Lauretta Young

Lauretta Young


Phone:  503-346-0375

Current Appointments
Adjunct Faculty, Division of Management
Director, Integrative Self-Care Initiative for Students at OHSU


BS (General Science), Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon,1973-1976, degree date—1977 (first year of medical school counted as senior credits for university graduation)
MD, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, Oregon 1976-1980

Lauretta Young, MD, is a 2009 retiree after 25 years of service at Kaiser Psychiatry Dept. During her tenure she held various clinical and administrative roles including physician hiring director, residency training director, head of consult service, quality management director, and then chief of the department of over 250 clinicians. She developed and administered a wide range of mental health services which won several national quality awards.

Since 2010 Lauretta has acted as Medical Director for the OHSU School of Medicine student resiliency program which has both interventional and research components. She previously taught in the Community Health program at Portland State University until 2014 when she took the role of Chief Medical Officer for Health Republic Insurance - a newly formed health co-op which aims to innovate healthcare delivery by changing the delivery of health insurance products.