Todd Doyle

Dr. Todd Doyle is a licensed clinical health psychologist in the State of Illinois. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Loyola University Medical Center where he provides a wealth of clinical services, conducts research, provides coursework to psychiatry residents, and supervises clinical psychology graduate students. In 2013, he initiated a multidisciplinary endocrinology-focused referral service in collaboration with the Department of Endocrinology to provide psychosocial assessment and treatment options for patients with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Doyle’s research interests focus broadly on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of depression among adults with Type 2 diabetes. In recent years, he has examined the role of chronic, low-grade inflammation as a potential biological mechanism linking diabetes and depressed mood. The novelty of this work has garnered much attention in recent years and he has also authored/co-authored several manuscripts in this area and in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging and the Diabetes Prevention Program. Dr. Doyle has also researched personal risk perceptions of disease and implications of optimistically biased self-perceptions on information processing and behavior outcomes in Type 2 diabetes as well as patient-physician communication as it relates to disease risk (e.g., cardiovascular disease) and behavior change in Type 2 diabetes. Dr. Doyle was co-founder of the Diabetes Special Interest Group within the Society of Behavioral Medicine and he is also affiliated with the American Diabetes Association and the Behavioral Research in Diabetes Group Exchange (BRIDGE).