Cindy Christiansen, PhD
Clinical Instructor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

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

Research Associate
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Periodontology & Oral Biology

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 (Subcontract 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. Leech AA, Christiansen CL, Linas BP, Jacobsen DM, Morin I, Drainoni ML. Healthcare practitioner experiences and willingness to prescribe pre-exposure prophylaxis in the US. PLoS One. 2020; 15(9):e0238375.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32881916; PMCID: PMC7470257; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238375;
  2. Morgan JR, Carey KM, Barlam TF, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Bronchitis in Children and Impact on Subsequent Episodes of Care and Treatment. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2019 03; 38(3):271-274.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29794648; PMCID: PMC7918285; DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002117;
  3. Leech AA, Burgess JF, Sullivan M, Kuohung W, Horný M, Drainoni ML, Christiansen CL, Linas BP. Cost-effectiveness of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV prevention for conception in the United States. AIDS. 2018 11 28; 32(18):2787-2798.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30234602; PMCID: PMC6805137; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000002014;
  4. Horný M, Shwartz M, Duszak R, Christiansen CL, Cohen AB, Burgess JF. Characteristics of State Policies Impact Health Care Delivery: An Analysis of Mammographic Dense Breast Notification and Insurance Legislation. Med Care. 2018 09; 56(9):798-804.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30036236
  5. Powell WR, Christiansen CL, Miller DR. Meta-Analysis of Sulfonylurea Therapy on Long-Term Risk of Mortality and Cardiovascular Events Compared to Other Oral Glucose-Lowering Treatments. Diabetes Ther. 2018 Aug; 9(4):1431-1440. PMID: 29808360
  6. Leech AA, Bortoletto P, Christiansen C, Drainoni ML, Linas BP, Roeca C, Curtis M, Sullivan M. Assessing access to assisted reproductive services for serodiscordant couples with human immunodeficiency virus infection. Fertil Steril. 2018 03; 109(3):473-477.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29428310; PMCID: PMC9720783; DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2017.11.039;
  7. Horný M, Cohen AB, Duszak R, Christiansen CL, Shwartz M, Burgess JF. Dense Breast Notification Laws: Impact on Downstream Imaging After Screening Mammography. Med Care Res Rev. 2020 04; 77(2):143-154.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29347864
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC4943542; DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofw099;
  9. 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;
  10. 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;
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2003 American Statistical Association: Fellow
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