Cindy Christiansen, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

PhD, University of Texas at Austin
MS, University of Texas at Austin



Dr. Christiansen is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management and affiliate statistician at the Center for Health, Quality Outcomes, and Economic Research (CHQOER), Veterans Affairs in Bedford, Massachusetts. She is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA) and has had leadership roles in the International Association for Bayesian Analysis, the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and the Health Policy Statistics Section of the ASA. Her interests include the development and implementation of multi-level and prediction models for health policy applications. Her methodological research has been used to estimate the number of potential organ donors across Organ Procurement Organization regions, to estimate the number of recipients of Ryan White Care Act program services, and to predict the cumulative risk of false-positive mammograms.

2003 American Statistical Association: Fellow


Personnel Agreement for research services of Cindy Christiansen
09/01/2015 - 08/31/2016 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

IPA for research services of Cindy Christiansen.
12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel agreement for research services of Cindy Christiansen
10/01/2011 - 09/29/2014 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Cindy Christiansen
11/01/2013 - 02/28/2014 (PI)
Bedford VA Research Corporation, Inc. Systagenix

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Cindy Christiansen
10/01/2011 - 06/30/2012 (PI)
Bedford VA Research Corporation, Inc.

Personnel Agreement for Research Services of Cindy Christiansen
10/01/2009 - 06/30/2010 (Co-PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

Interventions and Practice Infrastructure Support
09/01/2004 - 05/31/2009 (PI)
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care NIH NIMH

Evaluation and Program Support Center for Targeted HIV Outreach and Intervention Models
09/30/2001 - 08/31/2006 (Co-PI)
HHS/Health Resources and Services Administration
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  1. Yu C, Gifford AL, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Hepatitis C Is Poorly Associated With Drug Use in Cambodian Americans in Lowell, Massachusetts. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2016 Apr; 3(2):ofw099.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27419171; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw099;.
  2. Ding YY, Kader B, Christiansen CL, Berlowitz DR. Hemoglobin Level and Hospital Mortality Among ICU Patients With Cardiac Disease Who Received Transfusions. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 8; 66(22):2510-8.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26653625; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2015.09.057;.
  3. Chang YM, Tsai AC, Gutierrez A, Flory M, Sarangi R, Fujita A, Brahler T, Christiansen CL, Sakai O. Effect of Right-Sided Versus Left-Sided Contrast Injection on Intra-arterial Opacification Characteristics of Head and Neck Computed Tomography Angiograms and Interactions With Patient Sex, Weight, and Cardiac Output. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2015 Sep-Oct; 39(5):752-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26295189; DOI: 10.1097/RCT.0000000000000273;.
  4. Watanabe M, Buch K, Fujita A, Christiansen CL, Jara H, Sakai O. MR relaxometry for the facial ageing assessment: the preliminary study of the age dependency in the MR relaxometry parameters within the facial soft tissue. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2015; 44(7):20150047.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25974063; PMCID: PMC4628411; DOI: 10.1259/dmfr.20150047;.
  5. Perkins RB, Christiansen CL. The human papillomavirus vaccination is not associated with risk of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases. Evid Based Med. 2015 Jun; 20(3):116.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25841246; DOI: 10.1136/ebmed-2015-110180;.
  6. Barlam TF, Morgan JR, Wetzler LM, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: a comparison of prescribing in an outpatient setting. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 36(2):153-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25632997; DOI: 10.1017/ice.2014.21;.
  7. Smith EG, Austin KL, Kim HM, Miller DR, Eisen SV, Christiansen CL, Kilbourne AM, Sauer BC, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M. Suicide risk in Veterans Health Administration patients with mental health diagnoses initiating lithium or valproate: a historical prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 14(1):357.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25777809; DOI: 10.1186/s12888-014-0357-x;.
  8. Smith EG, Austin KL, Kim HM, Miller DR, Eisen SV, Christiansen CL, Kilbourne AM, Sauer BC, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M. Suicide risk in Veterans Health Administration patients with mental health diagnoses initiating lithium or valproate: a historical prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2014; 14:357.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25515091; PMCID: PMC4343189; DOI: 10.1186/s12888-014-0357-x;.
  9. Shwartz M, Peköz EA, Burgess JF, Christiansen CL, Rosen AK, Berlowitz D. A probability metric for identifying high-performing facilities: an application for pay-for-performance programs. Med Care. 2014 Dec; 52(12):1030-6.View Related Profiles. PMID: 25304018; DOI: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000242;.
  10. Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, Koppelman E, McKee MD, Christiansen CL, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Litwin AH. Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program. Qual Manag Health Care. 2014 Jan-Mar; 23(1):1-9.View Related Profiles. PMID: 24368717; DOI: 10.1097/QMH.0000000000000007;.
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Bar chart showing 78 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2000

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