The Rick Lakin Podcast

Dr. Ruth Wallace, Author of Linking Nutrition and Mental Health

April 8, 2016


Dr. Leyse-Wallace received her B.S. degree fromthe University of California at Davis earned her M.S. degree while completing her dietetic internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, and in 1998 after her kids were grown was awarded her PhD from The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.

She began practicing clinical dietetics at Osawatomie State Hospital, followed by practicing at The Menninger Foundation in Topeka. She was later employed at Mesa Vista Hospital (now Sharp-Mesa Vista) in San Diego, California and HCA Willow Park Hospital in Plano, Texas. Her practice included providing nutritional care for patients of all ages hospitalized for eating disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, and general psychiatric diagnoses.

She has served as an adjunct faculty member at Pima County College in Tucson and Mesa College in San Diego. A long-term member of The American Dietetic Association.  She has been an active contributor to the Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetic practice group in the AmericanDietetics Association, (now The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).

Dr. Leyse-Wallace retired from clinical practice and engages in professional writing and speaking and is a member of the SanDiego Writers and Editors Guild. She lives in Alpine, California in eastern San Diego County and has three adult children and five grandchildren.

Dr. Ruth is the author of Linking Nutritionand Mental Health and an update Nutrition and Mental Health

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