Current Fellows

Toby BelknapToby Belknap

I am originally from Arkansas and I attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock for my undergraduate education (BS in biology and BA in chemistry).  I then attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where I also completed my general psychiatry residency.  I am interested in working with children with autism, and I love having a wide array of opportunities to be able to work with this population during training (be it in my longitudinal clinic at CSC, during diagnostic evaluations at the Dennis Development Center, or even at the genetics clinic during an elective rotation).  I live just outside of Little Rock with my wife and in our free time we enjoy going to movies/plays or trying out the escape rooms around town.

Musa YilanliMusa Yilanli

Hi, I am Musa! I am originally from Istanbul, Turkey. After one year of general psychiatry residency training in Turkey, I spent 2 years as a research associate at the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University. I did clinical research on computerized remediation intervention for various psychiatric disorders, especially for ADHD until I joined my general psychiatry training at Wayne State University in Michigan. As I continued to my training, my interest in the child and adolescent psychiatry grew out of a fascination with the child population. I was lucky enough to be matched at the University of Arkansas for my child psychiatry fellowship. At UAMS, I have been privileged to work with a myriad of mental health professionals, all of whom have made me feel welcome. All of our faculty and fellows are kind, approachable, and dedicated people.  I feel so grateful to be a part of this program. Little Rock is gorgeous all around, and the natural attractions can’t be beaten. In my free time, I have been eating amazing local foods, traveling and exploring new places and playing soccer. Spending time with family and friends has always been an important part of my life as well. I am currently interested in consultation-liaison, neuro-developmental disorders, addiction, neuroimaging, and global mental health. As a part of my training, I have been a part of the LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program in Arkansas. I now eventually hope to work on innovative interventions to create access to mental healthcare to the under-served populations in the world.

MariAlison BowlingBowling

I am from East Texas/Southeast Arkansas and obtained undergraduate degrees in biology and anthropology from the University of Arkansas. Following undergrad, I completed medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern and afterward went to the University of Texas Medical Branch for my general psychiatry residency training. I like variety when seeing patients and​ appreciate the wide range of ages and pathologies that the clinical training (both inpatient and outpatient) provides in our child and adolescent program. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my husband and 2 sons.​

Lauren DavisDavis

For me, Arkansas is home. I graduated from medical school and completed general psychiatry training here at UAMS. I have a wide array of career interests–truly enjoying the versatility and various opportunities this field has to offer. I am particularly interested in the impact of childhood trauma on neurodevelopment and psychopathology as well as the role of transgenerational trauma. The greater department of psychiatry here at UAMS houses a multidisciplinary group of professionals specializing in the treatment of childhood trauma who have provided substantial support in helping further this interest. Outside of psychiatry, I enjoy working out, hiking, reading, and traveling.

Elaine Leoleo

I grew up in Lubbock, TX, received business degree from Washington University in St. Louis, then completed Master’s degree in Health administration from Wash. U. School of Medicine.  I worked at Le Bonheur Children’s medical center as Director of Operations, then got promoted and ended up in a corporate building, too far removed from direct patient care. So, I changed careers and went to Lincoln Memorial University for medical school, completed general psychiatry residency training at Unity Health White County Medical Center in Searcy, AR. I am interested in working with adolescent patients that have mood disorders and have interest in researching sleep problems as it impacts moods. Since starting fellowship training, my interest in working with patients on autism spectrum has grown. There is also an emphasis on caring for colleagues and staff which has expanded my interest with improving quality of life and increasing wellbeing for patients, colleagues, and staff.