Amy Byers, PhD, MPH

Research Fellowship, - Geriatric Psychiatry, Cornell University
BA, - Anthropology, Scripps College
MPH, - Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Yale University
PhD, - Epidemiology of Aging, Yale University
  1. Growdon ME, Jing B, Morris EJ, Deardorff WJ, Boscardin WJ, Byers AL, Boockvar KS, Steinman MA. Which older adults are at highest risk of prescribing cascades? A national study of the gabapentinoid-loop diuretic cascade. 2024. PMID: 38547357

  2. Zaman T, Bravata DM, Byers A, Krebs E, Leonard S, Austin C, Sandbrink F, Hasin DS, Keyhani S. A national study of clinical discussions about cannabis use among Veteran patients prescribed opioids. 2024. PMID: 38493111

  3. Jeffers AM, Glantz S, Byers AL, Keyhani S. Association of Cannabis Use With Cardiovascular Outcomes Among US Adults. 2024. PMID: 38415581

  4. Travis KJ, Huang AJ, Maguen S, Inslicht S, Byers AL, Seal KH, Gibson CJ. Military Sexual Trauma and Menopause Symptoms Among Midlife Women Veterans. 2023. PMID: 37957529

  5. Morin RT, Li Y, Karel MJ, Consolino T, Hwong A, Clark R, Byers AL. Comorbidity profiles in older patients last seen by mental health prior to suicide attempt. 2023. PMID: 37545400

  6. Sirey JA, Pepin R, Aizenstein H, Taylor WD, Forester B, Okereke O, Byers AL, Bruce ML. Advanced Research Institute (ARI): Supporting the Geriatric Mental Health Research Pipeline. 2023. PMID: 37620206

  7. Kelly JD, Leonard S, Boscardin WJ, Hoggatt KJ, Lum EN, Austin CC, Byers A, Tien PC, Austin PC, Bravata DM, Keyhani S. Comparative mRNA booster effectiveness against death or hospitalization with COVID-19 pneumonia across at-risk US Veteran populations. 2023. PMID: 37221198

  8. Ruderman MA, Byers AL, Bauer MS, Stolzmann K, Miller CJ, Connolly SL, Kim B. One-Year All-Cause Mortality and Delivery of the Collaborative Chronic Care Model in General Mental Health Clinics. 2023. PMID: 37016822

  9. Kuffel RL, Morin RT, Covinsky KE, Boscardin WJ, Lohman MC, Li Y, Byers AL. Association of Frailty With Risk of Suicide Attempt in a National Cohort of US Veterans Aged 65 Years or Older. 2023. PMID: 36811913

  10. Zaman T, Bravata DM, Byers AL, Krebs EE, Leonard SJ, Sandbrink F, Barker W, Keyhani S. A national population-based study of cannabis use and correlates among U.S. veterans prescribed opioids in primary care. 2023. PMID: 36927526

  11. Barry LC, Steffens DC, Covinsky KE, Conwell Y, Boscardin J, Li Y, Byers AL. High Risk of Substance Use Disorder-Related Outcomes in Veterans Released from Correctional Facilities in Mid to Late Life. 2023. PMID: 36781577

  12. Goldstein LA, Jakubowski KP, Huang AJ, Seal KH, Maguen S, Inslicht SS, Byers AL, Gibson CJ. Lifetime history of interpersonal partner violence is associated with insomnia among midlife women veterans. 2023. PMID: 36753121

  13. Clark R, Kuffel RL, Neylan TC, Maguen S, Li Y, Boscardin WJ, Byers AL. Posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide, and unintended overdose death in later life: A national cohort study of veterans aged 50 and older. 2022. PMID: 36573640

  14. Keyhani S, Leonard S, Byers AL, Zaman T, Krebs E, Austin PC, Moss-Vazquez T, Austin C, Sandbrink F, Bravata DM. Association of a Positive Drug Screening for Cannabis With Mortality and Hospital Visits Among Veterans Affairs Enrollees Prescribed Opioids. 2022. PMID: 36525274

  15. Sullivan JL, Simons KV, Mills WL, Hilgeman MM, Freytes IM, Morin RT, Bower ES, Clark R, Byers AL. A Paucity of Data on Veterans 65 and Older and Risk of Suicide: A Systematic Review. 2022. PMID: 36494291

  16. Dolsen EA, Nishimi K, LeWinn KZ, Byers AL, Tripp P, Woodward E, Khan AJ, Marx BP, Borsari B, Jiha A, Neylan TC, O'Donovan A. Identifying correlates of suicide ideation during the COVID-19 pandemic: A cross-sectional analysis of 148 sociodemographic and pandemic-specific factors. 2022. PMID: 36252348

