Rev. Dr. R. Tyson

Rev. Dr. R. Lee Tyson , DNP, DMin, MSN, MDiv, BSN, BA, APRN-CNP, PMHNP-BC, ANP-BC, CARN-AP

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program Director

Procter Hall


CON Grad Prog & Admin Srvcs - 0038

Professional Summary

Dr. Tyson is an Advanced Practice Nurse holding dual doctorates in Psychiatric Nursing Practice and Theology & Spiritual Formation. He is triple-boarded, being certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Addiction Registered Nurse--Advanced Practice (Nursing Addictionologist). Before entering the mental health industry Dr. Tyson served as a minister for many years, and still devotes time as Adjunct Clergy. Dr. Tyson earned degrees from Anderson University, Anderson University School of Theology, Knox Theological Seminary, University of Cincinnati, and University of Louisville. He completed a residency experience and was groomed as a psychiatric provider and psychopharmacologist at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital where he was mentored by renowned bipolar scientist, Melissa Delbello, MD, MS. He later received extensive clinical experience working with the severely mentally ill at Talbert House where many of his patients were indigent and in case management services. More recently, Dr. Tyson has offered his gifts as a psychiatric hospitalist for the Lindner Center of Hope, Beckett Springs Hospital, West Chester Hospital, Assurance Health System, and Haven Behavioral Hospital, where he rounds on patients daily. He also enjoys his role as an Assistant Professor Clinical at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing where he directs the Psychiatric-Mental Health Program. Additionally, Dr. Tyson offers outpatient services and is the Founder and Owner of Lee Side Wellness, a regional, privately held conglomerate of PMHNPs, psychiatrists, and psychotherapists, offering innovative and empathic mental wellness, including pharmacogenomics services and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Lee Side Wellness is the largest NP-owned psychiatric practice in the state of Ohio. Dr. Tyson has published and presented multiple papers, and his specialty areas include: anxiety, bipolar, depression, PTSD, sexuality/gender issues, geriatric psychiatry, and substance abuse. Dr. Tyson hails from a small town in Louisiana and loves Cajun cuisine. He is passionate about issues of social justice and equality, loves being a husband and dad, and is a HUGE fan of the LA Lakers. If you love the Lakers you certainly have a friend in Dr. Tyson!


DNP: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2013 (Psychiatry)

DMin: Knox Theological Seminary Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2001 (Theology, Spiritual Development)

MSN: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010 (ANP)

MDiv: Anderson University School of Theology Anderson, IN, 1995 (Theology/Professional Ministry)

BSN: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2008 (Nursing (Accelerated Path))

BA: Anderson University Anderson, IN, 1992 (Mathematics, Chemistry, Pre-Med)

Post-Master's: University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, OH, 2010 (Psychiatry (Adult))

Post-Master's: University of Louisville Louisville, KY, 2014 (Psychiatry (Family))

Research Support

Grant: #OSU 60062166 sub OMD G-1819-05-0094 / OMD201807 Investigators:Acquavita, Shauna; Bankston, Karen; Bernheisel, Christopher; Brammer, Susan; Donnelly, John; Elder, Nancy; Fathman, Amy; Gillespie, Gordon; Kiesler, H. Joseph; Kroger-Jarvis, Melanie; Lewis, Christopher; Mount, Hillary; Nandyal, Lauri; O'Dea, Christine; Perraud, Suzanne; Shomo, Anisasattara; Tobias, Barbara; Tyson, Ronald; Weinstock, Keri; White, Christopher; Wilder, Christine 10-01-2017 -06-30-2018 Ohio Department of Medicaid Training an Interprofessional Workforce Prepared to Care for the Medicaid Population through Community-Academic Partnerships Role:PI $119,953.00 Active Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #OSU 60068340 sub MEDTAPP ODM201938 / G-1819-05-0094 Investigators:Brammer, Susan; Gillespie, Gordon; Sostok, Michael; Tobias, Barbara; Tyson, Ronald; White, Christopher 11-07-2018 -06-30-2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Virtual Reality: Educating Medicaid Providers on Health Disparities Role:Collaborator $618,563.00 Awarded Level:Federal


Peer Reviewed Publications

Tyson, Ronald Lee (2010. ) Diagnosis and treatment of abdominal angina.The Nurse practitioner, , 35 (11 ) ,16-22; quiz 22-3 More Information

