Alison Chrisler, PhD, CCLS
Dr. Alison Chrisler currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at American University. Dr. Chrisler's child life experience included working in outpatient surgery at CS Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan and running a one-person child life program at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, Maryland. She earned her PhD at Michigan State University in Human Development and Family Studies. Dr. Chrisler's research and evaluation experience focuses on working with children, youth, and families that are often overlooked, with a special emphasis on hospitalized children, youth experiencing homelessness, and LGBTQ youth. For almost 10 years, she has served on a number of ACLP committees including the Conference Host Committee and the Scientific Advancement of Professional Subcommittees (formerly known as the Research and Scholarship Committee).