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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Everett CM, Thorpe CT, Palta M, Carayon P, Gilchrist VJ, Smith MA. Division of primary care services between physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners for older patients with diabetes. Medical Care Research and Review : Mcrr. 2013 Oct;70(5):531-541. PubMed Central PMCID: 23868081.

Bartels CM, Kind AJH, Thorpe CT, Everett CM, Cook RJ, McBride PE, Smith MA. Lipid Testing in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Key Cardiovascular-Related Comorbidities: A Medicare Analysis. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2012;42(1):9-16. PubMed PMID: 22424813.

Thorpe CT, Thorpe JM, Kind AJH, Bartels CM, Everett CM, Smith MA. Receipt of monitoring of diabetes mellitus in older adults with comorbid dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2012;60(4):644-651. PubMed PMID: 22428535.

Hooker RS, Everett CM. The contributions of physician assistants in primary care systems. Health and Social Care in the Community. 2012;20(1):20-31. PubMed PMID: 21851446.

Thorpe CT, Flood GE, Kraft SA, Everett CM, Smith MA. Effect of patient selection method on provider group performance estimates. Medical Care. 2011;49(8):780-785. PubMed PMID: 21617570.

Bartels CM, Kind AJH, Everett C, Mell M, McBride P, Smith M. Low frequency of primary lipid screening among Medicare patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2011;63(5):1221-1230. PubMed PMID: 21305507.

Hooker RS, Cawley JF, Everett CM. Predictive modeling the physician assistant supply: 2010-2025. Public Health Reports. 2011;126(5):708-716. PubMed PMID: 21886331.

Bartels CM, Everett C, McBride P, Smith M, Kind AJH, Mell M. Reply. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2011;63(11):3645-3646.

Everett CM, Schumacher JR, Wright A, Smith MA. Physician assistants and nurse practitioners as a usual source of care. The Journal of Rural Health : Official Journal of the American Rural Health Association and the National Rural Health Care Association. 2009 Jan;25(4):407-414. PubMed Central PMCID: 19780923.