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Cathryn Christensen, M.D.

Cathryn grew up in Brunswick, Maine and studied anthropology and sociology at Williams College. In medical school, Cathryn enjoyed working alongside dedicated local staff at the newly opened Village Health Works clinic in Burundi, caring for patients longitudinally at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts, and being inspired by unsung community health workers in various settings. Cathryn’s interests include medical ethics, improving patients’ primary care experiences, innovative uses of patient-centered technology, home-based care programs, and extending palliative care access in resource-poor settings. Personal interests include development economics, social entrepreneurship, languages, dancing, and being on or in the ocean.

School: Harvard Medical School

Alumni Year: 2013