Dr Jesse Young is an early career researcher specialising in psychiatric epidemiology with leading expertise in data linkage methodology. He is currently employed as a NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow in the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at The University of Melbourne, and as a Senior Research Officer at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
He also holds Adjunct positions at the School of Population and Global Health at the University of Western Australia and at the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University. Since 2013, Dr Young has attracted over $1.5M (AUD) in competitive grant funding: $1.3M as a Chief Investigator and $251,000 as an Associate Investigator. He has authored a scientific book chapter, federal reports and 48 peer-reviewed publications, with a further 8 articles currently under review in international journals. He is a member of the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare’s National Prisoner Health Information Committee and Technical Expert Group, guiding the world-leading surveillance system for health of justice-involved adults. He has discussed his research on national TV and radio in Australia and internationally. He has led reports commissioned by state/national government departments; acted as Session and Panel Chair and presented his research findings at international conferences; presented his research by invitation to national government committees, prison/health Ministers across the Asia-Pacific region, health and correctional authorities, stakeholders, and service providers; and lectured by invitation at universities nationally and internationally. His research has been cited in, and informed, national and international guidelines for the treatment of substance use disorder, the prevention of overdose, and access to health services for people released from prison.
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FEATURED Journal article
International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder.Read more
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High prevalence of health and social risk behaviours among men experiencing suicidal thoug..
Reducing Health Disparities And Preventable Deaths In Young People And Adults Who Come Int..
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International Consensus Statement for the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Adolescents with Concurrent Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Substance Use Disorder.
Heval Özgen, Renske Spijkerman, Moritz Noack, Martin Holtmann, Arnt SA Schellekens, Geurt van de Glind, Tobias Banaschewski, Csaba Barta, Alex Begeman, Miguel Casas, Cleo L Crunelle, Constanza Daigre Blanco, Søren Dalsgaard, Zsolt Demetrovics, Jacomine den Boer, Geert Dom, Valsamma Eapen, Stephen V Faraone, Johan Franck, Rafael A González, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | European Addiction Research
BACKGROUND: Childhood attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a risk factor for substance misuse and substance use diso..
High prevalence of health and social risk behaviours among men experiencing suicidal thoughts and behaviour: The imperative to undertake holistic assessments
Gregory Armstrong, Tilahun Haregu, Eric D Caine, Jesse T Young, Matthew J Spittal, Anthony F Jorm
Journal article | 2020 | Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine whether suicidal thoughts and behaviour were independently associated with a wide range of health a..
Pre-existing mental disorder, clinical profile, inpatient services and costs in people hospitalised following traumatic spinal injury: a whole population record linkage study.
Lisa Nicole Sharwood, Taneal Wiseman, Emma Tseris, Kate Curtis, Bharat Vaikuntam, Ashley Craig, Jesse Young
Journal article | 2020 | Injury Prevention
BACKGROUND: Risk of traumatic injury is increased in individuals with mental illness, substance use disorder and dual diagnosis (m..
Contact with Mental Health Services After Acute Care for Self-Harm Among Adults Released from Prison: A Prospective Data Linkage Study
Jesse T Young, Rohan Borschmann, Ed Heffernan, Matthew J Spittal, Lisa Brophy, James RP Ogloff, Paul Moran, Gregory Armstrong, David B Preen, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2020 | Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
OBJECTIVE: To determine the care pathway and rate and predictors of mental health care contact within seven days of discharge from..
Global Prison Health Care Governance and Health Equity: A Critical Lack of Evidence
Katherine E McLeod, Amanda Butler, Jesse T Young, Louise Southalan, Rohan Borschmann, Sunita Sturup-Toft, Anja Dirkzwager, Kate Dolan, Lawrence Kofi Acheampong, Stephanie M Topp, Ruth Elwood Martin, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2020 | American Journal of Public Health
The large and growing population of people who experience incarceration makes prison health an essential component of public healt..
Health, social and criminal justice factors associated with dual diagnosis among incarcerated adults in Brazil and Australia: a cross-national comparison
Rohan Borschmann, Maira M dos Santos, Jesse T Young, Sergio B Andreoli, Alexander D Love, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2020 | SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHIATRIC EPIDEMIOLOGY
PURPOSE: To estimate the prevalence of dual diagnosis and identify health, social and criminal justice factors associated with dua..
Non-fatal drug overdose after release from prison: A prospective data linkage study
Claire Keen, Jesse T Young, Rohan Borschmann, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2020 | DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE
BACKGROUND: Adults released from prison are at increased risk of poor health outcomes and preventable mortality, including from ov..
