Christine M. Crawford , MD

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Christine Crawford


Christine M. Crawford, MD, MPH is the Assistant Director of Psychiatry Medical Student Education and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at BU School of Medicine. She completed her adult psychiatry residency as well as child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital. She received her MD from University of Connecticut and her Masters in Public Health at BU School of Public Health where she concentrated in Social and Behavioral Sciences. During residency, she was the recipient of the MGH Laughlin Award and was selected by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) as an APA/SAMHSA Minority Fellow which provided her funding to develop community based interventions to reduce mental health stigma within the Black community. She has been engaged in a number of community outreach initiatives through the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, NAACP and NAMI. She has authored multiple book chapters on mental health disparities, sociocultural issues in psychiatry as well as peer reviewed publications focusing on major depressive disorder. She has made appearances on PBS, WGBH TV programming as well as provides seminars on mental health at various community based settings.


  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD
  • Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
  • Boston College, BA


  • Published on 3/1/2010

    Farabaugh A, Locascio JJ, Yap L, Growdon J, Fava M, Crawford C, Matthews J, McCutchen J, Buchin J, Pava J, Alpert JE. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease and comorbid major depressive disorder. Psychosomatics. 2010 Mar-Apr; 51(2):124-9. PMID: 20332287.

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  • Published on 2/7/2008

    Papakostas GI, Crawford CM, Scalia MJ, Fava M. Timing of clinical improvement and symptom resolution in the treatment of major depressive disorder. A replication of findings with the use of a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of Hypericum perforatum versus fluoxetine. Neuropsychobiology. 2007; 56(2-3):132-7. PMID: 18259086.

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