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Dr. Christy Duan, MD

Psychiatrist

Phone:

(332) 203-3340‬

Fax:

‪(888) 826-0917

Email:

info@drchristyduan.com

Location:

New York, NY

A Bit About Me

Licensure

New York State Office of the Professions - New York, NY

Board Certification

American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry - New York, NY

Academic Appointments

New York University Grossman School of Medicine - New York, NY

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, December 2021 - Present
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies Minor Program (CAMS) course instructor on CAMS-UA 103: Complementary and Alternative Mental Health at NYU College of Arts and Science / NYU Child Study Center.

Committee Appointments

New York Council on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - New York, NY
Communications Committee Chair, April 2019 - Present
Worked with colleagues to develop and implement social media strategies designed to increase awareness of child/adolescent mental health on multiple platforms (eg. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc.).

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry - New York, NY
Consumer Issues Committee, October 2019 - November 2021
Appointed to a two year trainee position on the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's Consumer Issues Committee. Committee tasks include managing Facts for Families, educating consumers, providing information to members that can be given to patients and families.

Journalistic Appointments

 

Verywell Health - New York, NY

Contributor, June 2019 - November 2019

Contributor to Verywell Health, an award-winning online resource for reliable, understandable, and up-to-date health and wellness information provided by experts and reviewed by board-certified physicians.   

ABC News Medical Unit - New York, NY

Medical Journalist, January 29 - February 23, 2018

Worked with World News Tonight with David MuirGood Morning America, and Digital departments to increase awareness of a broad range of health topics and policies. Wrote articles for the Digital department. Advised ABC producers and correspondents on breaking medical stories and scientific research. Prepared background information and summarized key articles for TV segments. Interviewed leading medical experts in the country.

 

Editorial Board, in-House Magazine - United States

Editor, July 2015 - February 2019

Editor for in-House, an online magazine for medical residents and fellows. in-House aims to create a supportive community of graduate medical trainees by building professional connections and providing insight into the transition from student-learner to physician-teacher.   

Education

  • July 2021 - May 2016

Medical Doctorate

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University

New York, NY 

  • September 2012 - May 2016

Bachelor of Science with Distinction, Statistics

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

 

Selected Work Experience

  • July 2021 - Present

Private Practice

New York, NY

  • July 2019 - June 2021

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Chief Fellow

Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell

New York, NY

  • July 2016 - June 2019

General Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, Perinatal Pathways Program, Resident

Donald & Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra-Northwell

New York, NY

  • October 2020 - June 2021

Brooklyn Minds Psychiatry, Moonlighting Telepsychiatrist

New York, NY

Private practice offering comprehensive mental health services that included medication management, individual and group therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation, esketamine/Spravato, psychedelics, Mentalization Based Treatment, LGBTQIA+ affirming and sex positive treatment, and much more. 

  • April 2018 - December 2019

Northwell Health, Moonlighting Psychiatrist 

New York, NY

Provided emergency psychiatric services at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center adult emergency department and the Cohen Children's Medical Center pediatric emergency department. Provided admission evaluations and services at Zucker Hillside Hospital

 

Training & Certification

 

Awards & Scholarships

Clinical TMS Society PULSES: A Comprehensive Review of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Psychiatric Conditions - West Palm Beach, FL
PULSES West Palm Beach Scholarship, June 2021
Won a scholarship, valued at $2,100-2,700, to attend 2-day PULSES course at the Clinical TMS Society 9th Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, FL from June 9-10, 2021.  

Donald J. Cohen Fellowship Program for International Scholars in Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Singapore
Donald J. Cohen Fellow, December 2020
Won a fellowship to attend the 24th World Congress of the International Association for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Allied Professions in Singapore from December 2-4, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference was held virtually. 

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Advocacy Fellow Ambassador Program - Washington, DC
Advocacy Fellow, May 2019
Received $250 from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and a matching $250 from the New York Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry to serve as an advocacy fellow at the annual AACAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC from May 2-3, 2019. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this conference was cancelled. 

