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John Christenson

IU School of Medicine

Expert Bio

Dr. John C. Christenson is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine and chief of clinical services at the IU School of Medicine’s Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Disease and Global Health. He has been involved for many years in international educational and health projects in Central America and West Africa.

In addition to travel and geographic medicine, his clinical interests are in medical education, clinical infectious diseases, histoplasmosis, hospital epidemiology, and immunizations.

Christenson’s work in travel medicine is nationally recognized. He has presented at national and international conferences on travel medicine in children and has written review articles on travel medicine for major infectious disease, pediatric and travel medicine journals. He is board-certified in pediatric infectious diseases and has a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travelers’ Health from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and a Certificate of Knowledge in Travel Health from the International Society of Travel Medicine.

He completed his medical studies and pediatric residency at the University of Puerto Rico and a fellowship in pediatric infectious diseases at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatrics, infectious disease, travel medicine, histoplasmosis, immunization, medical education.