The Mortality After Release from Incarceration Consortium (MARIC): Protocol for a multi-national, individual participant data meta-analysis
Rohan Borschmann, Holly Tibble, Matthew J Spittal, David Preen, Jane Pirkis, Sarah Larney, David L Rosen, Jesse T Young, Alexander D Love, Frederick L Altice, Ingrid A Binswanger, Anne Bukten, Tony Butler, Zheng Chang, Chuan-Yu Chen, Thomas Clausen, Peer Brehm Christensen, Gabriel J Culbert, Louisa Degenhardt, Anja JE Dirkzwager, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | International Journal of Population Data Science
Introduction : More than 30 million adults are released from incarceration globally each year. Many experience complex physical an..
Comparing the predictive capability of self-report and medically-verified non-fatal overdose in adults released from prison: A prospective data linkage study
Claire Keen, Stuart A Kinner, Rohan Borschmann, Jesse T Young
Journal article | 2020 | DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE
BACKGROUND: Self-reported non-fatal overdose (NFOD) is a predictor of future overdose and is often used to target overdose prevent..
Frequent Attendance to the Emergency Department after Release from Prison: a Prospective Data Linkage Study
Amanda Butler, Alexander D Love, Jesse T Young, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2019 | The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
The aim of this paper was to identify characteristics and predictors of frequent emergency department (ED) use among people releas..
Mental health outcomes associated with of the use of amphetamines: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Rebecca McKetin, Janni Leung, Emily Stockings, Yan Huo, James Foulds, Julia M Lappin, Craig Cumming, Shalini Arunogiri, Jesse T Young, Grant Sara, Michael Farrell, Louisa Degenhardt
Journal article | 2019 | EClinicalMedicine
Background: The use of amphetamines is a global public health concern. We summarise global data on use of amphetamines and mental ..
MENTAL HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF METHAMPHETAMINE USE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW AND META-ANALYSIS
Rebecca McKetin, Janni Leung, Emily Stockings, Phoebe Huo, James Foulds, Julia Lappin, Craig Cumming, Shalini Arunogiri, Jesse Young, Grant Sara, Michael Farrell, Louisa Degenhardt
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW
Opioid use prior to elective surgery is strongly associated with persistent use following surgery: an analysis of 14 354 Medicare patients
Max Catchpool, Josh Knight, Jesse T Young, Philip Clarke, Michael J Barrington, Peter FM Choong, Michelle M Dowsey
Journal article | 2019 | ANZ JOURNAL OF SURGERY
BACKGROUND: Persistent opioid use following total joint replacement (TJR) surgery is common; however, the association between pre-..
Persistence and Subtype Stability of ADHD Among Substance Use Disorder Treatment Seekers
Sharlene Kaye, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Geurt van de Glind, Frances R Levin, Stephen V Faraone, Steve Allsop, Louisa Degenhardt, Franz Moggi, Csaba Barta, Maija Konstenius, Johan Franck, Arvid Skutle, Eli-Torild Bu, Maarten WJ Koeter, Zsolt Demetrovics, Mate Kapitany-Foeveny, Robert A Schoevers, Katelijne van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen, Pieter-Jan Carpentier, Geert Dom, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Attention Disorders
OBJECTIVE: To examine ADHD symptom persistence and subtype stability among substance use disorder (SUD) treatment seekers. METHOD:..
Mental health presentations to the emergency department: A perspective on the involvement of social support networks
Donna Marynowski-Traczyk, Marc Broadbent, Stuart A Kinner, Gerard FitzGerald, Ed Heffernan, Amy Johnston, Jesse T Young, Gerben Keijzers, Paul Scuffham, Emma Bosley, Melinda Martin-Khan, Ping Zhang, Julia Crilly
Journal article | 2019 | Australasian Emergency Care
The involvement of families, carers and significant others (i.e. social support networks) has a positive corollary for a person ex..
Review article: Clinical characteristics and outcomes of patient presentations to the emergency department via police: A scoping review
Julia Crilly, Amy NB Johnston, Marianne Wallis, Josea Polong-Brown, Ed Heffernan, Gerard Fitzgerald, Jesse T Young, Stuart Kinner
Journal article | 2019 | Emergency Medicine Australasia
People brought in by police (BIBP) to the ED are a potentially vulnerable group. This narrative scoping review aimed to identify, ..
