MEREDITH YOUNG, PhD, is Co-Investigator of the MEDEC Lab.
Dr. Young is an Assistant Professor at the Centre for Medical Education and the Department of Medicine at McGill University. She earned her PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University, studying how individuals (with and without medical expertise) think through a variety of complex problems in medicine. More specifically, she studied the intersection of more intuitive decision making and more structured, rule-based reasoning.
Research methods: Cognitive psychology, behavioural economics, observational studies, assessment studies (including generalizability analyses), biostatistics, educational psychology and intervention studies, among others.
Current research interests: Medical decision making, clinical reasoning, decision making across the lifespan and expertise, how to effectively assess trainees, and factors that influence public perceptions of health.