Sabrina Young

Research Agricultural Economist


Sabrina K. Young is a research agricultural economist in the Diet, Safety, and Health Economics Branch in the Food Economics Division. Her work focuses on diet, nutrition, and health. She also does research on food assistance and food insecurity.


Ph.D., Public Health (Health Policy and Administration), University of Illinois at Chicago, 2020
M.A., Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2011
B.A., Philosophy and Government, California State University-Sacramento, 2009

Professional Affiliations

Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
American Society of Health Economists
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
Southern Economics Association

Selected Publications

Young, S.K., A. Atwood, L. Allen, and N. Pauly. 2022. “The SNAP Cycle and Diabetes Management During a One-Time Change in Disbursement Schedule,” Diabetes Care 45(8):1735–1741.

Young, S.K., and Stewart, H. 2022. “U.S. Fruit and Vegetable Affordability on the Thrifty Food Plan Depends on Purchasing Power and Safety Net Supports,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19:2772.

Singleton, C.R., S.K. Young, N. Kessee, S.E. Springfield, and B. Sen. 2020. “Examining Disparities in Diet Quality Between SNAP Participants and Non-Participants Using Oaxaca-Blinder Decomposition Analysis,” Preventive Medicine Reports 101134.

Hanneke, R., and S.K. Young. 2017. “Information Sources for Obesity Prevention Policy Research: A Review of Systematic Reviews,” Systematic Reviews 6(1):156.

Piekarz-Porter, E., R.M. Schermbeck, J. Leider, S.K. Young, and J.F. Chriqui. 2017. “Working on Wellness: How Aligned are District Wellness Policies With the Soon-To-Be Implemented Federal Wellness Policy Requirements?” Chicago, IL: National Wellness Policy Study, Institute for Health Research and Policy.

Piekarz, E., R. Schermbeck, S.K. Young, J. Leider, M. Ziemann, J.F. Chriqui. 2016. “School District Wellness Policies: Evaluating Progress and Potential for Improving Children’s Health Eight Years After the Federal Mandate. School years 2006–07 through 2013–14,” Volume 4. Chicago, IL: Bridging the Gap Program and the National Wellness Policy Study, Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago.

Chriqui, J.F., S.K. Young, A. Eyler, S. Moreland-Russell, and R.C. Brownson, Public Health Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Prevention, Policy, and Public Health (85). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.