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Christine Laine

Christine Laine, MD, MPH
Editor, Annals of Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Christine Laine, MD, MPH is the first female Editor of Annals of Internal Medicine. She is a practicing physician, board-certified in internal medicine, and a member of the faculty in the Division of Internal Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. Dr. Laine first joined Annals of Internal Medicine in June 1995 as an Associate Editor, became a Deputy Editor in 1998, and Senior Deputy Editor in 2001. In July 2009, Dr. Laine became the youngest Editor of the journal and a Senior Vice President at the American College of Physicians. Dr. Laine graduated fromHamilton College in Clinton, NY with a double major in biology and writing, 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). While a fellow in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, MA, Dr. Laine earned her master of public health degree, with a concentration in quantitative methods and clinical epidemiology, at Harvard University. Dr. Laine 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, conflicts of interest in medical research, and data sharing.