Christine Chaisson, MPH

Christine Chaisson

Director, Data Coordinating Center and Data Management Core

Phone: 617.638.5009
Fax: 617.638.5066
Email: chaisson@bu.edu
Location: 801 Massachusetts Avenue, 341, Boston, MA 02118

 

Background

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.

Recent Publications

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  • Bassett IV, Coleman SM, Giddy J. Barriers to care and 1-year mortality among newly-diagnosed HIV-infected people in Durban, South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Dec 30. PMID: 28060226.
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  • Fairbairn NS, Walley AY, Cheng DM, Quinn E, Bridden C, Chaisson C, Blokhina E, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Raj A, Samet JH. Mortality in HIV-Infected Alcohol and Drug Users in St. Petersburg, Russia. PLoS One. 2016; 11(11):e0166539. PMID: 27898683.
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  • Walley AY, Cheng DM, Quinn EK, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Chaisson CE, Krupitsky E, Coffin PO, Samet JH. Fatal and non-fatal overdose after narcology hospital discharge among Russians living with HIV/AIDS who inject drugs. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Jan; 39:114-120. PMID: 27907848.
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  • Gavett BE, Gurnani AS, Saurman JL, Chapman KR, Steinberg EG, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Mez J, Tripodis Y, Stern RA. Practice Effects on Story Memory and List Learning Tests in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Older Adults. PLoS One. 2016; 11(10):e0164492. PMID: 27711147.
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  • Bassett IV, Coleman SM, Giddy J, Bogart LM, Chaisson CE, Ross D, Jacobsen MM, Robine M, Govender T, Freedberg KA, Katz JN, Walensky RP, Losina E. Sizanani: A Randomized Trial of Health System Navigators to Improve Linkage to HIV and TB Care in South Africa. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2016 Oct 01; 73(2):154-60. PMID: 27632145.
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  • Alosco ML, Jarnagin J, Tripodis Y, Platt M, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Baugh CM, Fritts NG, Cantu RC, Stern RA. Olfactory Function and Associated Clinical Correlates in Former National Football League Players. J Neurotrauma. 2016 Aug 11. PMID: 27430424.
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  • Montenigro PH, Alosco ML, Martin BM, Daneshvar DH, Mez J, Chaisson CE, Nowinski CJ, Au R, McKee AC, Cantu RC, McClean MD, Stern RA, Tripodis Y. Cumulative Head Impact Exposure Predicts Later-Life Depression, Apathy, Executive Dysfunction, and Cognitive Impairment in Former High School and College Football Players. J Neurotrauma. 2017 Jan 15; 34(2):328-340. PMID: 27029716.
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  • Galetta KM, Chapman KR, Essis MD, Alosco ML, Gillard D, Steinberg E, Dixon D, Martin B, Chaisson CE, Kowall NW, Tripodis Y, Balcer LJ, Stern RA. Screening Utility of the King-Devick Test in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer Disease Dementia. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2016 Jun 13. PMID: 27299935.
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  • Gnatienko N, Han SC, Krupitsky E, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Cheng DM, Walley AY, Raj A, Samet JH. Linking Infectious and Narcology Care (LINC) in Russia: design, intervention and implementation protocol. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2016 May 04; 11(1):10. PMID: 27141834.
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  • Chapman KR, Bing-Canar H, Alosco ML, Steinberg EG, Martin B, Chaisson C, Kowall N, Tripodis Y, Stern RA. Mini Mental State Examination and Logical Memory scores for entry into Alzheimer’s disease trials. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2016 Feb 22; 8:9. PMID: 26899835.
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  • Stern RA, Tripodis Y, Baugh CM, Fritts NG, Martin BM, Chaisson C, Cantu RC, Joyce JA, Shah S, Ikezu T, Zhang J, Gercel-Taylor C, Taylor DD. Preliminary Study of Plasma Exosomal Tau as a Potential Biomarker for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. J Alzheimers Dis. 2016; 51(4):1099-109. PMID: 26890775.
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  • Mez J, Solomon TM, Daneshvar DH, Murphy L, Kiernan PT, Montenigro PH, Kriegel J, Abdolmohammadi B, Fry B, Babcock KJ, Adams JW, Bourlas AP, Papadopoulos Z, McHale L, Ardaugh BM, Martin BR, Dixon D, Nowinski CJ, Chaisson C, Alvarez VE, Tripodis Y, Stein TD, Goldstein LE, Katz DI, Kowall NW, Cantu RC, Stern RA, McKee AC. Assessing clinicopathological correlation in chronic traumatic encephalopathy: rationale and methods for the UNITE study. Alzheimers Res Ther. 2015; 7(1):62. PMID: 26455775.
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  • Stamm JM, Koerte IK, Muehlmann M, Pasternak O, Bourlas AP, Baugh CM, Giwerc MY, Zhu A, Coleman MJ, Bouix S, Fritts NG, Martin BM, Chaisson C, McClean MD, Lin AP, Cantu RC, Tripodis Y, Stern RA, Shenton ME. Age at First Exposure to Football Is Associated with Altered Corpus Callosum White Matter Microstructure in Former Professional Football Players. J Neurotrauma. 2015 Nov 15; 32(22):1768-76. PMID: 26200068.
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  • Walley AY, Palmisano J, Sorensen-Alawad A, Chaisson C, Raj A, Samet JH, Drainoni ML. Engagement and Substance Dependence in a Primary Care-Based Addiction Treatment Program for People Infected with HIV and People at High-Risk for HIV Infection. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2015 Dec; 59:59-66. PMID: 26298399.
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  • Choi HK, Niu J, Neogi T, Chen CA, Chaisson C, Hunter D, Zhang Y. Nocturnal risk of gout attacks. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2015 Feb; 67(2):555-62. PMID: 25504842.
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  • Samet JH, Raj A, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Bridden C, Chaisson CE, Walley AY, Palfai TP, Quinn EK, Zvartau E, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E. HERMITAGE–a randomized controlled trial to reduce sexually transmitted infections and HIV risk behaviors among HIV-infected Russian drinkers. Addiction. 2015 Jan; 110(1):80-90. PMID: 25170994.
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