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Integrating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: How to Change a Culture


Alyson K. Myers, MD

Sponsored by the Hans Lowenbach Memorial Fund Dr. Alyson Myers is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine at Montefiore/Albert Einstein in the Bronx. She also is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell, where she also served for as the medical director of inpatient diabetes for North Shore University Hospital from 2013-2021. 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 was selected 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 mood disorders and diabetes 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 conducted a feasibility study exploring the use of Telehealth for lifestyle modification and improved glycemic control in Black and Hispanic patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. She was co-awarded a Center for Diabetes Translational Research Grant in 2022 to further examine and improve the health outcomes of persons with Diabetic Foot Ulcers. Her goal is to lower the high rate of amputations of Black and Brown persons with diabetes in the Bronx by using multidisciplinary care and limb salvage techniques. Dr. Myers has several publications on the topics of diabetes disparities and diabetes technology. She has been a long-time reviewer for several journals including: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology and Diabetes Care. She is editor of an upcoming book on the topic of diabetes and COVID-19. She is an active member of the Endocrine Society as an abstract reviewer, the Publications committee, and a presenter for 2022 ExCEL Program. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including recognition on Doctor's Day for community service by Northwell Health in 2021. Link to join:; Passcode: 163722


Diversity/Inclusion, Health/Wellness, Lecture/Talk, Research