Christine Gunn, PhD
Adjunct 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

Adjunct 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




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 - 03/31/2022 (Activity-level PI)
PI: Sarah M. Bagley, MD
Heluna Health, the new PHFE NIH-NIDA
3R01DA045690-02S1

Using Community-Engaged Methods to Design a Tool to Promote Informed Breast Cancer Screening…
08/01/2018 - 08/02/2021 (PI)
NIH-NCI
5K07CA221899-02

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. Battaglia TA, Gunn CM, Bak SM, Flacks J, Nelson KP, Wang N, Ko NY, Morton SJ. Patient navigation to address sociolegal barriers for patients with cancer: A comparative-effectiveness study. Cancer. 2022 Jul 01; 128 Suppl 13:2623-2635.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35699610
     
  2. Loo S, Mullikin K, Robbins C, Xiao V, Battaglia TA, Lemon SC, Gunn C. Patient navigator team perceptions on the implementation of a citywide breast cancer patient navigation protocol: a qualitative study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2022 May 21; 22(1):683.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35597947; PMCID: PMC9123866; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-022-08090-3;
     
  3. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Slanetz PJ, Gunn CM. A letter is not enough: Women's preferences for and experiences of receiving breast density information. Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jul; 105(7):2450-2456.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35534300
     
  4. Kressin NR, Wormwood JB, Battaglia TA, Maschke AD, Slanetz PJ, Pankowska M, Gunn CM. Women's Understandings and Misunderstandings of Breast Density and Related Concepts: A Mixed Methods Study. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Feb 28.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35230164
     
  5. Gunn CM, Pankowska M, Harris M, Helsing E, Battaglia TA, Bagley SM. The representation of females in clinical trials for substance use disorder conducted in the United States (2010-19). Addiction. 2022 Feb 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35165969
     
  6. Woods AP, Alonso A, Duraiswamy S, Ceraolo C, Feeney T, Gunn CM, Burns WR, Segev DL, Drake FT. Limited English Proficiency and Clinical Outcomes After Hospital-Based Care in English-Speaking Countries: a Systematic Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 Jun; 37(8):2050-2061.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35112283; PMCID: PMC9198156; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-07348-6;
     
  7. Kim SE, Bachorik AE, Bertrand KA, Gunn CM. Differences in Breast Cancer Screening Practices by Diabetes Status and Race/Ethnicity in the United States. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2022 Jun; 31(6):848-855.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34935471
     
  8. Harris MTH, Lambert AM, Maschke AD, Bagley SM, Walley AY, Gunn CM. "No home to take methadone to": Experiences with addiction services during the COVID-19 pandemic among survivors of opioid overdose in Boston. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2022 04; 135:108655.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34772604; PMCID: PMC8576611; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2021.108655;
     
  9. Gunn CM, Maschke A, Paasche-Orlow MK, Housten AJ, Kressin NR, Schonberg MA, Battaglia TA. Using Mixed Methods With Multiple Stakeholders to Inform Development of a Breast Cancer Screening Decision Aid for Women With Limited Health Literacy. MDM Policy Pract. 2021 Jul-Dec; 6(2):23814683211033249.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34350361; PMCID: PMC8295953; DOI: 10.1177/23814683211033249;
     
  10. 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. 2022 02; 37(3):593-600. PMID: 34027611; PMCID: PMC8141362; DOI: 10.1007/s11606-021-06925-z;
     
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Bar chart showing 48 publications over 11 distinct years, with a maximum of 13 publications in 2020

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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
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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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