Dr. Alison Christy received a Bachelor of Arts in neurosciences at Amherst College in Massachusetts. She studied medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where she also received a PhD in immunology for her research on immune cells in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. She completed her residency in child neurology at Oregon Health and Sciences University, where she was active in teaching, medical ethics and medical humanities, and received the Dr. Cheryl Hanna Humanism Award “in recognition of her compassion, selflessness and concern for patients’ spiritual and emotional well-being.”
Dr. Christy continues to research, publish and present on pediatric neuroimmunological diseases. She is interested in community education on pediatric neurological disorders and protection of the brain, and has presented in schools, at juvenile detention centers, and to nursing and physical assistant groups.
She also interviews other pediatric neurologists in podcasts for the Journal of Child Neurology (http://journals.sagepub.com/home/jcn), to spread information about current research and developments in pediatric neurology to a wider audience.
Her areas of expertise include pediatric neurology, neuroimmunological disorders including multiple sclerosis, white matter disease and leukodystrophies, headaches (including Botox injections and occipital nerve blocks), epilepsy and seizure disorders, and movement disorders