Samuel Younkin



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An Assistant Research Scientist, Samuel Younkin is the lead programmer and analyst
for the Global Health Institute’s Health-Oriented Transportation (HOT) Initiative. His research models the health and environmental
benefits of increasing active forms of transportation – such as walking
and cycling – among populations in the U.S. and abroad. Younkin joined GHI in
2016 with a decade of experience in the analysis of complex health data,
including a postdoctoral fellowship in Biostatistics at the Johns
Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, graduate study in applied
math and statistics, and supporting genetic analyses of Alzheimer’s
Disease at the Mayo Clinic. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetic Epidemiology from
Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
from Brown University. An avid fan of chess, Younkin is the proud father of
two young children who can name all of the pieces.