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Christine Savage, PhD, RN,CARN, FAAN

Professor Emerita
Christine Savage
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Specialties and Expertise


“The teacher serves only as the lead learner guiding students in the adventure of building their unique knowledge.”

Christine Savage has worked in addictions within a public health context for the majority of her career. She began working as the maternal child health nurse in Visiting Nursing Organizations in the '70s and '80s. Based on these experiences, she became interested in the role alcohol and drug use play in increasing vulnerability in certain populations, especially women. She became actively involved in the field of addictions nursing and served as president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions from 2003 to 2006. She is the editor of the NIAAA BSN curriculum on alcohol and health and served on the National Quality Forum’s steering committee related to best practices for substance abuse prevention and treatment. Dr. Savage has conducted funded research related to alcohol use during pregnancy and management of health for the solitary homeless adult, and has been engaged in research related to nursing education in alcohol.