Christine M. Crawford , MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry

Christine Crawford


Dr. Christine M. Crawford is an adult, child and adolescent psychiatrist who sees patients in the Boston Medical Center Child & Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Dr. Crawford currently serves as the Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of Medical Student Education and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Crawford is a staff member of the Wellness and Recovery After Psychosis (WRAP) where she provides psychiatric care for adolescents experiencing symptoms of psychosis.

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.

She has been engaged in a number of community outreach initiatives through the Boys and Girls Club of Boston and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) where she serves as the Associate Medical Director. She is the author of the book “You Are Not Alone for Parents and Caregivers: The NAMI Guide to Navigating Your Child’s Mental Health”.


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


  • Published on 5/28/2021

    Chen JA, Crawford C, Owusu M, Jahan AB, Faller V, Palmer C, Trinh NH. Sociocultural Psychiatry: Developing and Implementing a Residency Curriculum. Acad Psychiatry. 2022 Jun; 46(3):364-368. PMID: 34050521.

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  • 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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