Christine Gunn, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Medicine
General Internal Medicine

PhD, Boston University
MA, University of Western Ontario




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 an Assistant Professor in the Women's Health Unit, Section of General Internal Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. She holds a secondary appointment at the Boston University School of Public Health in the Department of Health Law, Policy and Management.

Dr. Gunn is a health services researcher focused on risk communication, decision-making, and the utilization of evidence-based care. She has conducted an array of research on how patients and providers negotiate the experience of being at risk for cancer and its impact on the utilization of health services. She is particularly interested studying how health literacy impacts health decision-making and behaviors. Dr. Gunn has extensive experience in qualitative research methods, surveys, and mixed methods approaches to studying risk and prevention behaviors.

Dr. Gunn has received funding from AcademyHealth through the New Investigator Small Grant Program to examine women’s perceptions of the Massachusetts breast density notification legislation and its influence on their intentions for future screening. She is the recipient of a K07 career development award from the National Cancer Institute. This award uses community-engaged methods to develop and test a breast cancer screening decision aid in partnership with women with low health literacy. She is also conducting work through the BU-BMC Cancer Center American Cancer Society pilot program that aims to develop patient education to help women understand breast density and has a CTSI pilot award expanding her risk communication work to explore gender and age based differences in risk communication about fentanyl use.

Areas of Interest:
Cancer, Decision-making, Risk communication, Screening and prevention, Breast density, Health services research, health literacy, health disparities

Research Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management


Member
Boston University
BU-BMC Cancer Center


Member
Boston University
Center of Excellence in Women’s Health


Faculty
Boston University School of Medicine
Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit


2020 Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine: Evans Junior Faculty Research Merit Award
2018 Health Literacy Annual Research Conference: Sabra Woolley Award for Best Oral Abstract Presentation
2016 Boston University Medical Campus: Academy for Faculty Advancement
2016 Society of General Internal Medicine: Milton W. Hamolsky Junior Faculty Scientific Presentation Award Finalist
2016 Boston University School of Public Health: Katherine Skinner Memorial Prize for Dedication to Women’s Health Issues
2016 National Cancer Institute: Cancer Disparities Research Network Early Career Travel Scholarship
2014 National Cancer Institute: Student Travel Scholarship
2011-2015 Komen MATCH Scholar



Using Community-Engaged Methods to Design a Tool to Promote Informed Breast Cancer Screening…
08/01/2018 - 07/31/2023 (PI)
NIH-NCI
5K07CA221899-02

Genetic Testing in the Safety-Net: Improving Equity in Prostate Cancer Treatment
04/01/2020 - 03/31/2023 (PI)
Department of Defense

REBOOT Admin Supplement
04/01/2019 - 03/31/2020 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Sarah Bagley, MD
Heluna Health, the new PHFE NIH-NIDA
3R01DA045690-02S1

Perceptions of Breast Density Notifications Among a Low-Literacy Population: An Opportunity for P…
01/01/2016 - 12/31/2016 (PI)
Academy Health


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  1. Pytell JD, Sklar MD, Carrese J, Rastegar DA, Gunn C, Chander G. "I'm a Survivor": Perceptions of Chronic Disease and Survivorship Among Individuals in Long-Term Remission from Opioid Use Disorder. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 May 23. PMID: 34027611; PMCID: PMC8141362; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06925-z;
     
  2. Harris MTH, Bagley SM, Maschke A, Schoenberger SF, Sampath S, Walley AY, Gunn CM. Competing risks of women and men who use fentanyl: "The number one thing I worry about would be my safety and number two would be overdose". J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 06; 125:108313.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34016300; PMCID: PMC8140193; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108313;
     
  3. Kressin NR, Battaglia TA, Wormwood JB, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. Dense Breast Notification Laws' Association With Outcomes in the US Population: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 May; 18(5):685-695.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33358722; PMCID: PMC8106616; DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2020.11.012;
     
  4. Harris M, McDonald EG, Marrone E, El-Messidi A, Girard T, Gosselin S, Gunn CM, Shapiro GD, Longo C, Dayan N. Postpartum Analgesia in New Mothers (PAIN) Study: A Survey of Canadian Obstetricians' Post-Delivery Opioid-Prescribing Practices. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2020 Dec 13.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33321248
     
  5. Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Discussions of Potential Mammography Benefits and Harms among Patients with Limited Health Literacy and Providers: "Oh, There are Harms?" J Health Commun. 2020 Dec 01; 25(12):951-961.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33455518; PMCID: PMC8062298; DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2020.1845256;
     
  6. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Harris M, Schoenberger SF, Sampath S, Walley AY, Bagley SM. Age-based preferences for risk communication in the fentanyl era: 'A lot of people keep seeing other people die and that's not enough for them'. Addiction. 2021 06; 116(6):1495-1504.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33119196; PMCID: PMC8081736; DOI: 10.1111/add.15305;
     
  7. Housten AJ, Gunn CM, Paasche-Orlow MK, Basen-Engquist KM. Health Literacy Interventions in Cancer: a Systematic Review. J Cancer Educ. 2021 Apr; 36(2):240-252.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33155097; PMCID: PMC8005416; DOI: 10.1007/s13187-020-01915-x;
     
  8. Borno HT, Odisho AY, Gunn CM, Pankowska M, Rider JR. Disparities in precision medicine-Examining germline genetic counseling and testing patterns among men with prostate cancer. Urol Oncol. 2021 Apr; 39(4):233.e9-233.e14. PMID: 33158741
     
  9. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA. Engaging Women with Limited Health Literacy in Mammography Decision-Making: Perspectives of Patients and Primary Care Providers. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 04; 36(4):938-945.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32935318; PMCID: PMC8042081; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-06213-2;
     
  10. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Gunn CM. Differences in Breast Density Awareness, Knowledge, and Plans. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 08; 35(8):2473.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32394138; PMCID: PMC7403238; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-020-05840-z;
     
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Cancer Prevention
Cancer Risk
Decision-Making
Health Services Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Women's Health
Health Disparities
Health Literacy

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