  17. Kelly JD, Leonard S, Hoggatt KJ, Boscardin WJ, Lum EN, Moss-Vazquez TA, Andino R, Wong JK, Byers A, Bravata DM, Tien PC, Keyhani S. Incidence of Severe COVID-19 Illness Following Vaccination and Booster With BNT162b2, mRNA-1273, and Ad26.COV2.S Vaccines. 2022. PMID: 36156706

  18. Byers AL, Li Y, Barnes DE, Boscardin WJ, Peltz CB, Yaffe K. TBI and risk of death in military veterans over 14 years: Injury severity, timing, and cause of death. 2022. PMID: 36257114

  19. Dolsen EA, Byers AL, Flentje A, Goulet JL, Jasuja GK, Lynch KE, Maguen S, Neylan TC. Sleep disturbance and suicide risk among sexual and gender minority people. 2022. PMID: 36164391

  20. Portacolone E, Byers A, Halpern J, Barnes DE. Addressing suicide risk in patients living with dementia during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. 2022. PMID: 35365827

  21. Hargrave AS, Maguen S, Inslicht SS, Byers AL, Seal KH, Huang AJ, Gibson CJ. Veterans Health Administration Screening for Military Sexual Trauma May Miss Over Half of Cases Among Midlife Women Veterans. 2022. PMID: 35821182

  22. Blanken A, Gibson CJ, Li Y, Huang AJ, Byers AL, Maguen S, Inslicht S, Seal K. Racial/ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and management of menopause symptoms among midlife women veterans. 2022. PMID: 35796560

  23. Kuffel RL, Byers AL, Williams B, Fortinsky R, Li Y, Ruderman MA, Barry LC. Prevalence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment before incarceration. 2022. PMID: 35212389

  24. Wray CM, Vali M, Walter LC, Christensen L, Chapman W, Austin PC, Byers AL, Keyhani S. Examining the association of social risk with heart failure readmission in the Veterans Health Administration. 2021. PMID: 34445974

  25. Günak MM, Barnes DE, Yaffe K, Li Y, Byers AL. Risk of Suicide Attempt in Patients With Recent Diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment or Dementia. 2021. PMID: 33760039

  26. Martinez S, Yaffe K, Li Y, Byers AL, Peltz CB, Barnes DE. Agent Orange Exposure and Dementia Diagnosis in US Veterans of the Vietnam Era. 2021. PMID: 33492338

  27. Gibson CJ, Li Y, Jasuja GK, Self KJ, Seal KH, Byers AL. Menopausal Hormone Therapy and Suicide in a National Sample of Midlife and Older Women Veterans. 2021. PMID: 33438886

  28. Wray CM, Byers AL. Methodological Progress Note: Classification and Regression Tree Analysis. Volume 15. 2020. PMID: 32195654

  29. Byers AL, Li Y, Barnes DE, Seal KH, Boscardin WJ, Yaffe K. A national study of TBI and risk of suicide and unintended death by overdose and firearms. 2019. PMID: 31822136

  30. Morin RT, Li Y, Mackin RS, Whooley MA, Conwell Y, Byers AL. Comorbidity Profiles Identified in Older Primary Care Patients Who Attempt Suicide. Volume 67 of Issue 12. 2019. PMID: 31469184

  31. Wray CM, Vali M, Walter LC, Lopez L, Austin PC, Byers A, Keyhani S. Examining the Utility of 30-day Readmission Rates and Hospital Profiling in the Veterans Health Administration. 2019. PMID: 30794141

  32. Dismuke-Greer CE, Gebregziabher M, Byers AL, Taber D, Axon N, Yaffe K, Egede LE. Comorbid TBI-depression costs in veterans: a chronic effect of neurotrauma consortium (CENC) study. 2018. PMID: 30403538

  33. Gibson CJ, Li Y, Inslicht SS, Seal KH, Byers AL. Gender Differences in Cardiovascular Risk Related to Diabetes and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 2018. PMID: 30314941

  34. Lai AX, Kaup AR, Yaffe K, Byers AL. High Occurrence of Psychiatric Disorders and Suicidal Behavior Across Dementia Subtypes. 2018. PMID: 30392777

  35. Barnes DE, Byers AL, Gardner RC, Seal KH, Boscardin WJ, Yaffe K. Association of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury With and Without Loss of Consciousness With Dementia in US Military Veterans. 2018. PMID: 29801145

