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Alyssa Nielsen

Psychiatry Resident

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Alyssa Nielsen


Alyssa Nielsen is a first-year psychiatry resident at Yale. She grew up in Pensacola, FL and attended Tulane University where she studied neuroscience and dance. As a part of a 7-year combined B.S.-M.D. program, she transferred to the University of Florida. In medical school, Alyssa was elected to serve as a student representative on the curriculum committee and was heavily involved with a free, student-run clinic network (Equal Access Clinic Network). She directed a weekly primary care site specializing in gender affirming therapy and established a monthly psychiatry clinic.

At Yale, Alyssa serves on the Psychiatry Residents' Association as a member of the Medical Student Education Committee. She is passionate about community psychiatry, medical education, and investigating patients' and caregivers' perspectives of mental health care.

Education & Training

  • MD
    University of Florida College of Medicine, Distinctions in Research, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2023)
  • BS
    University of Florida, Interdisciplinary Studies - Basic Biology and Medicine (2020)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
North Central FL Council Medical Student AwardAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2023
Chairman's Medical Student RecognitionFlorida Board of Medicine2023
MemberGold Humanism Honor Society2023
MemberAlpha Omega Alpha2023

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