Christine Chaisson, MPH

Christine Chaisson

Director, Data Coordinating Center and Data Management Core

Phone: 617.638.5009
Fax: 617.638.5066
Location: 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 341, Boston, MA 02118



Christine Chaisson is the Director of the Data Coordinating Center (DCC), in the BU School of Public Health, a data management resource for the Boston University Medical Center community since 1984, which has managed hundreds of research projects. The DCC provides data management, database and web programming, and statistical analyses. The staff of the DCC consists of statistical and database programmers, web developers, and data managers with expertise in study design, implementation of study protocols, development of computerized and web-based data collection and tracking systems, quality control procedures, and statistical analyses including Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) support.

Research Interests

Ms. Chaisson’s research interests include statistical methodology, data management, good clinical practices, electronic data capture methodologies, and study design. As Director of the Data Coordinating Center, she is responsible for overseeing the progress of 30 research data analysts working on over many different research projects simultaneously. Ms. Chaisson also leads data management efforts for a number of clinical trials and NIH Centers for Excellence as well as the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute where she manages data management consulting services and a research-software toolkit.

ADC Role

Ms. Chaisson leads the Data Management and Statistics Core for the BU ADC. Her team has created several database applications for HOPE, such as a subject tracking system; a longitudinal database for annual subject assessments; a data entry and reporting system for the Neuropathology Core; a database and reporting system for referring potential subjects to research studies at BU and beyond; and an online resource request and management system for managing participant, data, and tissue requests.

Selected Publications

Seichepine DR, Stamm JM, Daneshvar DH, Riley DO, Baugh CM, Gavett BE, Tripodis Y, Martin B, Chaisson C, McKee AC, Cantu RC, Nowinski CJ, Stern RA. Profile of self-reported problems with executive functioning in college and professional football players. J Neurotrauma. 2013; 30(14):1299-304. PMID: 23421745

Katz JN, Brophy RH, Chaisson CE, et al. Surgery versus physical therapy for a meniscal tear and osteoarthritis. N Engl J Med. 2013; 368(18):1675-84. Erratum in: N Engl J Med. 2013; 369(7):683. PMID: 23506518

Jefferson AL, Lambe S, Chaisson C, et al. Clinical research participation among aging adults enrolled in an Alzheimer’s Disease Center research registry. J Alzheimers Dis. 2011; 23(3):443-52. PMID: 21116048

Jefferson AL, Lambe S, Cook E, Pimontel M, Palmisano J, Chaisson C. Factors associated with African American and White elders’ participation in a brain donation program. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2011; 25(1):11-6. PMID: 20856099

Ashendorf L, Jefferson AL, O’Connor MK, Chaisson C, Green RC, Stern RA. Trail Making Test errors in normal aging, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. Arch Clin Neuropsychol. 2008; 23(2):129-37. PMID: 18178372