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Christine Laine

Editor in Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine, USA

Christine Laine is the editor-in-chief of Annals of Internal Medicine and senior vice president of the American College of Physicians. She first joined Annals of Internal Medicine in June 1995 as the youngest and first woman associate editor, became a deputy editor in 1998, senior deputy editor in April 2001, and editor-in-chief in July 2009. Christine is very active in the world of medical journalism and holds or has held leadership positions in the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors, the Council of Science Editors, and the World Association of Medical Editors. She has been instrumental in the development of editorial policy about such issues as authorship, conflicts of interest, and reproducibility in medical research. She is active in patient care and teaching, board-certified in internal medicine, and on the faculty of Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Christine graduated summa cum laude, with a double major in biology and writing, from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York. 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. Her fellowship training in general internal medicine and clinical epidemiology was at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University. She earned a Master's of Public Health degree, with a concentration in quantitative methods and clinical epidemiology, at Harvard University.