Christine Danner

Assistant Professor


Christine Danner, PhD, has worked in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota since 1998, when she began as the department's first full-time post-doctoral fellow in behavioral health. She has served as the director of behavioral health for the Woodwinds Family Medicine Residency Program (formerly known as the St. Joseph's Hospital program) since completing her fellowship in 2000. Dr. Danner's current clinical activities include providing integrated behavioral health services in the primary care setting and teaching family medicine residents about patient centered communication skills and motivational interviewing. Her current passions include pediatric behavioral health integration, obesity prevention and chronic pain management. She has come full circle since her initial training in the Department of Family Medicine and now supervises post-doctoral fellows in Primary Care Behavioral Health.

Research Summary

Refugee physical and mental health, chronic pain management, medical cannabis, patient centered communication training, integrated behavioral health

Research Interests
Integrated behavioral health
Childhood obesity prevention
Refugee mental health
Patient-centered communication training

Clinical Summary

Integrated Behavioral Health, Chronic Pain Management, Medical Cannabis, Pediatric Obesity Prevention, Refugee Mental Health