Christine Veenstra is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. She received her medical degree from Wayne State University in 2005, completed internal medicine residency and chief residency at University of Michigan in 2009, and then completed fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

Dr. Veenstra’s research interests include identification of factors that influence the delivery of cost-efficient, high-quality cancer care. Specifically, her research involves the study of hospital and patient factors that contribute to high-value, guideline-concordant medical care. Dr. Veenstra received a K07 career development award from the National Institutes of Health entitled “Partner Engagement and Receipt of Surveillance in Colorectal Cancer Survivors” in July 2016. The goal of this project is to gather data to develop and implement interventions to improve the receipt of high-quality colorectal cancer survivorship care.

Selected Publications

Veenstra CM, Regenbogen SE, Hawley ST, Abrahamse P, Banerjee M, Morris AM. Association of paid sick leave with job retention and financial burden among working patients with colorectal cancer. JAMA 2015; 314(24):2688-90

Veenstra CM, Epstein AJ, Liao K, Griggs JJ, Pollack CE, Armstrong K. Hospital Academic Status and Value of Care for Nonmetastatic Colon Cancer. J Oncol Pract 2015; 11(3):e204-12

Veenstra CM, Regenbogen SE, Hawley ST, Griggs JJ, Banerjee M, Kato I, Ward KC, Morris AM. A composite measure of personal financial burden among patients with stage III colorectal cancer. Med Care 2014; 52(11):957-62

Veenstra CM, Epstein AJ, Liao K, Morris AM, Pollack CE, Armstrong KA. The effect of care setting in the delivery of high-value colon cancer care. Cancer 2014; 120(20):3237-44