Rev. Dr. R. Tyson


Assoc Professor - Clin

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-mental health and theology/spiritual development. He is triple-boarded, being certified as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Certified Addiction Registered Nurse—Advanced Practice. He is also a Fellow in the International Academy of Addictions Nursing. Before entering academia and the mental health industry, Dr. Tyson served in professional ministry for many years, and still devotes time as adjunct clergy. He has extensive clinical involvement working with populations in myriad settings across Ohio and the Midwest region, including with the #2 ranked pediatric hospital in the nation, reputable community health centers, as well as several for-profit psychiatric hospitals and substance use treatment facilities. These experiences have enabled him to be successful in his two current roles: Associate Professor of Clinical Nursing, and medical staff at Lee Side Wellness. Currently, Dr. Tyson is Director of the Psychiatric-Mental Health Program at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, currently the second largest graduate program at the college. He is also founder, owner, and visionary of Lee Side Wellness, the largest privately held outpatient psychiatric practice in southwest Ohio, and the largest and leading NP-owned practice in Ohio. Dr. Tyson’s organization employs PMHNPs, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, as well as pharmacists who offer a variety of services, including telepsychiatry, pharmacogenomics, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and multiple modalities of psychotherapy. Dr. Tyson is also the founder and owner of two other successful businesses, one offering alternative psychiatric solutions, and another which serves as a medical billing, credentialing, and consultation service. He has made numerous presentations and publications on a variety of topics, including telemental health, anxiety, mood and thought disorders, PTSD, ADHD, sexuality/gender issues, geriatric concerns, and substance use matters. He currently serves on the Mental Health Team of the University of Cincinnati Urban Health Pathway as well as the Attorney General’s All-Ohio Healthcare Substance Use Disorder Interprofessional Educational Symposium Committee. Finally, Dr. Tyson serves on the Ohio Board of Nursing APRN Advisory Committee and the OAAPN Education Committee, as well as his very influential role as Chair of the ANCC PMHNP Content Expert Panel which oversees the national certification exam for psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioners.


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))

MBA (in process): Lindner College of Business, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2024 (Healthcare Administration )

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