About Dr. Leyse-Wallace

Dr. Leyse-Wallace received her B.S. degree from the University of California at Davis as a member of Phi Kappa Phi; earned her M.S. degree while completing her dietetic internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, and in 1998 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, Kansas from 1977 to 1984. 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.

While attending graduate school in Tucson, Dr. Wallace served at Sierra Tucson and Hospice Family Care in Tucson, as well as Group Health Medical Associates, a general medicine clinic, on a part-time basis.

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 American Dietetics Association, (now The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).

Dr. Leyse-Wallace retired from clinical practice and engages in professional writing and speaking. She lives in Alpine, California in eastern San Diego County and has three adult children and five grandchildren.