on psychophysiological reactivity and HPA axis function in a sample of Gulf War Veterans. J Affect Disord. 2018 08 01; 235:52-60. Young DA, Neylan TC, O'Donovan A, Metzler T, Richards A, Ross JA, Inslicht SS. PMID: 29649711; PMCID: PMC6354935.
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    7. The effects of early trauma and the FKBP5 gene on PTSD and the HPA axis in a clinical sample of Gulf War veterans. Psychiatry Res. 2018 12; 270:961-966. Young DA, Inslicht SS, Metzler TJ, Neylan TC, Ross JA. PMID: 29576410.
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    8. The relationship between childhood abuse and violent victimization in homeless and marginally housed women: The role of dissociation as a potential mediator. Psychol Trauma. 2017 Sep; 9(5):613-621. Young DA, Shumway M, Flentje A, Riley ED. PMID: 28581316; PMCID: PMC5589487.
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    9. Effects of FVB/NJ and C57Bl/6J strain backgrounds on mammary tumor phenotype in inducible nitric oxide synthase deficient mice. Transgenic Res. 2007 Apr; 16(2):193-201. Davie SA, Maglione JE, Manner CK, Young D, Cardiff RD, MacLeod CL, Ellies LG. PMID: 17206489; PMCID: PMC1829418.
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