Christopher Shanahan, MD, MPH

CARE Unit Faculty

Shanahan_Christopher-2-5x3-5Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Director, Community Medicine Unit

Faculty Lead, BU Profiles

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


Dr. Shanahan is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Community Medicine Unit within the Section of General Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He was the former Associate Medical Director for the Massachusetts Screening Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Program.

Boston University faculty appointment: 1991

Areas of Specialization

  • Substance abuse
  • Health Care Disparities
  • Information Technology
  • Community-based Medicine

Education and Training

Clinical Fellow in Medicine (General Internal Medicine), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, 1993-1995

Chief resident (Social Internal Medicine), Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY
Resident (Social Internal Medicine), Montefiore Medical Cente, Bronx, NY, 1988-1991

MD, University of Medicine and Dentistry Newark, NJ
MPH (Clinical Effectiveness), Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
BA (Biochemistry), Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ

BU Profiles: Publications and Grant Support