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 (formerly St. Joseph’s) Family Medicine Residency Program since completing her fellowship in 2000. In 2022, Dr. Danner's role expanded when she became the Director of Behavioral Health for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. Dr. Danner’s current clinical interests include providing integrated behavioral health services across the lifespan in the primary care setting, refugee mental health, addressing equity gaps in the mental health care system, healthy lifestyle promotion and chronic pain management. 

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




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