Alison Manning, MD is board certified in pediatrics, adult psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry. She is an assistant professor at Duke University where she works on the inpatient consultation and liaison child psychiatry service at Duke Children’s Hospital as well as in the outpatient setting serving patients with complex medical and psychiatric needs. Dr. Manning’s research interests include harnessing the power of peer mentorship to improve adherence and outcomes for adolescents and young adults living with chronic illness. As a child psychiatrist who answers your calls for NC PAL, Dr. Manning is passionate about improving PCP competence and confidence in addressing mental health issues. She is one of Duke’s the REACH faculty and developed the Be ExPeRT program (Behavioral Health Expansion in Pediatric Residency Training).