Dr Jesse Young

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Dr Jesse Young is an early career researcher specialising in psychiatric epidemiology with leading expertise in data linkage methodology. He is employed as an NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne. He holds Adjunct positions at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia, and the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University.

Since 2013, Dr Young has attracted over $1.5M (AUD) in competitive grant funding: $1.3M as a Chief Investigator and $251,000 as an Associate Investigator. He has authored a scientific book chapter, federal reports and 51 peer-reviewed publications, with a further 7 articles currently under review in international journals. He is a member of the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare’s National Prisoner Health Information Committee and Technical Expert Group, guiding the world-leading surveillance system for the health of justice-involved adults.

Dr Young has discussed his research on national television and radio in Australia and internationally. He has led reports commissioned by state/national government departments; acted as Session and Panel Chair and presented his research findings at international conferences; presented his research by invitation to national government committees, prison/health Ministers across the Asia-Pacific region, health and correctional authorities, stakeholders, and service providers; and lectured by invitation at universities nationally and internationally. His research has been cited in and informed national and international guidelines for the treatment of substance use disorder, the prevention of overdose, and access to health services for people released from prison.

  • PhD Epidemiology, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
  • MPH, University of Western Australia
  • BSc (Dist) Psychology, University of Victoria
  • Psychiatric epidemiology
  • Justice health
  • AOD harm minimisation
  • Comorbidity
  • Mental illness
  • Health service utilisation in vulnerable populations
  • Analysis of Linked Health Data

Armstrong, G., Haregu, T., Caine, E., Young, J., T., Spittal, M., J. and Jorm, A., F. High prevalence of health and social risk behaviors among men experiencing suicidal thoughts and behavior: the imperative to undertake holistic assessments. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. [In Press] DOI: 10.1177/0004867420924098 [RJ1602] View web page

Sharwood, L., N., Tseris, E., Wiseman, T., Curtis, K., Middleton, J., W., Vaikuntam, B., Craig, A. and Young, J., T. Pre-existing mental disorder, clinical profile, inpatient services, and costs in people hospitalised following traumatic spinal injury: a whole population record linkage study. Injury Prevention. [In Press] [RJ1601]

Borschmann, R., dos Santos, M., M., Young, J., T., Andreoli, S., B., Love, A., D. and Kinner, S., A. (2020). Health, social and criminal justice factors associated with dual diagnosis among incarcerated adults in Brazil and Australia: a cross-national comparison. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00127-020-01832-w [RJ1603] View web page

Borschmann, R., Tibble, H., Spittal, M., J., Preen, D., B., Pirkis, J., Larney, S., Rosen, D., L., Young, J., T., Love, A., D., Altice, F., L., Binswanger, I., A., Bukten, A., Butler, T., Chang, Z., Chen, C., Clausen, T., Christensen, P., B., Culbert, G., J., Degenhardt, L., Dirkzwager, A., J., Dolan, K., Fazel, S., Fischbacher, C., Giles, M., Graham, L., Harding, D., Huang, Y., Huber, F., Karaminia, A., Keen, C., Kouyoumdjian, F., G., Lim, S., Møller, L., Moniruzzaman, A., Morenoff, J., O'Moore, É., Pizzicato, L., N., Pratt, D., Proescholdbell, S., F., Ranapurwala, S., I., Shanahan, M., E., Shaw, J., Slaunwhite, A., Somers, J., Spaulding, A., C., Stern, M., F., Viner, K., M., Wang, N., Willoughby, M., Zhao, B. and Kinner, S., A. (2020). The Mortality After Release from Incarceration Consortium (MARIC): Protocol for a multi-national individual participant data meta-analysis. International Journal of Population Data Science, 5, (1). DOI: 10.23889/ijpds.v5i1.1145 [RJ1552] View web page

Foulds, J. and Young, J., T. (2020). Pharmacotherapy for incarcerated people with a history of violence: response to Commentary by Schofield et al. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 54, (1), pp. 106-107. DOI: 10.1177/0004867419885175 [RJ1538] View web page

