Christina M. Hanna, MD, MPH

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Christina M. Hanna, MD, MPH, is an instructor with the Cancer Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Global oncology, Adolescent and young adult health, Appropriate transition of care from pediatric to adult physicians
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUSOM), Washington DC


Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics - The University of Pennsylvania and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Fellow)

Board Certification

Internal Medicine – American Board of Internal Medicine
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatitistics - Johns Hopkins University- Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
MSCE - The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles


Departments and Services




Yang, G, Hanna, C. “Hematopoetic Findings in a Patient with Scurvy.” Blood 2019; 134 (25): 2330. doi:


Martei, Yehoda M.,Shulman L, Hanna, C. “Methodology to Forecast Volume and Cost of Cancer Drugs in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” Journal of Global Oncology 2018; 4: 1–8.


Berens J, Jan S, Szalda D, Hanna C. “Young Adults With Chronic Illness: How Can We Improve Transitions to Adult Care?” Pediatrics 2017 May; 139 (5): 19-23.


Hanna C. Ministry of Health.  Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosis, Staging, Treatment, and Follow Up in Colon Cancer.  Republic of Botswana. March 2016

Hanna C. Ministry of Health. Clinical Guidelines for Diagnosis, Staging, Treatment, and Follow Up in Colon Cancer. Republic of Botswana. March 2016


Chandra-Mouli V, Hanna C. “Standardizing and Scaling up of Quality of Adolescent Friendly Health Services in Tanzania: Progress Made and Progress to be Made” BMC Public Health 2013 June; 13(579)


Hanna C, Loffredo C, Jillson I. "Tobacco Prevention in Egypt: Policy Implications for Working Youths" Senior Honors Thesis, STIA Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service April 18, 2008.      

Posters and Presentations


Hanna C, Ritter J, Salaverria C, Lowenthal E, Lam C (Oct 2021). Strategies to Support Treatment Completion in Children with Cancer in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Cancer Treatment Abandonment and Adherence Interventions. 53rd Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Honolulu, Hawaii.


Dugan G, Manirakiza A, Fehr A, Shyirambere C, Kigonya K, Butonzi J, Hanna C, Irakunda E, Mpunga T, Lehmann L (Nov 2018).  Management of Neutropenic Fever In A Reduced Intensity Treatment Regimen for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence, Rwanda. 50th Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology.  Kyoto, Japan.

Hanna, C (2018, May). Implementation Science: An Imperative in Global Oncology in Resource Limited Settings.  Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Grand Rounds. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Berens J, Szalda D, Steinway C, Gajary Z, Hanna C, Watkins E, Greenberg A, Tague L, Jan, S (2018, May).  Implementation of an Electronic Health Record Tool to Facilitate Pediatric to Adult Transitions for Patients with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities.  Pediatric Academic Society Meeting.  Toronto, Canada.

Invited Lectures


Hanna C. Pediatric Oncology Emergencies. Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence-Rwanda, Internship Introductory Course. Feb 2019.

Hanna C. Global Health Perspectives. University of Pennsylvania, Global Health Elective Course. Jan 2019.


Hanna C. Considerations in Finding Global Health Positions. University of Pennsylvania, Residency Program Global Health Track. Aug 2018.

Hanna C. Management of Respiratory Distress. Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence -Rwanda, Morning Report. Aug 2018.

Awards and Honors

2020, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Fellow Representative, CHOP
2019, Distinguished Young Alumni Award, Georgetown University
2014, U.S Public Health Service—Excellence in Public Health Award
2014, Health Justice Scholar
2013,  Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Johns Hopkins University
2008, Magna Cum Laude, Georgetown University
2008, Phi Beta Kappa, Georgetown University
2008, Alpha Sigma Nu Jesuit Honors Society, Georgetown University
2004-2008, First Honors, Second Honors, Dean’s List, Georgetown University
2004, STARS Young Researchers Program Excellence in Research Award

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2019-present, Children’s Oncology Group (COG)
2018-present, International Society of Pediatric Oncology (SIOP)
2018-present, American Society of Hematology (ASH)
2014-present, American College of Physicians (ACP)
2014-present, American Medical Association (AMA)
2014-present, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
2006-present, American Public Health Association (APHA)