Cindy L. Christiansen, PhD

Associate Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Cindy Christiansen
(617) 414-1396cindylc@bu.edu
Talbot – T340W
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Biography

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.

Education

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

Classes Taught

  • SPHPM931

Publications

  • Published on 5/12/2016

    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. PMID: 27419171.

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  • Published on 12/8/2015

    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. PMID: 26653625.

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  • Published on 9/1/2015

    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. PMID: 26295189.

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  • Published on 5/14/2015

    Watanabe M, Buch K, Fujita A, Christiansen CL, Jara H, Sakai O. MR relaxometry for the facial ageing assessment: the preliminary study of the age dependency in the MR relaxometry parameters within the facial soft tissue. Dentomaxillofac Radiol. 2015; 44(7):20150047. PMID: 25974063.

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  • Published on 4/3/2015

    Perkins RB, Christiansen CL. The human papillomavirus vaccination is not associated with risk of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases. Evid Based Med. 2015 Jun; 20(3):116. PMID: 25841246.

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  • Published on 2/1/2015

    Barlam TF, Morgan JR, Wetzler LM, Christiansen CL, Drainoni ML. Antibiotics for respiratory tract infections: a comparison of prescribing in an outpatient setting. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Feb; 36(2):153-9. PMID: 25632997.

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  • Published on 12/17/2014

    Smith EG, Austin KL, Kim HM, Miller DR, Eisen SV, Christiansen CL, Kilbourne AM, Sauer BC, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M. Suicide risk in Veterans Health Administration patients with mental health diagnoses initiating lithium or valproate: a historical prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Dec; 14(1):357. PMID: 25777809.

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  • Published on 12/17/2014

    Smith EG, Austin KL, Kim HM, Miller DR, Eisen SV, Christiansen CL, Kilbourne AM, Sauer BC, McCarthy JF, Valenstein M. Suicide risk in Veterans Health Administration patients with mental health diagnoses initiating lithium or valproate: a historical prospective cohort study. BMC Psychiatry. 2014; 14:357. PMID: 25515091.

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  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Shwartz M, Peköz EA, Burgess JF, Christiansen CL, Rosen AK, Berlowitz D. A probability metric for identifying high-performing facilities: an application for pay-for-performance programs. Med Care. 2014 Dec; 52(12):1030-6. PMID: 25304018.

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  • Published on 1/1/2014

    Southern WN, Drainoni ML, Smith BD, Koppelman E, McKee MD, Christiansen CL, Gifford AL, Weinbaum CM, Litwin AH. Physician nonadherence with a hepatitis C screening program. Qual Manag Health Care. 2014 Jan-Mar; 23(1):1-9. PMID: 24368717.

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