Toddchelle Young (C’12)

Georgetown University Designing the Future(s)

Director of Research

Toddchelle Young has been involved in harm reduction outreach, HIV/AIDS and breast cancer research, and research on sustainable payment models for community health workers, as well as her most recent international health work assisting with tuberculosis (TB) stigma research in South Africa. In mid-2018, she transitioned from working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to Georgetown University as director of research in the Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative and the Hub for Equity and Innovation in Higher Education (better known as the Red House).

Young is inspired by opportunities to combat health disparities in public health research and medicine, and is currently preparing to apply to medical school. In her constant pursuit to promote cultural competency and progressive domestic clinical care, she engages her interests in the social determinants of health and health disparities, while also building on her interests in data analytics and diversity and inclusion in scientific research and higher education. Along with her personal interests, she founded novelTY Strategies, LLC, a consultancy firm that assists non-profits, small businesses, and individuals with project management, data analysis, personal and professional development and brand strategy, and motivational speaking.

Young graduated from Georgetown University with her bachelor of arts in sociology with a population health certificate, and received her master's in public health in sociomedical sciences with a social determinants of health certificate from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. She serves as the National Premedical Board Member of the Student National Medical Association (SNMA). Along with SNMA, she is a member of the American Public Health Association (APHA). Young is from New Haven, Connecticut and currently resides in Maryland.