Keen, C., Kinner, S., A., Borschmann, R. and Young, J., T. (2020). Comparing the predictive capability of self-report and medically-verified non-fatal overdose in adults released from prison: A prospective data linkage study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 206. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107742 [RJ1568] View web page

Keen, C., Young, J., T., Borschmann, R. and Kinner, S., A. (2020). Non-fatal overdose after release from prison: A prospective data linkage study. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 206. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107707 [RJ1549] View web page

Kinner, S., A., Young, J., T., Snow, K., Southalan, L., Lopez-Acuña, D., Ferreira-Borges, C. and O'Moore, É. (2020). Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19. The Lancet Public Health, 5, (4), pp. e188-e189. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(20)30058-X [RJ1597] View web page

McLeod, K., Butler, A., Young, J., T., Southaland, L., Borschmann, R., Sturup-Toft, S., Dirkzwager, A., J., Dolan, K., Acheampong, L., K., Topp, S., M., Martin, R., E. and Kinner, S., A. (2020). Global prison healthcare governance and health equity: A critical lack of evidence. American Journal of Public Health. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2019.305465 [RJ1551] View web page

Young, J., T. and Hughes, N. (2020). Traumatic brain injury and homelessness: from prevalence to prevention. The Lancet Public Health, 5, (1), pp. e4-e5. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(19)30225-7 [RJ1548] View web page

Young, J., T., Borschmann, R., Heffernan, E., Spittal, M., J., Brophy, L., Ogloff, J., R., Moran, P., Armstrong, G., Preen, D., B. and Kinner, S., A. (2020). Contact with mental health services after acute care for self-harm among adults released from prison: A prospective data linkage study. Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior. DOI: 10.1111/sltb.12639 [RJ1604] View web page

Young, J., T., Borschmann, R., Preen, D., B., Spittal, M., J., Brophy, L., Wang, E., A., Heffernan, E. and Kinner, S., A. (2020). Age-specific incidence of injury-related hospital contact after release from prison: a prospective data-linkage study. Injury Prevention, 26, (3), pp. 204-214. DOI: 10.1136/injuryprev-2018-043092 [RJ1478] View web page

Butler, A., Love, A., D., Young, J., T. and Kinner, S., A. (2019). Frequent attendance to the emergency department after release from prison: a prospective data linkage study. Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research. DOI: 10.1007/s11414-019-09685-1 [RJ1550] View web page

Catchpool, M., Knight, J., Young, J., T., Clarke, P., Barrington, M., J., Choong, P., F. and Dowsey, M., M. (2019). Opioid use prior to elective surgery is strongly associated with persistent use following surgery: An analysis of 14,354 Medicare patients. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery. DOI: 10.1111/ans.15492 [RJ1539] View web page

Crilly, J., Johnston, A., N., Wallis, M., Polong-Brown, J., Heffernan, E., Fitzgerald, G., Young, J., T. and Kinner, S., A. (2019). Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patient presentations to the emergency department via police: A scoping review. Emergency Medicine Australasia. DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13300 [RJ1477] View web page

Johnston, A., N., Spencer, M., Wallis, M., Kinner, S., A., Broadbent, M., Young, J., T., Heffernan, E., Fitzgerald, G., Bosley, E., Keijzers, G., Scuffham, P., Zhang, P., Martin-Khan, M. and Crilly, J. (2019). Interventions for people presenting to emergency departments with a mental health problem: A systematic scoping review. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 31, (5), pp. 715-729. DOI: 10.1111/1742-6723.13335 [RJ1488] View web page

Kaye, S., Ramos-Quiroga, J., van de Glind, G., Levin, F., R., Faraone, S., V., Allsop, S., Degenhardt, L., Moggi, F., Barta, C., Konstenius, M., Franck, J., Skutle, A., Bu, E., H., Koeter, M., W., Demetrovics, Z., Kapitány-Fövény, M., Schoevers, R., A., van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen, K., Carpentier, P., Dom, G., Verspreet, S., Crunelle, C., L., Young, J., T., Carruthers, S., Cassar, J., Fatséas, M., Auriacombe, M., Johnson, B., Dunn, M., Slobodin, O. and van den Brink, W. (2019). Persistence and subtype stability of ADHD among substance use disorder treatment seekers. Journal of Attention Disorders, 23, (12), pp. 1438-1453. DOI: 10.1177/1087054716629217 [RJ1195] View web page

