Dean Kelly M. Smith has announced the appointment of Dr. Henry N. Young as Interim Department Head of Clinical and Administrative Pharmacy at the College of Pharmacy, effective September 1. Dr. Young serves as the Kroger Associate Professor in Community Pharmacy and Director of the Pharmaceutical Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy Graduate Program.
A native of Miami, Florida, Dr. Young received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences-Pharmacy Administration from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Since joining the College of Pharmacy in 2013, he has focused his scholarship, teaching, and research on applied behavioral and social sciences designed to predict and influence health behaviors, outcomes, risks, and/or protective factors. Dr. Young studies medication use, health communication, and health outcomes, specifically as they relate to minority, rural, and underserved populations. Along with his work at the College of Pharmacy, he is the Co-Director of the Integrating Special Populations Function in the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance. Dr. Young also serves on the UGA Presidential Task Force on Race, Ethnicity, and Community.
“Henry is immensely qualified for this interim leadership role,” said Dean Smith. “He is eager to collaborate with the CAP faculty and staff in order to set the vision for the department, assemble a more extensive leadership team, and create an enhanced administrative structure. I am confident in his abilities to excel in this new position.”
“I am thrilled to be afforded this wonderful opportunity to serve our Department, College, and University in this interim position,” said Dr. Young. “I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in order to move our mission forward.”
While Dr. Young’s spare time is limited these days, he enjoys golf, working out, and spending time at home in Lawrenceville with his wife and two daughters.