Alison J. McManus, N.P.

Dr. McManus is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and Principal Investigator within the Department of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). 

Dr. McManus graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and subsequently became Certified in both Intensive Care and Emergency Nursing.  She received an MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of San Diego and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Rush University in Chicago.

Dr McManus is the Clinical Research Nurse Manager of the Alzheimer’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit (ACTRU) at MGH.  Her work broadly involves the management of translational and clinical trial activities at the ACTRU.

She supervises the conduct of sponsor and investigator-initiated trials, as well as the clinical care of patients enrolled in clinical research projects, within the ACTRU.  Dr McManus is one of only a handful of Nurse Practitioners in the nation who are leading these types of clinical drug trials as a Principal Investigator.