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Kenetra C. Young, PhD

Title: Public Health Program Director
Company: Henry Ford College
Location: Taylor, Michigan, United States

Kenetra C. Young, PhD, public health program director at Henry Ford College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in public health.

Dr. Young has cultivated a fulfilling career in the fields of health care and education. Specializing in public health and epidemiology, she has served as the public health program director at Henry Ford College since 2022. She previously held a similar leadership role at Development Centers in Detroit, Michigan, between 2021 and 2022, and she was a communicable disease program manager for the City of Detroit from 2017 to 2020. In her other professional endeavors, Dr. Young excelled as an adjunct health science instructor at Baker College from 2007 to 2018, and at the onset of her career, she was a medical technologist at the Detroit Medical Center from 2002 to 2011. As part of her dedication to her profession, she also remains active as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.

Prior to beginning her vocational journey, Dr. Young pursued a formal education, earning a Bachelor of Science in clinical laboratory science at Michigan State University in 2002. She subsequently continued her studies over the course of her career, earning two master’s level degrees before ultimately achieving a PhD in public health epidemiology at Walden University in 2013. Adjacent to her primary pursuits, she has also consistently served her community as a civic-minded citizen, regularly donating to Goodwill Industries International Inc. and The Salvation Army and volunteering with Forgotten Harvest. To commemorate her accomplishments, Dr. Young was honored with the Hometown Health Hero Award from the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services in 2018. In light of her fulfilling career, she has largely attributed her success to her resilience and devotion to creating a lasting legacy for her family.

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