Alyson Myers, MD

Medical Director, Inpatient Diabetes, North Shore University Hospital, Northwell Health

Assistant Professor, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Phone: (516) 708-2540
Email: amyers@northwell.edu

About the Investigator

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 Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. 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.

Research Focus

Diabetes and Depression

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.

Metabolic Syndrome in patients treated with antipsychotic medications

Understanding the effects of various medications on the metabolic profile of patients treated with antipsychotic medications.

Use of tele health in persons with diabetes

Lab Members

Aditya Bissoonauth
Research Coordinator

Education

SUNY Downstate
Degree: MD
2005

University of Virginia
Degree: BA
2000

Honors and Awards

2015 Invited to JDRF PEAK – T1D Performance in Exercise and Knowledge, Chicago, IL
2014 Patient Safety Champion Award, North Shore University Hospital
2014 FOKANA Women’s Forum Award to Dedicated Service in the Indian Community During Women’s History Month
2013, 2015 Nominated for the President’s Award for Teamwork, North Shore-LIJ Health System
2012 Young Investigator Award, Women in Endocrinology (WE), Travel Grant for the Endocrine Society Meeting
2012 Fellow in Academic Career Travel Award, National Institute of Heath-National Medical Association, Travel Grant to participate in the Fellows Research Track Training
2011 Clinical Fellows Grant Recipient and Clinical Case Presenter, American Thyroid Association
2008-2009 Chief Resident, Combined Residency in Internal Medicine/Psychiatry, Rush University Medical Center
2004, 2005 Travel Scholarship, American Psychiatric Association Travel Scholarship for Institute of Psychiatric Services Meeting
2002-2003 Semi-Finalist, National Medical Fellowship Research Scholarship
2001-2005 President’s Scholarship, SUNY Downstate, Academic tuition scholarship
1999 Member of President’s List, Al-Akhawayn University

Publications
  1. Myers AK. “The importance of a Psychosocial Evaluation.” Endo Careers Magazine. (2,4:6) Manalapan, NJ.
  2. Kim T, Kline M, Hasse AM, Myers AK. 2015. “Assessing Patient Satisfaction of Providers’ Adherence to Inpatient Management with Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) Policy: A Cross-Sectional Study.” Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism. (6, 619:2) Foster City, California.
  3. Galindo RJ, Yoon J, Devoe C, Myers AK. 2015. “PEG-Asparaginase Induced Hypertriglyceridemia in patients with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia.” Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism. (In Press)
  4. Myers AK. 2015. “Letter to the Editor: Eruptive Xanthoma.” Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. (82, 8:473) Lyndhurst, Ohio.
  5. Myers AK. 2014.” Starting a Career in Research.” Endo Careers Magazine. (1, 3:4) Manalapan, NJ.
  6. Warden D, Trivedi MH, Carmody T, Toups M, Zisook S, Lesser I, Myers AK et al,. 2014. “Adherence to Antidepressant Combinations and Monotherapy for Major Depressive Disorder: A CO-MED Report of Measurement Based Care.” (20, 2:118-32) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Journal of Psychiatric Practice.
  7. Myers AK, Grannemann B, Lingvay I, Trivedi MH. 2013. “Depression and History of Suicide Attempts in Adults with New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes.” (38,11:2810-2814) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Psychoneuroendocrinology.
  8. Toups M, Myers AK, Wisniewski SR, Kurian B et al. 2013. “Relationship Between Obesity and Depression: Characteristics and Treatment Outcomes with Antidepressant Medication.” (75, 9:863-72) Maclean, Virginia: Psychosomatic Medicine.
  9. Myers AK, Trivedi MH. 2013. “The Effect Antidepressant Therapy on Blood Pressure and Heart Rate Variability: A Review.” (48,1:1-8) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Psychopharm Review.
  10. Myers A, Hatanpaa KJ, Madden C, Lingvay I. 2011. “Case Report: Thyrotropin Stimulating Hormone Secreting Adenoma in a Patient with Primary Hypothyroidism.” (17, 6:e135-e139). Birmingham, Alabama: Endocrine Practice.
  11. Williams A, Myers A. (1996). “Notable Black American Women, Book 2.” J.C. Smith (Ed.), Constance E. Clayton (pp. 94-96). Detroit, MI: Gale Research Publishing.

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