Review article: Interventions for people presenting to emergency departments with a mental health problem: A systematic scoping review
Amy NB Johnston, Melinda Spencer, Marianne Wallis, Stuart A Kinner, Marc Broadbent, Jesse T Young, Ed Heffernan, Gerry Fitzgerald, Emma Bosley, Gerben Keijzers, Paul Scuffham, Ping Zhang, Melinda Martin-Khan, Julia Crilly
Journal article | 2019 | Emergency Medicine Australasia
Staying Quit After Release (SQuARe) trial protocol: a randomised controlled trial of a multicomponent intervention to maintain smoking abstinence after release from smoke- free prisons in Victoria, Australia
Jesse T Young, Cheneal Puljevic, Alexander D Love, Emilia K Janca, Catherine J Segan, Donita Baird, Rachel Whiffen, Stan Pappos, Emma Bell, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Open
The Nature and Cost of Readmissions after Work-Related Traumatic Spinal Injuries in New South Wales, Australia
Lisa N Sharwood, Holger Moller, Jesse T Young, Bharat Vaikuntam, Rebecca Q Ivers, Tim Driscoll, James W Middleton
Journal article | 2019 | International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Age-specific incidence of injury-related hospital contact after release from prison: a prospective data-linkage study.
Jesse T Young, Rohan Borschmann, David B Preen, Matthew J Spittal, Lisa Brophy, Emily A Wang, Ed Heffernan, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2019 | Injury Prevention
BACKGROUND: In population studies, the risk of injury declines after early adulthood. It is unclear if a similar age difference in..
Self-harm and suicidal behaviour among incarcerated adults in the Australian Capital Territory.
Amanda Butler, Jesse T Young, Stuart A Kinner, Rohan Borschmann
Journal article | 2018 | Health Justice
BACKGROUND: Suicide is the leading cause of death in prisons worldwide. Improved understanding of the factors associated with suic..
Dual diagnosis of mental illness and substance use disorder and injury in adults recently released from prison: a prospective cohort study
Jesse T Young, Ed Heffernan, Rohan Borschmann, James RP Ogloff, Matthew J Spittal, Fiona G Kouyoumdjian, David B Preen, Amanda Butler, Lisa Brophy, Julia Crilly, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2018 | LANCET PUBLIC HEALTH
Attitudes towards seclusion and restraint in mental health settings: findings from a large, community-based survey of consumers, carers and mental health professionals
SA Kinner, C Harvey, B Hamilton, L Brophy, C Roper, B McSherry, JT Young
Journal article | 2017 | EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES
Accuracy and predictive value of incarcerated adults' accounts of their self-harm histories: findings froman Australian prospective data linkage study.
Rohan Borschmann, Jesse T Young, Paul Moran, Matthew J Spittal, Kathryn Snow, Katherine Mok, Stuart A Kinner
Journal article | 2017 | CMAJ Open
BACKGROUND: Self-harm is prevalent in prison populations and is a well-established risk factor for suicide. Researchers typically ..
Perinatal maternal alcohol consumption and methylation of the dopamine receptor DRD4 in the offspring: the Triple B study
Peter D Fransquet, Delyse Hutchinson, Craig A Olsson, Judy Wilson, Steve Allsop, Jake Najman, Elizabeth Elliott, Richard P Mattick, Richard Saffery, Joanne Ryan, Rosa Alati, Brandi Baylock, Lauren Bell, Elissa Bowey, Annie Bleeker, Apo Demirkol, Genevive Eckstein, David Fergusson, Thea Gumbert, Helen Gunn, et al.
Journal article | 2016 | ENVIRONMENTAL EPIGENETICS
SLEEP PROBLEMS AMONGST RISKY DRINKING AUSTRALIAN ADOLESCENTS
Tina Lam, Rowan Ogeil, Olivia Williams-Wyss, Jesse Young, Alexandra Aiken, Lucinda Burns, Tanya Chikritzhs, William Gilmore, Belinda Lloyd, Dan I Lubman, Richard P Mattick, Simon Lenton, James Wilson, Steve Allsop
Conference Proceedings | 2016 | DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW
Comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and substance use disorder complexity and chronicity in treatment-seeking adults
Jesse Tyler Young, Susan Carruthers, Sharlene Kaye, Steve Allsop, Joanne Gilsenan, Louisa Degenhardt, Geurt van de Glind, Wim van den Brink, David Preen
Journal article | 2015 | DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW
Risk Factors for Borderline Personality Disorder in Treatment Seeking Patients with a Substance Use Disorder: An International Multicenter Study
Manuela Wapp, Geurt van de Glind, Katelijne van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen, Geert Dom, Sofie Verspreet, Pieter Jan Carpentier, Josep Antoni Ramos-Quiroga, Arvid Skutle, Eli-Torlid Bu, Johan Franck, Maija Konstenius, Sharlene Kaye, Zsolt Demetrovics, Csaba Barta, Melina Fatseas, Marc Auriacombe, Brian Johnson, Stephen V Faraone, Frances R Levin, Steve Allsop, et al.
