Biography

Dr. Covin is a graduate of Texas Christian University where she received department honors for her thesis entitled “Genetic Predisposition and Lifespan Determination in Caenorhabditis elegans.” After graduating from
the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio, she completed an Internal Medicine residency at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center.  During residency, she served on the New York Presbyterian Patient Centered Care Committee.  Additionally, she represented residents and fellows on the Public Health Standing Committee for the American Medical Association where she served on the Editorial Board of all public health related publications. She implemented a novel GME curriculum during residency to support young physicians through patient deaths. Dr. Covin’s outside interests include traveling, jazz and modern art.

Education

Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2012)
Internship
Columbia University Medical Center (2013), Internal Medicine
Residency
Columbia University Medical Center (2015), Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Research Interest

  • Diabetes
  • Health Disparities
  • Medical Education

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Methionine sulfoxide reductase A affects insulin resistance by protecting insulin receptor function.
Styskal J, Nwagwu FA, Watkins YN, Liang H, Richardson A, Musi N, Salmon AB Free Radic. Biol. Med. 2013 Mar 56 123-32

Honors & Awards

  • Dr. Frank Bryant Academic Achievement Award
    UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2011)
  • Dr. Daniel and Helena Saenz Scholarship
    UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2010)
  • Bowen-Vogt Fund Scholarship
    UT Health Science Center at San Antonio (2009)
  • Chancellor's Senior Leadership Medallion
    Texas Christian University (2007)
  • Malcolm and Ann Louden Leadership Scholar
    Texas Christian University (2007)
  • Community Scholars Scholarship
    Texas Christian University (2004)
  • Dean's Scholarship
    Texas Christian University (2004)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Physicians (2012)
  • National Medical Association (2008)