025: Dr. Lauretta Young (Conference Talk)

Lauretta Young MD has held various clinical and administrative roles for the Kaiser Psychiatry Dept., including physician hiring director, residency training director, head of consult service, quality management director, and chief of the department of over 250 clinicians. While with Kaiser, she developed and administered a wide range of mental health services which won several national quality awards.

Having retired from Kaiser in 2009, Lauretta now teaches at PSU in Community Health and does consulting work as an expert witness. She holds a BS in general science from OSU, an MD from OHSU and is board certified in psychiatry and neurology. Lauretta is also currently the Director of the Integrative Self-Care Initiative for Students at OHSU, where she has initiated programs to encourage OHSU students to practice floatation therapy.

Most recently, Lauretta has been hired to be the Chief Medical Officer for Health Republic Insurance, and in 2014, she presented her plans for integrating float tanks into health insurance as a form of preventative medicine.

Dr. Young also appears in Episode 2 of the Float Conference Podcast.