Samuel Younkin

Assistant Research Scientist


Ph.D., Genetic Epidemiology, Case Western Reserve University

Departments & Organizations

Health Oriented Transportation Initiative


1070 Medical Sciences Center


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.