Program Coordinator, Research Infrastructure Core (SHERC)
Christine Kirby received her Master’s in linguistic anthropology from NAU in 2012. She has a background in conversation analysis, doctor/patient communication, and qualitative research design. She has experience in the development and implementation of qualitative coding systems for analyzing communicative outcomes in various environments. Her training is rooted in qualitative and quantitative research with a focus on conversation analysis, discourse analysis, and qualitative coding.
She has worked with Peter Ubel and Don Taylor (Duke) on cost transparency in doctor/patient interactions, shared decision making in the clinical encounter, physician decision making in genomic sequencing delivery, and palliative care as a clinical/economic benefit to patients and caregivers. She also managed David Wohl (UNC) and Abigail Panter’s (UNC) research analyzing 180 HIV+ patient attitudes/ARV adherence over a four-month period through administered surveys and MEMS cap data. The purpose of this research was to generate a tool for physicians to accurately predict medication adherence, thus identifying individuals who may benefit from coherence assisting tools.