Dr. Melissa Mannion is an Instructor in the Department of Pediatrics’ division of Pediatric Rheumatology. She received her MD from Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her Pediatric residency and Pediatric Rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Mannion also earned a Master of Science in Public Health from UAB. She is board-certified in Pediatrics. Her professional memberships include the Alabama Society for Rheumatic Disease, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Rheumatology, and Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance.
Her research interests center around epidemiologic analysis related to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), the use of medications to treat JIA, outcomes of JIA in adulthood, and the comparative effectiveness of treatment modalities.