Christine Pace, MD, MSc

CARE Unit Faculty

Executive Medical Director, Population Health Services

Boston University School of Medicine

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


Christine Pace is a primary care physician at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Medical Director of Population Health Services for BMC Health System. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, an Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, she has held several leadership roles focused on the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to improve integration of mental health services and substance use treatment with primary care. In her current role as a Medical Director of Population Health Services, she leads several medical management initiatives within the health system’s Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), including complex care management, integrated behavioral health, and, with the Grayken Center, improving the quality, efficiency and coordination of care for high risk patients with substance use disorder. Dr. Pace provides primary care and addiction treatment within General Internal Medicine and at the Boston Public Health Commission, and is an attending on the Addiction Consult Service. She is a recipient of a HRSA Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry Clinician Educator Career Development Award.

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
  • Complex care management in primary care

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

BU Profiles: Publications and Grant Support