Christine Everett, PhD, MPH, PA-C joined the faculty of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University in August 2013. Prior to joining the faculty, Christine worked clinically in emergency departments in rural Wisconsin. Prior to becoming a physician assistant (PA), Christine worked in research at the National Institutes of Health and public health policy at the Food and Drug Administration. Christine’s current research initiatives focus on healthcare team design and the impact on patient, provider, and organizational outcomes. Recent work has focused on understanding the role of primary care PAs and nurse practitioners (NPs) and how they relate to outcomes for patients with diabetes. Her work has been published in a variety of journals including the Journal of Rural Health and Medical Care Research and Review. She recently completed the first comparative effectiveness study of primary care PAs and NPs that was published in the Health Affairs Workforce special issue in November 2013. Nationally, Christine serves on the Research Advisory Committee of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, which provides leadership in research related to PAs.