Emily Young, MD, joined the MU-COM clinical faculty in 2014 as assistant professor of pediatrics, and was promoted to associate professor in 2023. She is director of simulated clinical activities. She has board certification in both internal medicine and pediatrics. Her clinical interest is improving wellness in patients with economic barriers to receiving healthcare. For her efforts, Dr. Young received the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold foundation. Her academic interests are patient-centered interviewing and development of medical student clinical skills through simulated clinical encounters.