Allison was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1997. She attended the University of Notre Dame where she met her husband Nick. Allison returned to Columbus for medical school training at The Ohio State University and subsequently matched at OSU for a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Special interests of Allison's include transition medicine, particularly Cystic Fibrosis. Outside of medicine, Allison enjoys cheering on the Irish, cooking, reading and running. Her most recent hobby, however, is chasing around her 10 month old daughter Francesca.