New York Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Meeting Travel Grant - Chicago, IL
Travel Grant Recipient, September 2019
Won $800 to attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's 66th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from October 14-19, 2019. 

Dennis Anderson, MD Travel Award for Pride CAPA - Chicago, IL
Travel Award Recipient, September 2019
Won $250 to attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's 66th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL from October 14-19, 2019. Funded by Pride CAPA, a national organization for LGBT child and adolescent psychiatrists affiliated with AACAP.

MDMA Therapy Training Program for Communities of Color - Louisville, KY
Trainee, August 2019
Selected to attend the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic StudiesMDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color & Psychedelic Medicine and Cultural Trauma Community Workshop in Louisville, KY from August 10-17, 2019. Funded by Open Society Foundation (OSF), Libra Foundation, Riverstyx Foundation, Dr. Bronner’s and more. Completed the MDMA Therapy Training Program, Parts A and B.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Program Award - Seattle, WA
General Psychiatry Resident Award Recipient, September 2018
Won $1000 to attend the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's 65th Annual Conference in Seattle, Washington from October 22-27, 2018.

Florence Feinstein Mental Health Education Award - New York, NY
Award Recipient, December 2017
Won $1000 to attend conferences/educational programs of the recipient's choice. Participant of The OpEd Project's "Write to Change the World" January 27, 2018 core seminar. 

Cynthia Wachenheim Memorial Training Scholarship - New York, NY
Award Recipient, October 2017
Received financial support to attend Postpartum Support International's 2-Day Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Components of Care Certificate Training on November 16-17, 2017. This scholarship was created in memory of Cynthia Wachenheim, who lost her life due to postpartum psychosis. 

Brown-Straker Consultation Liaison Award - New York, NY
Award Recipient, September 2017
Received financial support to attend the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting on November 8-11, 2017 and present two posters.

Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Trainee Travel Award - Palm Springs, CA
Award Recipient, August 2017
Received financial support to attend the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine 2017 Annual Meeting on November 8-11, 2017 and present two posters.

Trachtenberg Essay Contest - New York, NY
Award Recipient, May 2015
Won $1000 for a nonfiction essay on ethics and the physician-patient relationship, "Fifty Shades of Care: Why doctors need to pay more attention to their kinky patients." The piece was originally published on Quartz, and republished on KevinMD.com. The contest was sponsored by the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Program in Biomedical Ethics.  

Abaton Magazine Richard Selzer Prize - Des Moines, IA
Richard Selzer Prize Award Recipient, October 2014
Won $1000 for nonfiction piece "Where Will You Find Happiness Now?" with an honorable mention for "Slowly, Slowly." Both pieces were published in Abaton - Issue 8 (2014). The Richard Selzer Prize is a contest hosted by Abaton, Des Moines University’s student-produced literary journal focusing on health care, and is named in honor of the surgeon, Yale professor, and author. "Selzer’s collections of short stories, surgical memoirs, essays, novels and novellas about the sick and diseased have influenced many individuals to become physicians, and many physicians to share their own experiences through writing."

2012 Outstanding Undergraduate Statistics Concentrator Award - Ann Arbor, MI
Award Recipient, April 2012
Granted a $250 Outstanding Concentrator Award by the University of Michigan Statistics Department. The award is given to a small number of graduating seniors who were identified by the faculty as leaders, as having shown talent for research on or using statistical methodology, and/or as being unusually strong performers in statistics classes. 

Yahoo! Data Mining Competition 2012 - Ann Arbor, MI
First Place, April 2012
Won $500 for "Time Use by Employment Status and Gender" - an analysis of data collected from the American Time Use Survey - with team members Yiqun Hu and Sangwon Hyun. 


Avery and Jule Hopwood Awards Program - Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate Nonfiction Award Recipient, April 2011
Won $3000 for creative nonfiction pieces “Slowly, Slowly and Other Stories” in a major literary scholarship program at the University of Michigan, founded by playwright Avery Hopwood. Judged by local judges, journalists of national reputation.

