SDNP President-Elect

Melodie S. Young, MSN, A/GNP-C

Melodie is a Nurse Practitioner at Mindful Dermatology and a partner and sub-investigator with Modern Research Associates, both of Dallas, Texas.  She has been the Director of the Baylor Psoriasis Center and the National Psoriasis Tissue Bank, affiliated of the Baylor Health Care System. Melodie was the first non-physician to serve on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and a founding member of the International Psoriasis Council.  In addition, she has served as President of the Dermatology Nurses’ Association, Chair of the Dermatology NP Society, and served with the AANP dermatology special interest group.  She was among the first group to become a certified dermatology NP.  She has participated on numerous committees for the NPF, IPC, DNA, and the AAD related to psoriasis and photoresponsive disorders as well as NP practice.   Melodie has presented at National and International peer and patient conferences, and has numerous publications  in nursing, medical and scientific research journals.  She has also participated in more than 75 clinical trials and research projects.  Melodie obtained her BSN at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, received her MSN at the University of Texas, Arlington where she double majored in Adult and Geriatric Advanced Practice with an educator emphasis.