Christine Pace, MD, MSc

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Assistant Professor of Medicine,

Boston University School of Medicine

Crosstown Building, 801 Massachusetts Ave., 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02118


Dr. Christine A. Pace is a primary care physician at Boston Medical Center. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, an Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, her particular interests are program development to enhance the integration of primary care and behavioral health services, and improving care for pregnant and postpartum women with opioid dependence. Her clinical work is in Adult Primary Care at Boston Medical Center, where she is the physician leader of efforts to improve patients’ access to behavioral health services, and at the Boston Public Health Commission’s Opioid Treatment Program, where she co-founded a primary care clinic. She is also a medical consultant for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Bureau of Substance Abuse Services.

Boston University Faculty Appointment: 2012

Areas of Specialization

  •  Medication-assisted treatment of opioid dependence
  •  Opioid dependence among women, particularly postpartum
  •  Integration of primary care and behavioral health services, including addiction services

Education and Training


Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Addiction Medicine Fellow, Boston University (2010-2012)

Pre-doctoral fellow, Department of Clinical Bioethics, National Institutes of Health (2001-2003)


Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA


MD, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Key Publications

Pace CA, Lioznov D, Cheng DM, Wakeman SE, Raj A, Walley AY, Coleman SM, Bridden C, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Sexually transmitted infections among HIV-infected heavy drinkers in St Petersburg, Russia. Int J STD AIDS. 2012; 23(12): 853-8. doi: 10.1258/ijsa.2012.012004

Pace CA, Cheng DM, Winter M, Kaminetzky LB, Liebschutz JM, Samet JH, Walley AY. Substance use outcomes among pregnant and postpartum women in methadone maintenance treatment. College of Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) 74th Annual Meeting. June 11, 2012.

Samet JH, Pace CA, Cheng DM, Coleman S, Bridden C, Pardesi M, Saggurti N, Raj A.  Alcohol use and sex risk behaviors among HIV-infected female sex workers (FSWs) and HIV-infected male clients of FSWs in India. AIDS and Behavior. 2010; 14:74-83.

Publications and NIH Grant Support