Other Honors 

 
 

Research & Academic Publications

 

Other Writing

 

Speaking

 

Past Experiences

The OpEd Project - New York, NY
Participant, January 27, 2018
Core seminar "Write to Change the World" participant. Fully funded by the Florence Feinstein Mental Health Education Award. 

Bias Busters: 100 Questions and Answers About..., Michigan State University School of Journalism - East Lansing, MI
Contributor, April 2016 - January 2018
Contributor to the cultural competence guides 100 Questions and Answers About Sexual Orientation (October 2018) and 100 Questions and Answers About Gender Identity (January 2018), which are part of the Bias Busters series published by the Michigan State University School of Journalism

Senior Global Health Fellowship in Uganda, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Kisoro, Uganda
Uganda Global Health Fellow, March 2015 - March 2016
Received a Global Health Fellowship to participate in a global health course and work in Kisoro District Hospital for 8 weeks under the supervision of Kisoro physicians, Montefiore physicians, and Dr. Jerry Paccione. Experiences include ambulatory community health center (weekly); continuity clinic; internal medicine ward (4 weeks); obstetrics-gynecology ward (2 weeks); psychiatry and community outreach (2 weeks).

Educational & Cultural Exchange Mission, American Federation of Ramallah Palestine - Ramallah, Palestine
Journalism Delegate, June 2015
Chosen out of a large group of applicants for a fully funded 10-day trip to Ramallah, the first mission designated for journalists and multimedia professionals. Alongside five other delegates, observed the sociopolitical situation in the West Bank. Visited cultural and religious sites as well as Palestinian refugee camps, media outlets, human rights organizations, and universities.  

Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS), Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx, NY
President, June 2015 - Present
Selected by peers for induction into GHHS as someone who exemplifies the highest ideals of humanistic patient care through demonstrations of empathy, compassion, respect, altruism and integrity in medicine, as well as a dedication to community service. As co-president, led GHHS members to plan group projects and activities at Einstein that highlight humanism. 

Prostate Cancer Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx, NY
Medical Student Researcher, Supervised by Dr. Madhur Garg - Department of Radiation Oncology at Montefiore, May 2013 - Present
Used data mining techniques to investigate "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prostate Cancer Prognosis with a Focus on Hispanic/Latinos" through Clinical Looking Glass, a software tool for healthcare data at Montefiore Medical Center. 

  • 2015 Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Medical Student Research Poster Exhibit (March 2015, Bronx, NY)  

  • 2014 American Medical Association Interim Meeting - Poster Presentation (November 2014, Dallas, TX)


Medical Spanish Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Cusco, Peru
Medical Spanish Scholar, June 2013 - July 2013
Received a $2000 scholarship to learn medical Spanish in Proyecto Peru's 4-week program, which included 60 hours of Spanish instruction and volunteering in a local medical clinic.   

American Medical Association, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Chapter - Bronx, NY
President, January 2013 – January 2014 (Member since August 2012)
As chapter president, led officers and members in recruitment, policy writing, volunteering, local and national events. Attended and coordinated peers for regional, national meetings. Authored two resolutions on poverty screening, firearm safety that were adopted into national AMA policy. 

  • Save Graduate Medical Education (GME) - "The prognosis for future doctors is not good" (Detroit Free Press, December 2013) and "Medical students may find themselves without a job" (KevinMD.com, October 2013)

  • 2015 AMA National Advocacy Conference (June 2015, Chicago, IL) - co-author of resolution "Preventing firearm-related injury and morbidity in youth: supporting the physician's role in enhancing safety and conflict resolution training for young gun users and owners." Resolution was adopted into AMA policy by the House of Delegates. 

  • 2014 Interim Meeting (November 2014, Dallas, TX) - poster presentation of "Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Prostate Cancer Prognosis with a Focus on Hispanic/Latinos" and co-author of resolution "Preventing firearm-related injury and morbidity in youth: supporting the physician's role in enhancing safety and conflict resolution training for young gun users and owners." Resolution was recommended for adoption into the AMA Medical Student Section policy. 

