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Myra Lynette Mathis, M.D.

(Pronouns: she/her/hers)

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Office: (585) 275-3161

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Professional Background

Myra L. Mathis, MD, is a faculty member and board certified General Adult and Addiction Psychiatrist at the University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry. An undergraduate and medical school alumnus of the University of Rochester, Dr. Mathis trained in General Adult and Addiction Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. She is currently the Medical Director for Strong Recovery, UR Medicine's outpatient dual-diagnosis clinic which houses an Opioid Treatment Program and provides a full range of addiction and psychiatric services. Contributing author to several peer reviewed articles and book chapters, Dr. Mathis’ academic interests include racial health equity and social justice in psychiatry and addiction, and medical education for students, residents and fellows in the treatment of substance use disorders.



MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine/Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2019 - 06/30/2020
Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at Yale New Haven Hospital

07/01/2016 - 06/30/2019
Residency in Psychiatry at Yale New Haven Hospital

06/12/2015 - 06/30/2016
Internship in Psychiatry at Yale New Haven Hospital

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Ira B. Levine Resident Award
Sponsor: Yale Department of Psychiatry
Location: New Haven, CT

Benjamin Bunney Resident Award
Sponsor: Yale Psychiatry Residents' Association
Location: New Haven, CT

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Jack Stein Memorial Prize in Psychiatry
Sponsor: University of Rochester Department of Psychiatry
Location: Rochester, NY

Dean Brenda Lee Service Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

Adenia Andrews Community Service Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2011 - 2015
Dr. Charles Lunsford Deans Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

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Journal Articles

Rice, K.; Alpert-Gillis, L. J.; Cohen, A. L.; Scharf, M. "Quality Improvement in Pediatrics: Survey Needs Assessment for Ambulatory Pediatric Specialties (SNAAPS). Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology." 2022; .

Chyrell D. Bellamy; Mark Costa; Janan Wyatt; Myra Mathis; Ariel Sloan; Mariana Budge; Kimberly Blackman; Luz Ocasio; Graziela Reis; Kimberly Guy; Reverend Robyn Anderson; Michelle Stewart Copes; Ayana Jordan. "A collaborative culturally-centered and community-driven faith-based opioid recovery initiative: the Imani Breakthrough project" . Social Work in Mental Health. 2021; 19(6): 558-567.

DeSouza F, Mathis M, Lastra N, Isom J. "Navigating Race in the Psychotherapeutic Encounter: a Call for Supervision." Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry.. 2021 Feb; 45(1):132-133. Epub 2020 Oct 14.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Advocacy for People with Substance Use Disorders
Book Title: A Psychiatrist's Guide to Advocacy
Author List: Mathis, M. Jordan, A. Arnaout, B
Published By: APA Publishing 2020