Highrise Networks | Dr. Jennifer G. Christner

Baylor College of Medicine

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Jennifer G. Christner, MD, FAAP

Dean, School of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Cullen Trust for Higher Education Dean's Endowed Chair 

Dr. Christner is a successful educator, researcher, and leader. Her research interests focus on medical education and she has been the recipient of several medical education grants that have focused both on faculty development and novel curricula/assessment strategies. She has published widely in medical education. Dr. Christner has held a variety of national education leadership positions with organizations such as the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, the Alliance for Clinical Education and the American Association of Medical Colleges. She is also the recipient of several teaching awards.

Dr. Christner is CEO of Christner Strategies. With experts in accreditation, medical education curricula design, innovative competency-based assessment, simulation, interprofessional education and faculty development, Christner Strategies is your go-to source for creating novel and innovative curriculum as well as preparing for accreditation visits. Dr. Christner’s expertise in change management, organizational culture and emotional intelligence is applicable in numerous fields outside of medical education. She is known for giving presentations that engage her audiences. She has been invited for numerous speaking engagements nationally and internationally on medical education and motivational forward-thinking topics. She has an ability to read the room and change her material and focus as is needed for the particular audience. Her leadership style is that of a servant leader and is authentic, transparent and down to earth.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Change Management – recruited to two institutions to instill new culture of academic rigor, new curriculum, adherence to accreditation standards, build relationships with multiple partners

  • Accreditation Expert – ACGME/CLER/LCME/SACSCOC – recruited to two institutions on LCME probation and successfully removed them from probation

  • Organizational Culture/Emotional Intelligence

  • Innovative Curriculum Design and Assessment in Continuum of Medical

  • Education – UME/GME

  • Medical Education Research

  • Faculty Affairs/Academic Affairs

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement

  • Media Interviews/Management

  • Disaster Management Experience – Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19

  • Interprofessional Education

  • National Speaker/Thought Leader/Motivational Speaker

  • Wellness/Employee Retention and Satisfaction

  • Cultivated partnerships with leaders in education across the country

  • Board Certified Pediatrician w/Expertise in Adolescent Medicine


Selected Education and Professional Development

Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM), Drexel University College of Medicine

Executive Development Seminar for Associate Deans and Department Chairs, AAMC

Medical Education Scholars Program, University of Michigan, Department of Medical Education

Certification in Research in Primary Care, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio

National Pediatric Faculty Development Scholars Program, Academic Pediatric Association

University of Toledo Teaching Scholars Fellowship Program

Pediatric Internship and Residency, University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Toledo College of Medicine (formerly known as the Medical College of Ohio), Doctor of Medicine

The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology, with distinction

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