  • 2013 Interim Meeting (November 2013, National Harbor, MD) 

  • 2013 MSSNY-MSS Meeting (September 2013, Westbury, NY)

  • 2013 AMA National Advocacy Conference (June 2013, Chicago, IL) - author of resolution, "Poverty Screening as a Clinical Tool for Improving Health Outcomes." Resolution was adopted into AMA policy (H-160.909) by the House of Delegates. 

  • Region 7 Conference, "Alternative Careers in Medicine: Moving Beyond the Clinic" (January 2013, Syracuse, NY) 

  • 2012 Interim Meeting (November 2012, Honolulu, HI) - sole author of resolution, "Poverty Screening as a Clinical Tool for Improving Health Outcomes." Resolution was recommended for adoption into the AMA Medical Student Section policy. 


American Medical Student Association, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Chapter - Bronx, NY
Global Health Chair, January 2013 – January 2014 (Member since August 2012)
Collaborated with board members to plan volunteer activities, study breaks, PharmFree events. Organized global health film screenings and lectures, including a talk by Dr. Leana Wen (Baltimore City Health Commissioner, global health advocate, emergency physician, writer, speaker). Attended and coordinated peers for regional, national meetings.

  • Empowering Future Physicians Conference (October 2013, Philadelphia, PA)

  • 2013 Annual Convention (March 2013, Washington, D.C.)

  • Empowering Future Physicians Conference (October 2012, Fort Lauderdale, FL)


Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, Albert Einstein College of Medicine Chapter - Bronx, NY
Community Chair, January 2013 – January 2014 (Member since August 2012)
Planned local and national events in collaboration with co-chair and other board members. Recruited speakers for the 2013 National Convention in NYC, co-hosted by Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Organized a school-wide bone marrow drive and a lecture by Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Attended and coordinated peers for regional, national meetings.

  • 2013 National Conference (September 2013, New York, NY)

  • 2012 National Conference (September 2012, Ann Arbor, MI)​


Global Intercultural Experiences for Undergraduates - Tanzania & Zambia

Tanzania Student Fellow, November 2011 – September 2012
Assisted teaching fellow, 16 students in preparations and four-week Tanzania field site visit. Explored disability in Shambaa folklore, partnered with special education teachers, and visited Sebastian Kolowa University College of Tumaini University - an institution centered around disability. Volunteered in three institutions for the disabled: Irente Rainbow School (for developmentally disabled students), Irente School for the Blind, and Irente Children's Home. 

  • Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Symposium (September 2012, Ann Arbor, MI)


Zambia Student Scholar, November 2009 – September 2010
Participated in a four-week intercultural study program and the research project, “Trusted Messenger Intervention for HIV/AIDS through Community Religious Networks” in Lusaka and Livingstone, Zambia. Worked with a team of 14 other students in learning about multiple impacts of HIV/AIDS, related biomedical findings, and HIV/AIDS prevention strategies. Ran two-day workshops within the African Methodist Episcopalian Church to bridge science-based and faith-based interventions against HIV/AIDS. 

  • Global Intercultural Experience for Undergraduates Symposium (September 2010, Ann Arbor, MI)

Inter-Cooperative Council - Ann Arbor, MI

Member Services Assistant, March 2012 – May 2012
Worked with the Director of Member Services with editing the ICC Owner's Manual, that is distributed to all new ICC members. Also provided general office and secretarial support. 

Harold Osterweil House President, September 2011 – May 2012 
Acted as a "resident advisor," lead four officers, organized monthly meetings for residents to address house issues.

Research in Industrial Projects for Students - Hong Kong, China
Researcher, June 2011 – August 2011
Worked in a cross-cultural team and partnered with Huawei on the telecommunications research project, “Resource scheduling in heterogeneous networks.” Created a unique approach to increase number of users supported by the system, given signal interference constraints. Supported by the National Science FoundationUniversity of California – Los Angeles Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics, and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 

Michigan Undergraduate Students of Statistics – Ann Arbor, MI
President, September 2010 – May 2012

Founded Michigan Undergraduate Students of Statistics as an official University of Michigan organization. Lead six officers and members in the development of programs, services, goals, objectives. Organized monthly meetings and speakers. Created a strong and inclusive network of statistics students. Connected undergraduates to graduate students, alumni, professionals in related fields. Alerted students to internships, job opportunities, graduate school programs.

