Paul A. Young is NOVA's Executive Vice President and a Senior Program Director. Paul directs research, research support, and information technology and management studies for Federal and commercial clients. These include NIH R01 and R03 grants, research data coordination, management and analysis, clinical trial coordination and biostatistics support, and patient recruitment and assessment support, along with NOVA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) projects. He is NOVA’s Program Manager and a contract Assistant Program Manager for the National Center for Health Statistics, on the TRW contract for support to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Information Systems Support Services contract. This contract provides agency-wide information technology services. Paul supervises behavioral researchers, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, counselors, systems analysts, application and statistical programmers, database specialists, web application programmers, webmasters, technical writers, and data managers.
Paul has served as Director or P.I. on several CDC and NIH research support contracts, including the CDC National Center for HIV, STD, and HIV Prevention; National Cancer Institute, and National Institute on Drug Abuse encompassing HIV/AIDS prevention interventions, STD prevention, and drug abuse prevention targeted to adolescents and adults. He has also conducted contract research projects for DHHS, Office of Minority Health, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. His expertise includes technology assessment, applying information technologies to client needs, evaluation studies, technology transfer, information systems development, health care delivery systems evaluations, and implementation of program management systems.
Prior to co-founding NOVA, Paul conducted Department of Defense information systems evaluations and systems design and development studies for Logistics Management Institute; health care delivery systems evaluations and alternative use studies and DOD program management system studies for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co.; and developed MIS and application systems for Litton Industries, Computer Sciences Corporation, Planning Research Corporation, and IBM.
Paul has a BA degree in economics with a secondary major in chemistry from UCLA, an M.B.A in Organization Management and Communications from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from The Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health. His hobbies include photography, birding, and science fiction.