Last Name

Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine
Address801 Massachusetts Ave Crosstown Center
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-4562
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-9067-5922
Other Positions
TitleActive Staff Hospital Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center

 Awards and Honors

1998-2000American College of Physician Executives: Management Scholar
2000Boston University School of Medicine: Faculty Scholar – Centers of Excellence in Geriatric and Community Medicine
2003Mattapan Community Health Center: Edmond Steele Commitment to Excellence Award
2009-2009 Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse: Best Abstract Award Semi-finalist: T.Kim, N.Kretsch, R.Saitz, M.Winter, JH.Samet, CW.Shanahan, A.A
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
I have particular expertise in assessing the information technology requirements of research projects that are either informatics focused or enabled and can assist with project design, development, technical assessment, and can draw upon my large network of technical contacts in both the BMC and BUSM IT department to help develop feasible and implementable plans.

I also have extensive experience and expertise in substance abuse program development and research, 2. Facilitation of community-based research networks, 3. Data warehousing for research and quality, and 4. Personal and staff management.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Community Medicine
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Knowledge management
  • Medcial Informatics and technology
  • Substance Abuse
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. Kressin NR, Lasser KE, Paasche-Orlow M, Allison J, Ash AS, Adams WG, Shanahan CW, Legler A, Pizer SD. Clinical Operations Variables are Associated With Blood Pressure Outcomes. Med Care. 2015 Jun; 53(6):480-4.
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  2. Mull HJ, Rosen AK, Shimada SL, Rivard PE, Nordberg B, Long B, Hoffman JM, Leecaster M, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Helwig A, Nebeker JR. Assessing the potential adoption and usefulness of concurrent, action-oriented, electronic adverse drug event triggers designed for the outpatient setting. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2015; 3(1):1116.
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  3. Lange A, Lasser KE, Xuan Z, Khalid L, Beers D, Heymann OD, Shanahan CW, Crosson J, Liebschutz JM. Variability in opioid prescription monitoring and evidence of aberrant medication taking behaviors in urban safety-net clinics. Pain. 2015 Feb; 156(2):335-40.
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  4. Khalid L, Liebschutz JM, Xuan Z, Dossabhoy S, Kim Y, Crooks D, Shanahan C, Lange A, Heymann O, Lasser KE. Adherence to Prescription Opioid Monitoring Guidelines among Residents and Attending Physicians in the Primary Care Setting. Pain Med. 2015 Mar; 16(3):480-7.
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  5. Shanahan CW, Sorensen-Alawad A, Carney BL, Persand I, Cruz A, Botticelli M, Pressman K, Adams WG, Brolin M, Alford DP. The implementation of an integrated information system for substance use screening in general medical settings. Appl Clin Inform. 2014; 5(4):878-94.
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  6. Adams WG, Phillips BD, Bacic JD, Walsh KE, Shanahan CW, Paasche-Orlow MK. Automated conversation system before pediatric primary care visits: a randomized trial. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):e691-9.
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  7. Cahn PS, Benjamin EJ, Shanahan CW. ''Uncrunching'' time: medical schools'' use of social media for faculty development. Med Educ Online. 2013; 18:20995.
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  8. Kim TW, Saitz R, Kretsch N, Cruz A, Winter MR, Shanahan CW, Alford DP. Screening for unhealthy alcohol and other drug use by health educators: do primary care clinicians document screening results? J Addict Med. 2013 May-Jun; 7(3):204-9.
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  9. Aziz M, Bickmore TW, Vardoulakis LP, Shanahan CW, Paasche-Orlow MK. Hospital Buddy: A Persistent Emotional Support Companion Agent for Hospital Patients. Intelligent Virtual Agents Lecture Notes in Computer Science. Springer Berlin. Heidelberg. 2012; 7502:492-495.
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  10. McCloskey L, Condon R, Shanahan CW, Wolff J, Culler C, Kalish R. Public health, medicine, and dentistry as partners in community health: a pioneering initiative in interprofessional, practice-based education. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2011 Jul-Aug; 17(4):298-307.
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  11. Rosen AK, Mull HJ, Kaafarani H, Nebeker J, Shimada S, Helwig A, Nordberg B, Long B, Savitz LA, Shanahan CW, Itani K. Applying trigger tools to detect adverse events associated with outpatient surgery. J Patient Saf. 2011 Mar; 7(1):45-59.
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  12. Shanahan CW, Beers D, Alford DP, Brigandi E, Samet JH. A transitional opioid program to engage hospitalized drug users. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Aug; 25(8):803-8.
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  13. Lincoln A, Johnson P, Espejo D, Plachta-Elliott S, Lester P, Shanahan C, Abbott S, Cabral H, Jamanka A, Delman J, Kenny P. The BMC ACCESS project: the development of a medically enhanced safe haven shelter. J Behav Health Serv Res. 2009 Oct; 36(4):478-91.
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  14. Dworetzky BA, Strahonja-Packard A, Shanahan CW, Paz J, Schauble B, Bromfield EB. Characteristics of male veterans with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures. Epilepsia. 2005 Sep; 46(9):1418-22.
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  15. Shanahan CW, Lincoln A, Horton NJ, Saitz R, Winter M, Samet JH. Relationship of depressive symptoms and mental health functioning to repeat detoxification. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2005 Sep; 29(2):117-23.
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  16. Dworetzky BA, Hoch DB, Wagner AK, Salmanson E, Shanahan CW, Bromfield EB. The impact of a single seizure on health status and health care utilization. Epilepsia. 2000 Feb; 41(2):170-6.
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  17. Shanahan C, Makadon H. Addressing HIV Prevention in Clinical Practice. In: Libman, Witzburg, eds. HIV Infection: A Clinical Manual. Little Brown, Inc. Boston. 1995.
  18. Carr R, Wald A, Shanahan C, Hein D. HIV Education and Prevention. In: Libman, Witzburg, eds. HIV Infection: A Clinical Manual. Little Brown, Inc. Boston. 1993.
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