My areas of interest include 1) Primary care and service coordination for persons with developmental disabilities in community and hospital settings; 2) Well born, intermediate, and delivery room care of neonates in hospital settings; 3) Clinical informatics in support of medical education and evidence-based care.

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics
  • Neonatology
  • Biomedical Informatics
  • Developmental Disabilities

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University (1996 - Present)
  • Medical Informatics Consultant, Uniformed Services University (2000 - 2020)
  • Chair, Department of Medicine, Department of Developmental Disabilities, State of California (2003 - 2006)
  • Pediatric Clerkship Director, Uniformed Services University (1996 - 2000)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force, Retired (1986 - 2011)

Honors & Awards

  • APA Teaching Award, Academic Pediatric Association (2002)
  • Meritorious Service Award, United States Air Force (2000)
  • Joint Service Achievement Award, United States Air Force (1998)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (1994 - Present)
  • Member, Union of American Physicians & Dentists (2002 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Residency: David Grant USAF Medical Center 60th Medical Group (1994) CA
  • Internship: David Grant USAF Medical Center 60th Medical Group (1991) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics (1994)
  • Medical Education: Uniformed Service University of Health Sciences (1990) MD United States of America
  • Graduate Certificate, Oregon Health Sciences University, Biomedical Informatics (2005)
  • Chief Resident, David Grant USAF - Medical Center -60th Medical Group, CA (1994)
  • Bachelor of Science, Santa Clara University, Biological Sciences (1985)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Information Retrieval & Clinical Informatics
Medical Education


All Publications

  • Web conferencing at the USUHS medical school M D COMPUTING CHRISTENSEN, K. E., Longacre, J. L., Randall, V. F., Starr, S. R. 1999; 16 (6): 34-35

    View details for Web of Science ID 000084734000008

    View details for PubMedID 10658400

  • Letter to the Editor Christensen, K. E. Contemporary Pediatrics. United States. 1998

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