Journal article | 2015 | EUROPEAN ADDICTION RESEARCH
Psychiatric comorbidity in treatment-seeking substance use disorder patients with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: results of the IASP study
Katelijne vanEmmerik-van Oortmerssen, Geurt van de Glind, Maarten WJ Koeter, Steve Allsop, Marc Auriacombe, Csaba Barta, Eli Torild H Bu, Yuliya Burren, Pieter-Jan Carpentier, Susan Carruthers, Miguel Casas, Zsolt Demetrovics, Geert Dom, Stephen V Faraone, Melina Fatseas, Johan Franck, Brian Johnson, Mate Kapitany-Foeveny, Sharlene Kaye, Maija Konstenius, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Addiction
Variability in the prevalence of adult ADHD in treatment seeking substance use disorder patients: Results from an international multi-center study exploring DSM-IV and DSM-5 criteria
Geurt van de Glind, Maija Konstenius, Maarten WJ Koeter, Katelijne van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen, Pieter-Jan Carpentier, Sharlene Kaye, Louisa Degenhardt, Arvid Skutle, Johan Franck, Eli-Torild Bu, Franz Moggi, Geert Dom, Sofie Verspreet, Zsolt Demetrovics, Mate Kapitany-Foveny, Melina Fatseas, Marc Auriacombe, Arild Schillinger, Merete Moller, Brian Johnson, et al.
Journal article | 2014 | Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Validity of the Adult ADHD Self-Report Scale (ASRS) as a screener for adult ADHD in treatment seeking substance use disorder patients
Geurt van de Glind, Wim van den Brink, Maarten WJ Koeter, Pieter-Jan Carpentier, Katelijne van Emmerik-van Oortmerssen, Sharlene Kaye, Arvid Skutle, Eli-Torild H Bu, Johan Franck, Maija Konstenius, Franz Moggi, Geert Dom, Sofie Verspreet, Zsolt Demetrovics, Mate Kapitany-Foeveny, Melina Fatseas, Marc Auriacombe, Arild Schillinger, Andrea Seitz, Brian Johnson, et al.
Journal article | 2013 | Drug and Alcohol Dependence
The International ADHD in Substance Use Disorders Prevalence (IASP) study: background, methods and study population
Geurt Van De Glind, Katelijne Van Emmerik-Van Oortmerssen, Pieter Jan Carpentier, Frances R Levin, Maarten WJ Koeter, Csaba Barta, Sharlene Kaye, Arvid Skutle, Johan Franck, Maija Konstenius, Eli-Torild Bu, Franz Moggi, Geert Dom, Zolt Demetrovics, Melina Fatseas, Arild Schillinger, Mate Kapitany-Foeveny, Sofie Verspreet, Andrea Seitz, Brian Johnson, et al.
Journal article | 2013 | International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Higher Education Rising Star 2020
Head’s Award for Excellence in Doctoral Research
Open Access Publication Scheme
Best Published Paper by a PhD Candidate
Top Institutional Reviewer Award (Overall) - Top 10 percent of researchers for Pre-publication Peer Reviews for The University of Melbourne
Sentinal of Science Award - Top 10 Percent of Researchers Contributing to the Peer Review in the Field of Medicine
Junior Investigator Scholarship
SMHR Best Overall Poster Presentation
Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS)
Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS)
Konrad Jamrozik Prize for Excellence in the Master of Public Health (MPH)
School of Population Health Postgraduate Student Association Prize for Excellence in the Master of Public Health Coursework Program
Research Fellow: Justice Health Program
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
Expert Advisory Panel
Western Australian Disability Justice Services, WA Department of Health
International Adhd And Substance Use Disorder Prevalence (Iasp) Research Group
International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse (ICASA) Foundation
Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology)
University of Melbourne
Masters of Public Health with Distinction
The University of Western Australia
Bachelors of Science with Distinction (Psychology)
University of Victoria