Trusted Messenger Intervention – Ann Arbor, MI
Data Collection and Analysis Research Assistant, September 2010 – May 2011
Continued research with Professor A. Oveta Fuller in Trusted Messenger Intervention for HIV/AIDS through Community Religious Networks after GIEU Zambia 2010. Inputted and analyzed data collected in 2006, 2007, 2010.

  • “Economic Empowerment as an Impact of the Trusted Messenger Intervention for HIV/AIDS prevention,” National HIV Prevention Conference (August 2011, Atlanta, GA)

  • “Bridging biomedical science with faith-based influence of religious leader networks," Global Health Conference (November 2011, Montreal, Canada)

 

Summer Institute for Training in Biostatistics – Tampa, FL
Student Scholar, May 2010 – June 2010
Participated in a six-week, four-credit biostatistics program funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Gained experience with analyzing data collected in internationally recognized studies as well as exposure to biostatistical principles, methods, applications. Attended lectures by biostatisticians, clinicians and epidemiologists. Visited healthcare and research settings. Designed a hypothetical clinical trial proposal for a final project with Jaeb Center for Health Research.

 

The Program on Intergroup Relations – Ann Arbor, MI
Facilitator, September 2009 – May 2009
Co-facilitated a race and ethnicity course for 13 students. Worked with another co-facilitator over a long-term period to develop lesson plans for optimal student learning, grade weekly assignments, and address student issues. Learned skills to utilize conflict effectively, address resistance, and adapt to meet learning objectives. Created a safe environment for students to dialogue about contemporary racial and ethnic issues. Complemented sharing personal experiences with reading material that developed students' awareness and knowledge of the impact of larger social system. Helped students develop strong communication and interpersonal skills. Provided community resources that offered opportunities for students to continue their education in diversity and care for their community. Assisted in the establishment of a (dis)ability dialogue. 

 

Comprehensive Studies Program – Ann Arbor, MI
Statistics Tutor, November 2009 – May 2012
Tutored students in STATS 250/350, Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis. 

 

Community Based Research Fellowship Program – Ann Arbor, MI
Community Based Research Fellow, June 2009 – August 2009
Community-based research in “Maintaining housing investment in near-campus neighborhoods.” Worked with University of Michigan, Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. Created a literature review consisting of related community-university partnership programs with implementation potential in Ann Arbor, and history and present trends of Ann Arbor‟s student rental housing market. Compiled and represented data on where University of Michigan students live off-campus using ArcGIS maps. 

  • Community Based Research Fellowship Program Symposium (September 2009, Ann Arbor, MI)

 

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program – Ann Arbor, MI
Undergraduate Research Assistant, September 2008 – May 2009
Social science research in “Cognitive and Experimental Economics.” Studied decision-making over time, the extent of naïvete in time discounting and its relation to cognitive ability. Read several research papers on the subject. Improved existing survey, distributed surveys to small test group over time, collected and inputted data for analysis. Began preparations to conduct a larger experiment.

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Symposium (May 2009, Ann Arbor, MI) 

 

Detroit Free Press – Detroit, MI

Opinion/Editorials Guest Writer, December 2013
"The prognosis for future doctors is not good"

Business Apprentice, June 2008 – July 2008
Worked as business reporter for six weeks. Interacted with editors, mentors. Worked under deadline, coordinated interviews, gathered data, synthesized information, wrote three lead stories on Detroit Popcorn Co.,  7-Eleven,  and Chelsea Milling Co. for business section front page, and one feature for weekly “Triumphs” in news. Business stories analyzed company strategy, marketing, obstacles and successes. Sources included presidents of respective companies, business professors, product users and company records. “Triumphs” story listed under “The Best” in August 2008 under GLAAD‟s “Best and Worst of National News.” 

Election Worker, August 2008, November 2007
Helped newsroom reporters and editors gather local election results for the web site and next morning's editions. 5 pm – 12 am. 

 

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