Dr. Alyse Folino Ley graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. Following medical school, she completed a general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at Michigan State University in 2008. Dr. Ley is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry (AOBNP). Dr. Ley is a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychiatrists.
She has clinical expertise in working with adults, children and adolescents with trauma-related disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, developmental disorders, ADHD, learning disorders, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Ley serves as the Associate Chairperson, Michigan State University, Department of Psychiatry, Director of the Psychiatry Residency Education Program, and Director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
Dr. Ley specializes in child and adolescent psychiatric evaluation and treatment. She has a special interest in the treatment of children and adolescents with trauma related disorders, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders. Dr. Ley teaches medical students and residents in MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Human Medicine.
She was awarded the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents (COSGP) 2016 Outstanding Achievement in Osteopathic Medical Education Award for co-founding the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine Student Mental Health Committee (MSMH). Dr. Ley was recently recognized by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) where she was awarded the 2019 Research Mentor Award for her work with child and adolescent psychiatry residents.
In addition, Dr. Ley has partnered with the Academy for Critical Incident Analysis at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has served as a lead advisor to the National Police Foundation’s Center for Mass Violence Response Studies in review of cases of targeted violence to include the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and an averted shooting at the Paw Paw High School in Michigan. She has also collaborated with the National Policing Institute on the National Averted School Violence database project. Dr. Ley was instrumental in bringing the National Policing Institute Center for Mass Violence Response Studies and the Michigan State University Department of Psychiatry together in a partnership aimed at identifying and implementing cross-systems approaches to prevent acts of mass violence in Michigan and nationally through research informed intervention, treatment, consultation, education and training.