Current Fellows

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.

MakwanaMayur Makwana

I am originally from India. I moved to Arkansas from Delaware, where I did my general psychiatry residency training. I am passionate about mental health care, particularly in our younger population, who I believe are most vulnerable. The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship program at UAMS has everything that I was looking for in a training program. It has well balanced all-round clinical exposure that gives me the confidence to be ready as an independent practitioner. There is an emphasis on the quality of care. The atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. The natural state has plenty to offer in terms of outdoors, which I enjoy in my free time.

BrattonMeghan Kerin Bratton

Choosing UAMS for my Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship training was an easy decision for me. I was impressed during my experience in my general residency program with the faculty supervision and teaching and broad diversity of patient population and psychopathology. I have lived in Arkansas my entire life, and Little Rock has been a wonderful place to live for the past 7 years, with great hiking/trails and a surprisingly impressive array of restaurants. I went to undergrad at Hendrix College in Conway, AR, and majored in Biology. I graduated from medical school at UAMS and also completed residency in General Psychiatry at UAMS. I plan to practice in an outpatient setting when I am done with fellowship and have particular interest in trauma, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and ADHD throughout childhood and adolescence into early adulthood. I plan to serve in a more rural area with poor access to mental health resources to help bridge this gap.