Paul Christine, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine-Internal Medicine

Medical School:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2017)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Michigan (2017)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colorado State University (CO) (2008)
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2021)
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2022)
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Ruth Fox Scholar, American Society of Addiction Medicine (2021)
  • Research in Addiction Medicine Scholar, National Institute on Drug Abuse (2021)

Research Interests

My research broadly focuses on the effects of health and social policies on the availability and quality of care for individuals with substance use disorders. I am particularly passionate about researching and promoting policies that improve equity and outcomes for individuals in enrolled in Medicaid and other safety net programs.


  • Shearer RD, Rossom R, Christine PJ, Hoover M, Bauch J, Bodurtha P, Rai NK, Clegg M, Westgard BC, Ehresmann KR, Leite Bennett A, Winkelman TNA. Minnesota Data Sharing May Be Model For Near-Real-Time Tracking Of Drug Overdose Hospital And ED Trends. Health Aff (Millwood). 2023 Nov;42(11):1568-1574. PubMed PMID: 37931203
  • Christine PJ, Larochelle MR, Lin LA, McBride J, Tipirneni R. Removal of Medicaid Prior Authorization Requirements and Buprenorphine Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder. JAMA Health Forum. 2023 Oct 6;4(10):e233549. PubMed PMID: 37862034
  • Taylor JL, Laks J, Christine PJ, Kehoe J, Evans J, Kim TW, Farrell NM, White CS, Weinstein ZM, Walley AY. Bridge clinic implementation of "72-hour rule" methadone for opioid withdrawal management: Impact on opioid treatment program linkage and retention in care. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Jul 1;236:109497. PubMed PMID: 35607834
  • El-Dalati S, Cronin D, Riddell J 4th, Shea M, Weinberg RL, Washer L, Stoneman E, Perry DA, Bradley S, Burke J, Murali S, Fagan C, Chanderraj R, Christine P, Patel T, Ressler K, Fukuhara S, Romano M, Yang B, Deeb GM. The Clinical Impact of Implementation of a Multidisciplinary Endocarditis Team. Ann Thorac Surg. 2022 Jan;113(1):118-124. PubMed PMID: 33662308
  • Christine PJ, Tipirneni R. Substance Use Disorder Treatment Availability Among States Considering Medicaid Work Requirements. J Gen Intern Med. 2020 Jul;35(7):2234-2236. PubMed PMID: 31916209
  • Crawford ND, Moore K, Christine PJ, Barrientos-Gutierrez T, Seeman T, Diez Roux AV. Examining the Role of Neighborhood-Level Foreclosure in Smoking and Alcohol Use Among Older Adults in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 1;187(9):1863-1870. PubMed PMID: 29961880
  • Tapia Granados JA, Christine PJ, Ionides EL, Carnethon MR, Diez Roux AV, Kiefe CI, Schreiner PJ. Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Depression, and Alcohol Consumption During Joblessness and During Recessions Among Young Adults in CARDIA. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 Nov 1;187(11):2339-2345. PubMed PMID: 29955769
  • Christine PJ, Moore K, Crawford ND, Barrientos-Gutierrez T, Sánchez BN, Seeman T, Diez Roux AV. Exposure to Neighborhood Foreclosures and Changes in Cardiometabolic Health: Results From MESA. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Jan 15;185(2):106-114. PubMed PMID: 27986705
  • Cherng ST, Tam J, Christine PJ, Meza R. The Authors Respond. Epidemiology. 2017 Jan;28(1):e1-e2. PubMed PMID: 27682523
  • Christine PJ, Young R, Adar SD, Bertoni AG, Heisler M, Carnethon MR, Hayward RA, Diez Roux AV. Individual- and Area-Level SES in Diabetes Risk Prediction: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. Am J Prev Med. 2017 Aug;53(2):201-209. PubMed PMID: 28625713
  • Cherng ST, Tam J, Christine PJ, Meza R. Modeling the Effects of E-cigarettes on Smoking Behavior: Implications for Future Adult Smoking Prevalence. Epidemiology. 2016 Nov;27(6):819-26. PubMed PMID: 27093020
  • Basto-Abreu AC, Christine PJ, Zepeda-Tello R, Romero-Martínez M, Aguilar Duque JI, Reynales-Shigematsu LM, Barrientos-Gutierrez T. Behaviours and opinions towards outdoor smoking bans and cigarette littering in Baja California, Mexico. Health Policy Plan. 2016 Apr;31(3):309-13. PubMed PMID: 26135362
  • Christine PJ, Diez Roux AV. Neighborhoods and Risk of Diabetes Mellitus--Reply: Person and Place or Person in Place?. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Dec;175(12):2002-3. PubMed PMID: 26641365
  • Christine PJ, Auchincloss AH, Bertoni AG, Carnethon MR, Sánchez BN, Moore K, Adar SD, Horwich TB, Watson KE, Diez Roux AV. Longitudinal Associations Between Neighborhood Physical and Social Environments and Incident Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA). JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Aug;175(8):1311-20. PubMed PMID: 26121402
  • Christine PJ, Diez Roux AV, Wing JJ, Alazraqui M, Spinelli H. Temporal trends in BMI in Argentina by socio-economic position and province-level economic development, 2005-2009. Public Health Nutr. 2015 Apr;18(5):817-26. PubMed PMID: 25222761
  • Kim J, Pitlick MM, Christine PJ, Schaefer AR, Saleme C, Comas B, Cosentino V, Gadow E, Murray JC. Genome-wide analysis of DNA methylation in human amnion. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013;2013:678156. PubMed PMID: 23533356
  • Rysavy MA, Christine PJ, Shah NK. Additional perspectives on transforming science into medicine. Acad Med. 2012 Oct;87(10):1311; author reply 1311-3. PubMed PMID: 23010968
  • Christine P, Rysavy M. Lectures and the hidden curriculum. Med Educ. 2012 May;46(5):530. PubMed PMID: 22515790
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Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification
  • Addiction Medicine, Board Certification
Clinical Interests
Addiction Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Care Philosophy
Harm reduction, partnering with patients to meet their goals

Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School (2017)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Michigan (2017)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colorado State University (CO) (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2021)
  • Boston University School of Medicine, Addiction Medicine (2022)
Department: Medicine-Internal Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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