Marynowski-Traczyk, D., Broadbent, M., Kinner, S., A., Fitzgerald, G., Heffernan, E., Johnston, A., N., Young, J., T., Keijzers, G., Scuffham, P., Bosley, E., Martin-Khan, M., Zhang, P. and Crilly, J. (2019). Mental health presentations to the emergency department: A perspective on the involvement of social support networks. Australasian Emergency Care, 22, (3), pp. 162-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.auec.2019.06.002 [RJ1502] View web page

McKetin, R., Leung, J., Stockings, E., Huo, Y., Foulds, J., Lappin, J., M., Cumming, C., Arunogiri, S., Young, J., T., Sara, G., Farrell, M. and Degenhardt, L. (2019). Mental health outcomes associated with of the use of amphetamines: A systematic review and meta-analysis. EClinicalMedicine. DOI: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.09.014 [RJ1537] View web page

Spittal, M., J., Forsyth, S., Borschmann, R., Young, J., T. and Kinner, S., A. (2019). Modifiable risk factors for external cause mortality after release from prison: a nested case–control study. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, 28, (2), pp. 224-233. DOI: 10.1017/S2045796017000506 [RJ1363] View web page

Willoughby, M., Biondo, S. and Young, J., T. (2019). Improving health and preventing mortality: Homelessness, criminal justice involvement and substance use issues. Parity, 32, (6), pp. 17-21. [RJ1553] View web page

Young, J., T., Puljević, C., Love, A., D., Janca, E., K., Segan, C., J., Baird, D., Whiffen, R., Pappos, S., Bell, E. and Kinner, S., A. (2019). Staying Quit After Release (SQuARe) trial protocol: a randomised controlled trial of a multicomponent intervention to maintain smoking abstinence after release from smoke-free prisons in Victoria, Australia. BMJ Open. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027307 [RJ1489] View web page

Borschmann, R., Young, J., T., Moran, P., Spittal, M., J. and Kinner, S., A. (2018). Self-harm in the criminal justice system: a public health opportunity. The Lancet Public Health, 3, (1), pp. e10–e11. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30243-8 [RJ1401] View web page

Butler, A., Young, J., T., Kinner, S., A. and Borschmann, R. (2018). Self-harm and suicidal behaviour among incarcerated adults in the Australian Capital Territory. Health & Justice, 6, (13). DOI: 10.1186/s40352-018-0071-8 [RJ1451] View web page

Kinner, S., A. and Young, J., T. (2018). Understanding and improving the health of people who experience incarceration: An overview and synthesis. Epidemiologic Reviews. DOI: 10.1093/epirev/mxx018 [RJ1423] View web page

Young, J., T., Davis, F., J., Wardale, S., Vassos, M., van Dooren, K., Nankervis, K. and Lennox, N. (2018). Severity of cognitive disability and mental health court determinations about fitness to stand trial. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 62, (2), pp. 126-139. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12468 [RJ1402] View web page

Young, J., T., Heffernan, E., Borschmann, R., Ogloff, J., R., Spittal, M., J., Kouyoumdjian, F., G., Preen, D., B., Butler, A., Brophy, L., Crilly, J. and Kinner, S., A. (2018). Dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorder and injury in adults recently released from prison: a prospective cohort study. The Lancet Public Health. DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30052-5 [RJ1422] View web page

Borschmann, R., Young, J., T., Moran, P., Spittal, M., J., Heffernan, E., Mok, K. and Kinner, S., A. (2017). Ambulance attendances resulting from self-harm after release from prison: a prospective data linkage study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 52, (10), pp. 1295-1305. DOI: 10.1007/s00127-017-1383-z [RJ1338] View web page

