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About me

I started at KIND in Fall 2015 and I am a PhD student in developmental neuroscience.  I am a pediatric and public health nurse by background, but have a strong passion and interest in early childhood development, which led me to pursue this position at KIND.  I most recently worked as an Assistant Professor of Nursing in pediatrics and public health at Gustavus Adolphus College.

Education

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Nursing from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Swedish college in southern Minnesota, United States.  I received my Master's of Science as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner from Duke University and recently defended my dissertation at Vanderbilt University. The title of my dissertation was "Communicating with Health Care Providers: Perceptions of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders".

Research description

I am working on a few projects at KIND, including a study on typically developing infant twins, as well as studies examining minor physical anomalies in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Publications

2D:4D Ratio in Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Twin Study
Myers L, Van't Westeinde A, Kuja-halkola R, Tammimies K, Bölte S
Journal of autism and developmental disorders 2018;48(9):3244-3252

Minor physical anomalies in neurodevelopmental disorders: a twin study
Myers L, Anderlid Bm, Nordgren A, Willfors C, Kuja-halkola R, Tammimies K, et al
Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health 2017;11():57-

Building a Community of Scholars: One Cohort's Experience in an Online and Distance Education Doctor of Philosophy Program
Myers Lh, Jeffery Ad, Nimmagadda H, Werthman Ja, Jordan K
JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION 2015;54(11):650-4

Depressive symptoms by HIV serostatus are differentially associated with unprotected receptive and insertive anal sex among substance-using men who have sex with men in the United States
Hanson Ke, Mansergh G, Koblin Ba, Flores Sa, Hudson Sm, Myers L, et al
Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999) 2015;68(1):e13-6

Depressive Symptoms by HIV Serostatus Are Differentially Associated With Unprotected Receptive and Insertive Anal Sex Among Substance-Using Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States
Hanson Ke, Mansergh G, Koblin Ba, Flores Sa, Hudson Sm, Myers L, et al
JAIDS-JOURNAL OF ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROMES 2015;68(1):E13-E16

Giving Back: Using Alumni for a Nursing Skills Day
Myers Lh, Stadick Jl, Helget Jl
JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION 2015;54(4):235-6

Best practices in developmental screening and referral for young children
Myers L
The Nurse practitioner 2014;39(12):1-6

Exploring public health nursing at the community and systems level
Myers L
The Journal of nursing education 2014;53(9 Suppl):S118-

Partnering to Provide a Summer Institute of Nursing
Myers Lh
JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION 2013;52(12):701-4