Baylor College of Medicine

One Baylor Plaza

Houston, Tx 77030

d. (713) 798-4951


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Jennifer G. Christner, MD, FAAP

CEO, Christner Strategies

Dean, School of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Christner is CEO of Christner Strategies.  She has over 20 years experience in leading people, teams and organizations to grow the results they need and want. An expert in change management, organizational culture and emotional intelligence, she is known for giving presentations that engage and energize her audiences and has been invited for numerous speaking engagements nationally and internationally.

Christner Strategies business leadership division assists companies in their strategic planning needs and helps companies motivate and retain employees. We know that employees who feel valued remain loyal to their employer and tend to have a work environment with the right balance of autonomy and leadership oversight. We also know that a company’s mission, vision, values and strategic plan must be both known and communicated at every level to fuel engagement and business success. Christner Strategies can assist you with both these issues and more, thereby increasing retention of your best employees. We get to know your company’s mission, vision and values by engaging with all levels of leadership and employees. Our Strategic Planning retreats will provide you with meaningful and immediately implementable outcomes. We can also provide workshops and speakers on an array of topics such as: Change Management, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Efficient Work from home Strategies and more. From inviting us just as your Keynote Speaker to kick off an event or having us provide an in-depth analysis of needs with proposed solutions – we can help you keep your turnover low and your productivity high.

Christner Strategies medical education division has experts in accreditation, medical education curricula design, innovative competency-based assessment, simulation, interprofessional education and faculty development and is your go-to source for creating novel and innovative curriculum as well as preparing for accreditation visits – at the undergraduate (UME/LCME), graduate (GME) or regional level (e.g. SACSCOC). Dr. Christner is a successful educator, researcher and leader and her team has over 60 years combined medical education experience.   She has published and presented 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 and mentorship awards.


Areas of Expertise

  • Change Management – recruited to two institutions to instill new culture of academic rigor, develop strategic vision and plan and build relationships with multiple partners

  • Strategic Planning

  • Organizational Culture

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Media Interviews/Management

  • Disaster Management Experience – Hurricane Harvey, COVID-19

  • National Speaker/Thought Leader/Motivational Speaker

  • Wellness Programs/Employee Retention and Satisfaction

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement


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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