Professor of Humanities and Medicine
Penn State College of Medicine
Program Director, Schwartz Center Rounds
Penn State Hershey Medical Center
Series Co-Editor, Medical Humanities: Criticism & Creativity (Peter Lang, Oxford)
Dr. Myers is an award-winning teacher and mentor of medical and undergraduate students and an expert in interdisciplinary curriculum innovation and implementation. She co-created and co-directs the “Medical Humanities” course required of all first-year medical students at Penn State. Her scholarly work focuses on medical education, illness narratives, graphic medicine, and medical creative writing. Dr. Myers founded and hosts the Penn State Hershey Physician Writers Group, whose members regularly publish creative writing in professional medical journals. Dr. Myers lectures internationally on creativity in illness and in medical education. In the summer of 2016, she was Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol, England.