A nurse leader, educator and scientist and a nationally recognized expert in gerontological nursing and rural health care, Dr. Young is associate vice chancellor for nursing and founding dean of the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis. Her research is on promotion of healthy aging with a particular focus on the interface between family and formal health-care systems. She has focused on family caregiving and the use of telehealth and community-based strategies to promote health and increase organizational capacity to serve older adults and their families. Dr. Young conducted a series of studies on long term care policy addressing nurse delegation and self-directed care, shaping regulations. She serves as co-director of the UC Davis Latino Aging Research Resource Center, co-director of the Family Caregiving Institute, and co-director of the Healthy Aging in a Digital World initiative. Dr. Young has a BS degree in Dietetics from UC Davis, an associate degree in nursing from Sacramento City College, a BSN from Southern Oregon State College, a MSN with a specialty in gerontology and a doctorate in nursing science from the University of Washington. Previously, Dr. Young directed the John A. Hartford Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence at Oregon Health and Science University and the Office of Rural Health Research. Prior to that, Dr. Young held a joint appointment on faculty at the University Of Washington School Of Nursing and as the chief operations officer for a retirement community company. During her time there, she directed the de Tornyay Center for Healthy Aging.