Gregg, Jason A; Tyson, Ronald L; Cook, Donna (2016. ) Benzodiazepines and Geriatrics: What Clinical Practice Strategies Can Be Used to Reduce the Inappropriate Prescribing?.Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, , 41 (5 ) ,270-5 More Information

Tyson, R.L., McIntosh, D., & Gregg, J. (2017. ) An evidence-based program for enhancing interdisciplinary collaboration to promote spiritual care in an adolescent psychiatric residential facility. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, , 7 (4 ) ,15

Gregg, J.A., Tyson, R.L., & Alvarez, A.W. (2018. ) Gabapentin abuse: A case presentation on how to manage this growing concern .Journal of Nursing Education and Practice , , 8 (11 ) ,43 -44, 45, 46

Tyson, R.L., Brammer, S., & McIntosh, D. (2018. ) Telehealth in psychiatric nursing education: Lessons from the field .Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association , ,

Tyson, Ronald Lee (2010. ) Diagnosis and treatment of abdominal angina.The Nurse practitioner, , 35 (11 ) ,16-22; quiz 22-3 More Information

Published Books

Patricia Schweikert & Carolyn Rutledge (2020. ) Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing .

Book Chapter

Patty Schweickert, Carolyn Rutledge (2020 ) Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Telehealth Practice Modalities Telehealth Essentials for Advanced Practice Nursing .(pp. 141).SLACK Incorporated


Invited Presentations

Brammer, S., & Tyson, R.L. (07-24-2019. ) Increasing Access to Mental Health Care through Teleheath: Training the Next Generation of Nurse Practitioners .Ft. Wayne, IN. Conference. . Level:Regional

Tyson, R.L., Ballman, K., & Brammer, S. (07-12-2018. ) Telehealth/Telepsychiatry .University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. . Level:National

Altman, A., & Tyson, R.L. (10-13-2018. ) A guide to finding the Lee Side: Navigating the unknown waters of opening a private practice .Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, Ohio. Conference. . Level:National

Tyson, R.L., & Altman, A. (04-17-2019. ) STAR*D Trials: Implications for Practice .Providence Medical Group, Dayton Ohio. Professional Meeting. .

R. Lee Tyson (01-28-2020. ) Community-Academic Partnerships for Reducing Urban Health Disparities .The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Other Institution. . Level:National

R. Lee Tyson, Susan Brammer (07-15-2020. ) Increasing Access to Mental Health Care through Telehealth .Upper Midwest Telehealth Resource Center Annual Conference, South Bend, Indiana. Conference. . Level:Regional

R. Lee Tyson, Ashley Altman (06-08-2020. ) Mental Health & COVID-19 .Radio, Cincinnati, Ohio. UC. . Level:International

R. Lee Tyson, Ashley Altman (05-21-2020. ) Mental Health & COVID-19 .Mental Health Experts Podcast, Podcast . Workshop. . Level:International

Poster Presentations

Gregg, J. & Tyson, R.L. (04-27-2019. ) Gabapentin Abuse: Clinical Practice Implications for a Growing Concern. .Minneapolis, MN. . Conference. . Level:Regional

Courses Taught


-ANPS-8028 SUP CLINICAL/LIFE I Level:Graduate

-ANPS-8007 SYSTEMS, IND/GROUP Level:Graduate

-ANPS-8032 SUP CLINICAL LIFE 3 Level:Graduate

-ANPS-8008 ROLE PMH NP Level:Graduate

-ANPS-8014 PSYCH MANAGE CHILD Level:Graduate




-ANNP-8080 FNP SEMINAR 1 Level:Graduate

-ANNP-8082 FNP SEMINAR II Level:Graduate

-ANNP-8084 FNP SEMINAR III Level:Graduate

-ANNP-8070 FNP PRACTICUM I Level:Graduate

-ANNP-8072 FNP PRACTICUM II Level:Graduate

-ANNP-8044 ADULT NP PRACT III Level:Graduate

Developmental Issues & Traumatic Brain Injuries Level:Graduate

Complex Psychiatric Mental Health Disorders Level:Graduate

Child Adolescent Mental Health Therapies & Treatment Level:Graduate

Environmental Issues in Adult/Geriatric Treatment Level:Graduate

Advanced Health Assessment Level:Graduate

Psychiatric Supervised Clinical Practicum Across the Lifespan Level:Graduate

Contact Information

Home - 6583 Cherry Leaf Ct.
Mason  Ohio, 45040
Phone: 5133170720