  36. Byers AL, Lui LY, Vittinghoff E, Covinsky KE, Ensrud KE, Taylor B, Yaffe K. Burden of Depressive Symptoms Over 2 Decades and Risk of Nursing Home Placement in Older Women. 2018. PMID: 30094824

  37. Barry LC, Steffens DC, Covinsky KE, Conwell Y, Li Y, Byers AL. Increased Risk of Suicide Attempts and Unintended Death Among Those Transitioning From Prison to Community in Later Life. 2018. PMID: 30146371

  38. Gardner RC, Byers AL, Barnes DE, Li Y, Boscardin J, Yaffe K. Mild TBI and risk of Parkinson disease: A Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium Study. 2018. PMID: 29669907

  39. Kaup AR, Byers AL, Falvey C, Simonsick EM, Satterfield S, Ayonayon HN, Smagula SF, Rubin SM, Yaffe K. Trajectories of Depressive Symptoms in Older Adults and Risk of Dementia. 2016. PMID: 26982217

  40. Beristianos MH, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Byers AL. TRAUMA EXPOSURE AND RISK OF SUICIDAL IDEATION AMONG ETHNICALLY DIVERSE ADULTS. Volume 33 of Issue 6. 2016. PMID: 26992150

  41. Beristianos MH, Maguen S, Neylan TC, Byers AL. Trauma Exposure and Risk of Suicidal Ideation Among Older Adults. Volume 24 of Issue 8. 2016. PMID: 27067069

  42. Kargel JS, Leonard GJ, Shugar DH, Haritashya UK, Bevington A, Fielding EJ, Fujita K, Geertsema M, Miles ES, Steiner J, Anderson E, Bajracharya S, Bawden GW, Breashears DF, Byers A, Collins B, Dhital MR, Donnellan A, Evans TL, Geai ML, Glasscoe MT, Green D, Gurung DR, Heijenk R, Hilborn A, Hudnut K, Huyck C, Immerzeel WW, Liming J, Jibson R, Kääb A, Khanal NR, Kirschbaum D, Kraaijenbrink PD, Lamsal D, Shiyin L, Mingyang L, McKinney D, Nahirnick NK, Zhuotong N, Ojha S, Olsenholler J, Painter TH, Pleasants M, Pratima KC, Yuan QI, Raup BH, Regmi D, Rounce DR, Sakai A, Donghui S, Shea JM, Shrestha AB, Shukla A, Stumm D, van der Kooij M, Voss K, Xin W, Weihs B, Wolfe D, Lizong W, Xiaojun Y, Yoder MR, Young N. Geomorphic and geologic controls of geohazards induced by Nepal's 2015 Gorkha earthquake. Volume 351 of Issue 6269. 2015. PMID: 26676355

  43. Poelke G, Ventura MI, Byers AL, Yaffe K, Sudore R, Barnes DE. Leisure activities and depressive symptoms in older adults with cognitive complaints. Volume 28 of Issue 1. 2015. PMID: 26299193

  44. Yaffe K, Nettiksimmons J, Yesavage J, Byers A. Sleep Quality and Risk of Dementia Among Older Male Veterans. 2015. PMID: 25794635

  45. Beristianos MH, Yaffe K, Cohen B, Byers AL. PTSD and Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease in Aging Veterans. 2014. PMID: 25555625

  46. Barnes DE, Kaup A, Kirby KA, Byers AL, Diaz-Arrastia R, Yaffe K. Traumatic brain injury and risk of dementia in older veterans. 2014. PMID: 24966406

  47. Byers AL, Yaffe K. Depression and dementias among military veterans. 2014. PMID: 24924668

  48. Yaffe K, Hoang TD, Byers AL, Barnes DE, Friedl KE. Lifestyle and health-related risk factors and risk of cognitive aging among older veterans. 2014. PMID: 24924664

  49. Meziab O, Kirby KA, Williams B, Yaffe K, Byers AL, Barnes DE. Prisoner of war status, posttraumatic stress disorder, and dementia in older veterans. 2014. PMID: 24924674

  50. Byers AL, Covinsky KE, Neylan TC, Yaffe K. Chronicity of posttraumatic stress disorder and risk of disability in older persons. 2014. PMID: 24647756

  51. Hoang TD, Byers AL, Barnes DE, Yaffe K. Alcohol consumption patterns and cognitive impairment in older women. 2014. PMID: 24862680

