Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RD
Ruth Leyse-Wallace earned the Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1998 at The University of Arizona. Her major course work was in the Department of Nutrition with additional coursework in the School of Nursing. She graduated with a B.S. degree from The University of California at Davis and an M.S. degree from the University of Kansas. She earned her credential as Registered Dietitian with The American Dietetic Association when registration was initiated in the early 1970’s.
She has practiced clinical dietetics in psychiatric facilities including Sharp Mesa Vista Hospital at San Diego, California. Sierra Tucson at Tucson, Arizona, HPA Willow Park Hospital at Plano, Texas, The Menninger Foundation at Topeka, Kansas and Osawatomie State Hospital at Osawatomie, Kansas.
About Dr. Leyse-Wallace’s books
- The initial proposal for Linking Nutrition to Mental Health won an award from the Harvard Medical School Book Proposal Contest in 2006.
Her book Linking Nutrition to Mental Health: A Scientific Exploration received the Publishers Choice award from iUniverse, Inc.
- Mary Ann Kight, PhD, NIES, Professor Emeritus,The University of Arizona, Tucson comments “Dr. Leyse-Wallace is a meta-theoretical pioneer in differentiating clinical dietetics from clinical nutrition, the nutritional sciences and other health-medical professions.”
- Jacqueline Fawcett, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor, The University of Massachusetts, Boston, and originator of The Metaparadigm of Nursing comments ”Articulation of the metaparadigm of clinical dietetics lays the foundation for advancement of knowledge in the discipline. Leyse-Wallace’s work represents a hallmark of success for knowledge development in clinical dietetics.”
To truly live well – to feel good, engage in productive activities, enjoy fulfilling relationships with other people, and be able to adapt to change and cope with adversity – Americans must start addressing mental health with the same urgency as physical health.
Ruth Leyse-Wallace, PhD, RD reviews scientific research from around the world and many disciplines to demonstrate how diet, vitamins and minerals, genetics, and health conditions can affect an individual’s mental well-being as much as his physical well-being.
The Metaparadigm of Clinical Dietetics, validated with a random sample of clinical dietitians, is an organization plan for the body of knowledge used by the discipline.
Support Your Mental Health with Good Nutrition, a series of educational pamphlets informing readers about the connection of single nutrients with mental health.
please contact Ruth Leyse-Wallace PhD, RD at RthLys@cox.net.
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