Christine M Everett

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health
Box 104780, Durham, NC 27710

Dr. Everett joined the faculty of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University in August 2013 and gained a secondary appointment in the Department of Population Health in 2018. Prior to joining the faculty, she worked clinically in emergency departments in rural Wisconsin. Prior to becoming a physician assistant (PA), Dr. Everett worked in research at the National Institutes of Health and public health policy at the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Everett’s current research initiatives focus on healthcare team design and the impact on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes. Recent work has focused on understanding the role of primary care PAs and nurse practitioners (NPs) and how they relate to outcomes for patients with diabetes. Her work has been published in a variety of journals including Health Affairs, Journal of Rural Health , Medical Care Research and Review, and BMC Family Practice. She completed the first comparative effectiveness study of primary care PAs and NPs and has become the first PA faculty in the US to receive grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Nationally, Christine has served on a range of governmental and non-governmental groups, including the Healthy People 2010 Workgroup, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Primary Care Team Workforce Models Workgroup, and the American Academy of Physician Assistant Research Council.  She is currently a member of the advisory board for the Center for Professionalism & Value in Healthcare and the Associate Editor for Research for the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Education and Training

  • Johns Hopkins University, M.P.H. 1998
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, P.A.- C. 2007
  • University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ph.D. 2012


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Jackson GL, Cutrona SL, Kilbourne A, White BS, Everett C, Damschroder LJ. Implementation science: Helping healthcare systems improve. Jaapa. 2020 Jan;33(1):51–3.
Morgan PA, Smith VA, Berkowitz TSZ, Edelman D, Van Houtven CH, Woolson SL, et al. Impact Of Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, And Physician Assistants On Utilization And Costs For Complex Patients.. Health Aff (Millwood). 2019 Jun;38(6):1028–36.
Everett CM, Morgan P, Smith VA, Woolson S, Edelman D, Hendrix CC, et al. Primary care provider type: Are there differences in patients' intermediate diabetes outcomes?. Jaapa. 2019 Jun;32(6):36–42.

Jackson GL, Smith VA, Edelman D, Woolson SL, Hendrix CC, Everett CM, Berkowitz TS, White BS, Morgan PA. Intermediate Diabetes Outcomes in Patients Managed by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, or Physician Assistants: A Cohort Study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2018 Nov 20. PubMed Central PMCID: 30458506.

Everett CM, Morgan P, Smith VA, Woolson S, Edelman D, Hendrix CC, Berkowitz T, White B, Jackson GL. Interpersonal continuity of primary care of veterans with diabetes: a cohort study using electronic health record data. Bmc Family Practice. 2018 Jul 30;19(1):132-null. PubMed Central PMCID: 30060736.

Hudak NM, Stouder A, Everett CM. A Program's Analysis of Communication Methods With Clinical Preceptors. The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2018 Mar;29(1):39-42. PubMed PMID: 29461454.

Streilein A, Leach B, Everett C, Morgan P. Knowing Your Worth: Salary Expectations and Gender of Matriculating Physician Assistant Students. The journal of physician assistant education : the official journal of the Physician Assistant Education Association. 2018 Jan 19. PubMed PMID: 29356751.

Morgan P, Leach B, Himmerick K, Everett C. Job openings for PAs by specialty. Jaapa : Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. 2018 Jan;31(1):45-47. PubMed Central PMCID: 29278566.

Leach B, Morgan P, Strand de Oliveira J, Hull S, Østbye T, Everett C. Primary care multidisciplinary teams in practice: a qualitative study. BMC family practice. 2017 Dec 29;18(1):115-. PubMed PMID: 29284409.

Leach B, Gradison M, Morgan P, Everett C, Dill MJ, de Oliveira JS. Patient preference in primary care provider type. Healthcare (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 2017 Jun 8. PubMed PMID: 28602803.