Nicholas Myers

University of Georgia, Class of 2025

Major: Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Minor: Applied Mathematics

Nicholas Myers is a Foundation Fellow at the University of Georgia, aspiring to become a medical professional. He is particularly passionate about working with older adults to promote graceful and supported aging.

During the Summer Undergraduate Minority Research (SUMR) program, Myers is engaged with the Center for Health Equity Advancement (CHEA) under the supervision of Jaya Aysola, MD, MPH. CHEA recognizes that health-related social needs (HRSN), such as housing stability and food insecurity, significantly impact patient health and patient-provider interactions. Myers collaborates with fellow SUMR students to apply process improvement methodologies, following a thorough examination of key stakeholder input, to better understand the effects of HRSN screening on patient outcomes.

Additionally, Shana Stites, PsyD, MA, MS, has graciously invited Myers to explore the impact of childhood exposures and social determinants of health on the prevalence of Alzheimer’s and related dementias (ADRD) in patients treated at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The goal of these analyses is to enhance the understanding of social and structural influences on the trajectory and prevalence of ADRD.

Throughout his undergraduate education, Myers has worked as a research assistant at the University of Georgia Institute of Gerontology’s Cognitive Aging Research and Education (CARE) Center and within the epidemiology working group of Dr. Jose Cordero. In his free time, he enjoys spending time in nature.