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Alison Palmer has worked much of her 25+ year nursing career in high-risk obstetric settings and she is certified as an OBGYN and psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner. She received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in women’s health nursing from Boston College, as well as a post-grad certificate as a psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner from Rivier University.


She has led initiatives at Elliot Hospital to develop a Perinatal Emotional Support Program and has been funded by grants awarded from the Endowment for Health to develop and implement a standard of care for perinatal mood disorders within the Elliot Health System.


She previously served as the NH state coordinator for Postpartum Support International, and has been active with various programs in the state to address maternal-infant mental health and family support needs in the community. 

Alison most recently practiced clinically at Manchester OBGYN Associates from 2012-2022 where she addressed women’s mental health issues across the lifespan, with a particular focus on the perinatal period. Her clinical subspecialty skills in reproductive psychiatry complement her comprehensive approach to caring for women in general health promotion, gynecological disorders, pregnancy, postpartum, infertility, perinatal loss, and the transition to menopause. She has a strong interest in educating clinicians and families on these topics, as well as program development in these areas.

  • Women's mental health across the lifespan: adolescence, reproductive health, fertility, childbearing, perimenopause, menopause

  • Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders

  • Miscarriage and perinatal loss

  • Relationship challenges

  • Life transitions 

  • Parenting stressors

  • Medical 

  • Professional nursing development

  • Gynecological conditions and psychiatric co-morbidities 

  • Stress Management

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Grief, Loss, or Bereavement



  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – May 1997

  • Master’s of Science in Nursing – Women’s Health NP, May 2001

Post-Master’s certificate – Psychiatric-Mental Health NP, May 2014

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