Last Name

Christine Gunn, PhD

TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Avenue First Floor, Women's Health Unit
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1993
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-3340-2834
Other Positions
TitleResearch Assistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Gunn graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Health Sciences from the University of Western Ontario in 2005. She subsequently obtained a Masters of Arts from the same institution. In 2015, Dr. Gunn completed her PhD in Health Services Research in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the Schools of Medicine and Public Health at Boston University. Her research is primarily conducted within the Women's Health Unit in the Section of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Gunn's research focuses on cancer prevention and control. In particular, she is interested in how patients and providers negotiate the experience of being at risk for cancer and its impact on the utilization of health services. Dr. Gunn has extensive experience in qualitative research methods and uses a mixed methods approach to studying cancer risk and prevention behaviors.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Cancer Risk
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Decision-Making
  • Health Services Research
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Social Networks
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.
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  1. Ko NY, Battaglia TA, Gupta-Lawrence R, Schiller J, Gunn C, Festa K, Nelson K, Flacks J, Morton SJ, Rosen JE. Burden of socio-legal concerns among vulnerable patients seeking cancer care services at an urban safety-net hospital: a cross-sectional survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Jun 14; 16:196. PMID: 27296566.
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  2. Kressin NR, Gunn CM, Battaglia TA. Content, Readability, and Understandability of Dense Breast Notifications by State. JAMA. 2016 Apr 26; 315(16):1786-8. PMID: 27115382.
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  3. Battaglia TA, Gunn CM, McCoy ME, Mu HH, Baranoski AS, Chiao EY, Kachnic LA, Stier EA. Beliefs About Anal Cancer among HIV-Infected Women: Barriers and Motivators to Participation in Research. Womens Health Issues. 2015 Nov-Dec; 25(6):720-6. PMID: 26253825.
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  4. Gunn CM, Soley-Bori M, Battaglia TA, Cabral H, Kazis L. Shared Decision Making and the Use of Screening Mammography in Women Younger Than 50 Years of Age. J Health Commun. 2015; 20(9):1060-6. PMID: 26091367.
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  5. Carr PL, Gunn CM, Kaplan SA, Raj A, Freund KM. Inadequate progress for women in academic medicine: findings from the National Faculty Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 Mar; 24(3):190-9. PMID: 25658907.
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  6. Gunn CM, Clark JA, Battaglia TA, Freund KM, Parker VA. An assessment of patient navigator activities in breast cancer patient navigation programs using a nine-principle framework. Health Serv Res. 2014 Oct; 49(5):1555-77. PMID: 24820445.
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  7. Gunn CM, Freund KM, Kaplan SA, Raj A, Carr PL. Knowledge and perceptions of family leave policies among female faculty in academic medicine. Womens Health Issues. 2014 Mar-Apr; 24(2):e205-10. PMID: 24533979.
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  8. Ryan CJ, Shah S, Efstathiou E, Smith MR, Taplin ME, Bubley GJ, Logothetis CJ, Kheoh T, Kilian C, Haqq CM, Molina A, Small EJ. Phase II study of abiraterone acetate in chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer displaying bone flare discordant with serologic response. Clin Cancer Res. 2011 Jul 15; 17(14):4854-61. PMID: 21632851.
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  9. Kilian C, Salmoni A, Ward-Griffin C, Kloseck M. Perceiving falls within a family context: a focused ethnographic approach. Can J Aging. 2008; 27(4):331-45. PMID: 19416795.
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