Biography of Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP

Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP, is Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine. She is a practicing physician in Philadelphia and is board-certified in internal medicine. Dr. Laine is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine at Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Laine first joined Annals of Internal Medicine in June 1995 as an Associate Editor and became a Deputy Editor in 1998 and Senior Deputy Editor in April 2008. In July 2009, Dr. Laine became the Editor and a Senior Vice President at the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Laine graduated summa cum laude, with a double major in biology and writing, from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y. She received her medical degree from State University of New York at Stony Brook, and completed residency training in internal medicine at The New York Hospital (Cornell University), and a fellowship in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Beth Israel Hospital (Harvard University). Dr. Laine earned her master of public health degree, with a concentration in quantitative methods and clinical epidemiology, at Harvard University.

Dr. Laine is active in the world of medical journalism and holds leadership positions in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the Ethics committee of the World Association of Medical Editors. She has been instrumental in the development of editorial policy about issues such as authorship and conflicts of interest in medical research.

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