  52. Mackin RS, Nelson JC, Delucchi K, Raue P, Byers A, Barnes D, Satre DD, Yaffe K, Alexopoulos GS, Arean PA. Cognitive outcomes after psychotherapeutic interventions for major depression in older adults with executive dysfunction. 2013. PMID: 24378255

  53. Zeki Al Hazzouri A, Vittinghoff E, Byers A, Covinsky K, Blazer D, Diem S, Ensrud KE, Yaffe K. Long-term cumulative depressive symptom burden and risk of cognitive decline and dementia among very old women. 2013. PMID: 24097423

  54. Byers AL, Vittinghoff E, Lui LY, Hoang T, Blazer DG, Covinsky KE, Ensrud KE, Cauley JA, Hillier TA, Fredman L, Yaffe K. Twenty-year depressive trajectories among older women. 2012. PMID: 23026957

  55. Byers AL, Covinsky KE, Barnes DE, Yaffe K. Dysthymia and depression increase risk of dementia and mortality among older veterans. 2012. PMID: 21597358

  56. Barnes DE, Yaffe K, Byers AL, McCormick M, Schaefer C, Whitmer RA. Midlife vs late-life depressive symptoms and risk of dementia: differential effects for Alzheimer disease and vascular dementia. 2012. PMID: 22566581

  57. Byers AL, Yaffe K. Depression and risk of developing dementia. 2011. PMID: 21537355

  58. Byers AL, Yaffe K, Covinsky KE, Friedman MB, Bruce ML. High occurrence of mood and anxiety disorders among older adults: The National Comorbidity Survey Replication. 2010. PMID: 20439830

  59. Byers AL, Levy BR, Kasl SV, Bruce ML, Allore HG. Heritability of depressive symptoms: a case study using a multilevel approach. Volume 18 of Issue 4. 2009. PMID: 19757480

  60. Gallo WT, Brand JE, Teng HM, Leo-Summers L, Byers AL. Differential Impact of Involuntary Job Loss on Physical Disability Among Older Workers Does Predisposition Matter? Volume 31 of Issue 3. 2009. PMID: 19924265

  61. Byers AL, Sheeran T, Mlodzianowski AE, Meyers BS, Nassisi P, Bruce ML. Depression and risk for adverse falls in older home health care patients. Volume 1 of Issue 4. 2008. PMID: 20077999

  62. Byers AL, Levy BR, Allore HG, Bruce ML, Kasl SV. When parents matter to their adult children: filial reliance associated with parents' depressive symptoms. Volume 63 of Issue 1. 2008. PMID: 18332193

  63. Walke LM, Byers AL, Tinetti ME, Dubin JA, McCorkle R, Fried TR. Range and severity of symptoms over time among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure. Volume 167 of Issue 22. 2007. PMID: 18071174

  64. Bruce ML, Brown EL, Raue PJ, Mlodzianowski AE, Meyers BS, Leon AC, Heo M, Byers AL, Greenberg RL, Rinder S, Katt W, Nassisi P. A randomized trial of depression assessment intervention in home health care. Volume 55 of Issue 11. 2007. PMID: 17916119

  65. Fried TR, Van Ness PH, Byers AL, Towle VR, O'Leary JR, Dubin JA. Changes in preferences for life-sustaining treatment among older persons with advanced illness. Volume 22 of Issue 4. 2007. PMID: 17372799

  66. Walke LM, Byers AL, Gallo WT, Endrass J, Fried TR. The association of symptoms with health outcomes in chronically ill adults. Volume 33 of Issue 1. 2007. PMID: 17196907

  67. Fried TR, Byers AL, Gallo WT, Van Ness PH, Towle VR, O'Leary JR, Dubin JA. Prospective study of health status preferences and changes in preferences over time in older adults. Volume 166 of Issue 8. 2006. PMID: 16636215

  68. Walke LM, Byers AL, McCorkle R, Fried TR. Symptom assessment in community-dwelling older adults with advanced chronic disease. Volume 31 of Issue 1. 2006. PMID: 16442480

  69. Fried TR, Bradley EH, O'Leary JR, Byers AL. Unmet desire for caregiver-patient communication and increased caregiver burden. Volume 53 of Issue 1. 2005. PMID: 15667377

  70. Byers AL, Allore H, Gill TM, Peduzzi PN. Application of negative binomial modeling for discrete outcomes: a case study in aging research. Volume 56 of Issue 6. 2003. PMID: 12873651

  71. Yaffe K, Haan M, Byers A, Tangen C, Kuller L. Estrogen use, APOE, and cognitive decline: evidence of gene-environment interaction. 2000. PMID: 10822435