Christine M Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C
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 - Madison, P.A.- C. 2007
- University of Wisconsin - Madison, Ph.D. 2012
Selected Grants and Awards
- Duke Creating ADRD Researchers for the Next Generation - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency Program (CARiNG-StARR)"
- Duke Primary Care Transformation Fellowship Program
- Experience of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners in Onboarding Programs
- Impact of Primary Care Clinician Interdependence and Coordination on Quality of Care Delivered to Complex Older Patients with Diabetes
- Best Practices in On-boarding Physician Assistants
- Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Roles in Patient-Centered Medical Homes
- A national and state level analysis of job openings for physician assistants
- Accessing Patient Care in a Changing Environment: patient preferences and perceptions