Alyssa Geis, MPH, CCLS
Child Life Specialist, Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease
University of South Carolina, MPH, Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior
University of Georgia, BS, Child and Family Development
Internship, Child Life, Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Alyssa Geis, MPH, CCLS, is a certified child life specialist in the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She specializes in child development and provides emotional support to hospitalized children and their families to minimize any stress, anxiety, or psychosocial trauma.
Alyssa Geis earned her master’s in health promotion, education, and behavior from the University of South Carolina and her bachelor’s in child and family development with an emphasis in child life from the University of Georgia. She completed an internship in child life at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.
Alyssa Geis has volunteered with multiple organizations on medical and surgical mission trips, serving as a child life specialist in Ethiopia, Mexico, Madagascar, and Guatemala. Her clinical interests involve working with the siblings of children who are hospitalized as well as the children of adult congenital heart disease patients. She enjoys creating resources to assist patients, siblings, and their families with their coping and medical understanding prior to surgical admission. She is currently involved in a research study regarding multidisciplinary team member education related to infant development and ways to adapt the hospital environment to help meet developmental milestones. She is a member of the Association of Child Life Professionals (ACLP) and currently serves as a volunteer member of the ACLP Mentor Program Committee. In the past, she has served as a volunteer member of the ACLP Practicum Task Force and the ACLP Professional Resources Committee. Alyssa is also a member of the Society for Health Communication and the Texas Association of Child Life Professionals.
- Association of Child Life Professionals, Certified Child Life Specialist
Awards & Honors
- Distinct Inspiration Award, WovenLife
- Excellence in Action Award, Dell Children's Medical Center
- Grant Recipient, Dell Children’s Foundation
- Innovators Award for Service Excellence, The University of Oklahoma Medical System
- Living Legacy Maker Award, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital at OU Health
- Outstanding Staff, The University of Oklahoma Medical Center Resident Council