Dr. Alyson Myers is a Clinical Educator and Medical Director of Inpatient Diabetes at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, New York. She also is an Assistant Professor at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Myers attended the University of Virginia where she majored in French and minored in Chemistry. After college, she returned home to Queens, NY to teach junior high school math and science. A year later, she attended SUNY Downstate for medical school, where she was the four year recipient of the President’s Award Scholarship. She completed a five year combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL. During her fourth year, she served as chief resident. After residency, she completed an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern. During fellowship she received a T32 training grant in the area of mood disorders under the mentorship of Dr. Madhukar Trivedi.
In late 2015, Dr. Myers was accepted as an Empire Clinical Research Investigators Program (ECRIP) fellow. As an ECRIP fellow she is doing a feasibility study exploring the use of Tele Health for insulin initiation in Black and Hispanic patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. She has several publications on the topics of depression, diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia. She has been a reviewer for Minerva Endocrinologica, Diabetes Care and Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice. She has also reviewed abstracts for the Endocrine Society and has been a presenter for the Early Career Forum at the 2016 meeting.
Understanding the pathophysiology of these two diseases and how they interact. Also using psychotherapy or medical therapy to manage depressed mood in patients with diabetes.
Understanding the effects of various medications on the metabolic profile of patients treated with antipsychotic medications.
University of Virginia