AMP Webinar Series: "Inclusive Nutrition: Paving the Way for Health Equity"

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Please join the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: "Inclusive Nutrition: Paving the Way for Health Equity."


  • Describe the prevalence of diet-related chronic diseases in minority populations.

  • Empower health professionals to identify and address barriers to nutrition access and education in diverse communities.

  • Explore the relationship between inclusive nutrition strategies and health equity.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT

Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members $25 

Speaker: Constance Brown-Riggs, MSEd, RDN, CDCES, CDN

Constance Brown-Riggs—an award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist and certified diabetes care and education specialist, is the author of four diabetes-related books. Her latest books, Living Well with Diabetes 14 Day Devotional and The Diabetes Guide to Enjoying Foods of the World, received Hermès Gold Creative Awards in the international book competition.

Over the course of her career, Constance has established herself as an expert in nutrition, diabetes, and the cultural issues that impact the health and health care of people of color. She is not only versed in the science of medical nutrition but also has an active virtual nutrition counseling practice through which she sees patients. Her ability to translate her academic and clinical knowledge into clear, understandable terms has made her a nationally renowned, sought-after speaker, educator, and author. She is passionate about creating opportunities to spread the word about health and nutrition and developing educational tools that shorten the cultural distance between patients and healthcare providers. Every aspect of her work supports that mission.

You can learn more about her at

Moderator: Alyson Myers, MD

Dr. Alyson Myers is 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. 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 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 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 conducting 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. From 2014-2020, she also served as the Medical Director for Inpatient Diabetes at North Shore University Hospital.

She has several publications on the topics of diabetes disparities and diabetes technology. She has been a reviewer for several journals including, Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology and Diabetes Care. Also, she is an active member of the Endocrine Society as an abstract reviewer, and a presenter for 2022 ExCEL Program. Dr. Myers also serves on the American Board of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. She has received numerous awards and accolades, including being recognized on Doctor’s Day for community service by Northwell Health in 2021 and as Top Doctor of the Year by Professional Organization of Women Excellence Recognized (POWER) in 2019.

In her spare time, Dr. Myers enjoys volunteering in her community, travelling, watching movies, and going to the gym.

March 21st, 2024 from  5:00 PM to  6:00 PM
Phone: 800-544-6283
Event Fee(s)
Webinar Registration
AMP-Member $0.00
Non-Member $25.00