Borschmann, R., Young, J., T., Moran, P., Spittal, M., J., Snow, K., Mok, K. and Kinner, S., A. (2017). Accuracy and predictive value of incarcerated adults' accounts of their self-harm histories: findings from an Australian prospective data linkage study. CMAJ Open, 5, (3), pp. E694-E701. DOI: 10.9778/cmajo.20170058 [RJ1362] View web page

Love, A., D., Kinner, S., A. and Young, J., T. (2017). Social environment and hospitalisation after release from prison: A prospective cohort study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14, (11), pp. 1406-1420. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14111406 [RJ1387] View web page

Young, J., T., Cumming, C., van Dooren, K., Lennox, N., Alati, R., Spittal, M., J., Brophy, L., Preen, D., B. and Kinner, S., A. (2017). Intellectual disability and patient activation after release from prison: a prospective cohort study. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12349 [RJ1298] View web page

Cumming, C., Troeung, L., Young, J., T., Kelty, E. and Preen, D., B. (2016). Barriers to accessing methamphetamine treatment: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 168, pp. 263-273. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.10.001 [RJ1266] View web page

Kinner, S., A., Harvey, C., Hamilton, B., Brophy, L., Roper, C., McSherry, B. and Young, J., T. (2016). Attitudes towards seclusion and restraint in mental health settings: findings from a large, community-based survey of consumers, carers and mental health professionals. Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. DOI: 10.1017/S2045796016000585 [RJ1258] View web page

Winter, R., Young, J., T., Stoove, M., A., Agius, P., Hellard, M. and Kinner, S., A. (2016). Resumption of injecting drug use following release from prison in Australia. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 168, pp. 104–111. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.08.640 [RJ1262] View web page

Young, J., T., Butt, J., C., Hersi, A., Mohamed, D., H. and Tohow, A. (2016). Khat dependence, use patterns, and health consequences in Australia: An exploratory study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 77, (2), pp. 343-348. DOI: 10.15288/jsad.2016.77.343 [RJ1213] View web page

Young, J., T., van Dooren, K., Claudio, F., Cumming, C. and Lennox, N. (2016). Transition from prison for people with intellectual disability: A qualitative study of service professionals. Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice, 528. [RJ1287] View web page

Kinner, S., A., Young, J., T. and Carroll, M. (2015). The pivotal role of primary care in meeting the health needs of people recently released from prison. Australasian Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1177/1039856215613008 [RJ1143] View web page

van Dooren, K., Young, J., T., Blackburn, C. and Claudio, F. (2015). Substance use interventions for people with intellectual disability transitioning out of prison. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 39, (4), pp. 397. DOI: 10.1111/1753-6405.12377 [RJ1091] View web page

Young, J., T., Carruthers, S., Kaye, S., Allsop, S., Gilsenan, J., Degenhardt, L., van de Glind, G., van den Brink, W. and Preen, D., B. (2015). Comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and substance use disorder complexity and chronicity in treatment-seeking adults. Drug and Alcohol Review, 34, (6), pp. 683-693. DOI: 10.1111/dar.12249 [RJ1008] View web page

Young, J., T., Arnold-Reed, D., Preen, D., B., Bulsara, M., Lennox, N. and Kinner, S., A. (2015). Early primary care physician contact and health service utilisation in a large sample of recently released ex-prisoners in Australia: prospective cohort study. BMJ Open. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008021 [RJ1092] View web page

Young, J., T., van Dooren, K., Lennox, N., Butler, T. and Kinner, S., A. (2015). Inter-rater reliability of the Hayes Ability Screening Index in a sample of Australian prisoners. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research. DOI: 10.1111/jir.12198 [RJ1088] View web page

Kaye, S., Gilsenan, J., Young, J., T., Carruthers, S., Allsop, S., Degenhardt, L., van de Glind, G. and van den Brink, W. (2014). Risk behaviours among substance use disorder treatment seekers with and without adult ADHD symptoms. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 144, pp. 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2014.08.008 [RJ1006] View web page

Snow, K., Young, J., T., Preen, D., B., Lennox, N. and Kinner, S., A. (2014). Incidence and correlates of hepatitis C virus infection in a large cohort of prisoners who have injected drugs. BMC Public Health, 14, pp. 830. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-830 [RJ1028] View web page

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