1. Membership Committee
2. Annual Meeting Committee
3. Early Career Physicians Committee
4. Research and Scholarly Committee
5. Global Health Committee
6. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
7. Medical Student Committee
8. Resident-Fellow Committee
Includes – PGY4 and PGY5 Combined Residents & Council Members
Dr. Tony Thrasher is a board-certified psychiatrist employed as the medical director for the Crisis Services branch of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. He received his psychiatric training from Washington University in St. Louis / Barnes Jewish Hospital, and he is the current President of the American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (AAEP). He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), and he currently serves as the President Elect for the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association (WPA) and WAOPS!! Additionally, he enjoys teaching as a Clinical Associate Professor with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and serving as the chair for the Wisconsin state task force combining leaders in emergency medicine in psychiatry on topics affecting improving the patient experience! Most recently, he was inducted into the American College of Psychiatrists, elected to the NAMI Wisconsin Board of Directors, and is fortunate to work with Psychiatric Times on a series of Mental Health Minute webinars!
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Kurt Kroenke, MD, MACP, is Chancellor’s Professor of Medicine at Indiana University and a Research Scientist in the Regenstrief Institute. Dr. Kroenke is a past President of the Society of General Internal Medicine and a past President of the Association for Clinical Research Training. His research focuses on physical and psychological symptoms in medical patients including pain, depression, anxiety and somatization. He has conducted more than a dozen clinical trials funded by the VA, NIH, PCORI, and other sponsors to improve the care of patients with common symptoms. These trials have used collaborative care models and more recently telecare interventions. He has also developed the PHQ-9 depression scale, GAD-7 anxiety scale, PEG pain scale, P4 suicidality screener, and other brief measures.
Published Author currently researching the existential distress in terminally ill cancer patients. Passionate about the holistic integration between mental illness treatment with psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy as well as optimization of clinical data use. Determined to use this data for the advancement of mental health care.
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 associate 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 completed a feasibility study exploring the use of TeleHealth for improving clinical outcomes in Black and Hispanic patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. She is currently a co-investigator for the PCORI funded study: “Patient and Caregiver-Centered Diabetes Telemanagement Program for Hispanic/Latino Patients.” She has several publications on diabetes. She has been a reviewer for several journals including Minerva Endocrinologica, Diabetes Care and BMJ Open; as well as reviewed abstracts for the annual Endocrine Society meeting.
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Liz Frye, MD, MPH, is the director of psychiatry and street medicine at Mercy Care, an Atlanta-based Federally Qualified Health Center focused on homeless health care. She provides psychiatric consultation to Mercy Care's primary care providers and direct treatment for individuals with serious mental illness. Dr. Frye led the development of Mercy Care's Street Medicine program and continues to be instrumental in its growth. The Street Medicine team provides primary care and psychiatric care on the streets to the unsheltered homeless population. Dr. Frye also helped integrate telemedicine into the Street Medicine program to expand access to health care to more street-bound homeless individuals. Dr. Frye is on the Board of Directors for the Street Medicine Institute and is the chair of the 14th International Street Medicine Symposium in the Netherlands in October 2018. She completed medical school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and her residency, Community Psychiatry Fellowship and Master of Public Health at Emory University.
- Training Directors
- Early Career Physician Program
- Resident-Fellow Members
- Medical Students
- Integration of Psychiatry into Primary Care
- Med-Psych Consortium