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Stephanie Christopher, MA, has a background in health communication, public health project management and communication education and training. Stephanie joined MDIC in 2013 and manages MDIC's patient centered benefit-risk assessment, patient engagement and quality initiatives. At MDIC, Stephanie managed the project team that developed the first-of-its-kind report "A Framework for Incorporating Information on Patient Preferences Regarding Benefit and Risk into Regulatory Assessments of New Medical Technology." Prior to joining MDIC, Stephanie worked with an academic public health team working on interventions to improve the quality of communication between physicians and parents of newborns with abnormal newborn screening results. In 2012-13, Stephanie went on leave from her academic position to do a special assignment for the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), updating and training staff on a new risk communication process. Stephanie has also served as an adjunct instructor at Marquette University, teaching introductory communication courses. Stephanie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communication-Print Journalism from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Wash. and Master of Arts in Science, Health, and Environmental Communication from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis. Stephanie is also a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.