Amy Manning graduated from the University at Buffalo with a PhD in Social Welfare. Her dissertation involved the collection of data from a human service agency involving almost 3000 cases. The focus was looking at the Pediatric Symptom Checklist for screening purposes, which led her to propose a 4-factor scoring method based on of her analyses.
Since October 2014, Amy has been the Project Field Manager for a 5-year NIAAA grant: Managing Heavy Drinking to Avoid Impaired Driving: A Study of Interlock Users. Starting in 2017, Amy has been the Belgium Evaluation Site Monitor for the AB InBev project: Reducing Problem Drinking Worldwide 10% by 2020.
Amy came to PIRE after spending three years as a Senior Evaluator for a small research organization in Buffalo where she worked as a consultant to the Erie County Holding Center and Correctional Facility conducting continual research and evaluation on systems, actions and outcomes for the prevention of suicide. She also evaluated the forensic mental health services and provided technological support and development, training and implementation of an electronic medical record system. At the same time, she provided evaluation support to the Sheriff’s Department by tracking of statistics, behaviors, and outcomes. She also worked with the county health department to determine their evaluation needs. In this role, she met quarterly with the Department of Justice and presented findings and assisted the team in developing ongoing goals and benchmarks by which to measure progress at the facilities. During her tenure, the county was able to move from Federal Indictment to meeting the requirements for an Order of Dismissal.
Dr. Manning joins the faculty at Buffalo State College in the Department of Social Work in the fall of 2020. She also teaches at the University at Buffalo Graduate School of Social Work and has co-taught the Evidence-Based Mental Health Practice course (online) for over 30 semesters.
Prior to furthering her education, Amy was a school-based social worker in Buffalo Public Schools, providing direct care and crisis intervention for students and faculty. In her “spare” time, Amy plays the bagpipes with the Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums and she enjoys all things creative as well.
Scherer, M., Marques, P., Manning, A. R., Nochajski, T. H., Romano, E., Taylor, E., Voas, R., & King, S. (2020). Potential for cannabis adaptation among participants in a drunk driving intervention. Journal of Substance Use, 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2020.1749950
Manning, A. R. (2009). Bridging the gap from availability to accessibility: providing health and mental health services in schools. Journal of Evidence-Based Social Work, 6(1), 40-57. https://doi.org/10.1080/15433710802633411