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Kia S

- Research Program Mentor

MD at Louisiana State University


Psychiatry, nutritional science, Creative Writing


My name is Dr. Kia Sayers, and I am a biracial woman, mom, and currently a psychiatrist in residency at Yale with an interest in women's mental health and reproductive psychiatry, as well as in nutritional and integrative health with the plan to go to Brown's Women's Mental Health Fellowship next year. I also love to write!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

You are What You Eat

Interested in helping others feel better? Well, you are what you eat. Many nutritional changes/deficiencies can drastically impact your mental health and affect diagnoses. This project could include educational content/series for your community or class with local grocery store about how to read labels and know what they consume and how it can affect their mental health.

Creating a Podcast

Have something you are excited to share with the world? As a lover of long drives and podcasts, I've created a podcast myself and am always looking for ways to help others elevate their voice. In this project you would learn how to create an audience and platform, find resources and guests, and edit episodes.

Are females just acting "hormonal"?

Hormones and the reproductive cycle of the female body play a significant impact on our mental health and well being. How can we protect ourselves in the menstrual cycle? What factors are really at play? This project could take on the form of a research paper or even educational content.

Teaching experience

I have previously taught university 1001 classes, assisted in medical school anatomy lab, and taught lectures for high school students about mental health.


Work experience

Yale University (2021 - Current)
Resident Physician- Psychiatry


University of Louisiana at Monroe
BS Bachelor of Science (2017)
Biology major, chemistry minor
Louisiana State University
MD Doctor of Medicine (2021)

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