Christine Swanson, MD, MCR
Associate Professor, Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

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Medical School:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine
Graduate School :
  • MCR, Oregon Health And Science University
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO)
Internship:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Arizona) Program
Residency:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Arizona) Program, Internal Medicine
Fellowships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes

Professional Titles

  • Assistant Professor

Publications

  • Wherry SJ, Blatchford PJ, Swanson CM, Wellington T, Boxer RS, Kohrt WM. Maintaining serum ionized calcium during brisk walking attenuates the increase in bone resorption in older adults. Bone. 2021 Dec;153:116108. PubMed PMID: 34252605
  • Depner CM, Rice JD, Tussey EJ, Eckel RH, Bergman BC, Higgins JA, Melanson EL, Kohrt WM, Wright KP Jr, Swanson CM. Bone turnover marker responses to sleep restriction and weekend recovery sleep. Bone. 2021 Nov;152:116096. PubMed PMID: 34216838
  • Swanson CM. Sleep disruptions and bone health: what do we know so far?. Curr Opin Endocrinol Diabetes Obes. 2021 Aug 1;28(4):348-353. PubMed PMID: 33965968
  • Park YM, Jankowski CM, Swanson CM, Hildreth KL, Kohrt WM, Moreau KL. Bone Mineral Density in Different Menopause Stages is Associated with Follicle Stimulating Hormone Levels in Healthy Women. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Jan 29;18(3). PubMed PMID: 33572819
  • Sailer C, Edelmann H, Buchanan C, Giro P, Babcock M, Swanson C, Spotts M, Schulte M, Pratt-Cordova A, Coe G, Beindorff M, Page RL 2nd, Ambardekar AV, Pal JD, Kohrt W, Wolfel E, Lawley JS, Tarumi T, Cornwell WK 3rd. Impairments in Blood Pressure Regulation and Cardiac Baroreceptor Sensitivity Among Patients With Heart Failure Supported With Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices. Circ Heart Fail. 2021 Jan;14(1):e007448. PubMed PMID: 33464953
  • Swanson CM, Blatchford PJ, Stone KL, Cauley JA, Lane NE, Rogers-Soeder TS, Redline S, Bauer DC, Wright KP Jr, Wierman ME, Kohrt WM, Orwoll ES. Sleep duration and bone health measures in older men. Osteoporos Int. 2021 Mar;32(3):515-527. PubMed PMID: 32930851
  • Swanson CM, Shea SA, Kohrt WM, Wright KP, Cain SW, Munch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES, Buxton OM. Sleep Restriction With Circadian Disruption Negatively Alter Bone Turnover Markers in Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jul 1;105(7). PubMed PMID: 32364602
  • Swanson CM, Blatchford PJ, Stone KL, Cauley JA, Lane NE, Rogers-Soeder TS, Redline S, Bauer DC, Wright KP Jr, Wierman ME, Kohrt WM, Orwoll ES. Sleep duration and bone health measures in older men. Osteoporos Int. 2020 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32930851
  • Swanson CM, Shea SA, Kohrt WM, Wright KP, Cain SW, Munch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES, Buxton OM. Sleep Restriction With Circadian Disruption Negatively Alter Bone Turnover Markers in Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jul 1;105(7). PubMed PMID: 32364602
  • Swanson CM, Shea SA, Kohrt WM, Wright KP, Cain SW, Munch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES, Buxton OM. Sleep Restriction With Circadian Disruption Negatively Alter Bone Turnover Markers in Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Jul 1;105(7). PubMed PMID: 32364602
  • Swanson CM, Kohrt WM, Wolfe P, Wright KP Jr, Shea SA, Cain SW, Munch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES, Buxton OM. Rapid suppression of bone formation marker in response to sleep restriction and circadian disruption in men. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Dec;30(12):2485-2493. PubMed PMID: 31446439
  • Swanson CM, Blatchford PJ, Orwoll ES, Cauley JA, LeBlanc ES, Fink HA, Wright KP Jr, Wierman ME, Kohrt WM, Stone KL. Association between objective sleep duration and bone mineral density in older postmenopausal women from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF). Osteoporos Int. 2019 Oct;30(10):2087-2098. PubMed PMID: 31139855
  • Wherry SJ, Swanson CM, Wolfe P, Wellington T, Boxer RS, Schwartz RS, Kohrt WM. Bone Biomarker Response to Walking under Different Thermal Conditions in Older Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Aug;51(8):1599-1605. PubMed PMID: 31083027
  • Thosar SS, Berman AM, Herzig MX, McHill AW, Bowles NP, Swanson CM, Clemons NA, Butler MP, Clemons AA, Emens JS, Shea SA. Circadian Rhythm of Vascular Function in Midlife Adults. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Jun;39(6):1203-1211. PubMed PMID: 31070470
  • Kohrt WM, Wolfe P, Sherk VD, Wherry SJ, Wellington T, Melanson EL, Swanson CM, Weaver CM, Boxer RS. Dermal Calcium Loss Is Not the Primary Determinant of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion during Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Oct;51(10):2117-2124. PubMed PMID: 31009423
  • Swanson CM, Kohrt WM, Wolfe P, Wright KP Jr, Shea SA, Cain SW, Munch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES, Buxton OM. Rapid suppression of bone formation marker in response to sleep restriction and circadian disruption in men. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Dec;30(12):2485-2493. PubMed PMID: 31446439
  • Swanson CM, Blatchford PJ, Orwoll ES, Cauley JA, LeBlanc ES, Fink HA, Wright KP Jr, Wierman ME, Kohrt WM, Stone KL. Association between objective sleep duration and bone mineral density in older postmenopausal women from the Study of Osteoporotic Fractures (SOF). Osteoporos Int. 2019 Oct;30(10):2087-2098. PubMed PMID: 31139855
  • Wherry SJ, Swanson CM, Wolfe P, Wellington T, Boxer RS, Schwartz RS, Kohrt WM. Bone Biomarker Response to Walking under Different Thermal Conditions in Older Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Aug;51(8):1599-1605. PubMed PMID: 31083027
  • Thosar SS, Berman AM, Herzig MX, McHill AW, Bowles NP, Swanson CM, Clemons NA, Butler MP, Clemons AA, Emens JS, Shea SA. Circadian Rhythm of Vascular Function in Midlife Adults. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2019 Jun;39(6):1203-1211. PubMed PMID: 31070470
  • Kohrt WM, Wolfe P, Sherk VD, Wherry SJ, Wellington T, Melanson EL, Swanson CM, Weaver CM, Boxer RS. Dermal Calcium Loss Is Not the Primary Determinant of Parathyroid Hormone Secretion during Exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Oct;51(10):2117-2124. PubMed PMID: 31009423
  • Swanson CM, Kohrt WM, Buxton OM, Everson CA, Wright KP Jr, Orwoll ES, Shea SA. The importance of the circadian system & sleep for bone health. Metabolism. 2018 Jul;84:28-43. PubMed PMID: 29229227
  • Kohrt WM, Wherry SJ, Wolfe P, Sherk VD, Wellington T, Swanson CM, Weaver CM, Boxer RS. Maintenance of Serum Ionized Calcium During Exercise Attenuates Parathyroid Hormone and Bone Resorption Responses. J Bone Miner Res. 2018 Jul;33(7):1326-1334. PubMed PMID: 29572961
  • Rogers TS, Harrison S, Swanson C, Cauley JA, Barrett-Connor E, Orwoll E, Stone KL, Lane NE. Rest-activity circadian rhythms and bone mineral density in elderly men. Bone Rep. 2017 Dec;7:156-163. PubMed PMID: 29181439
  • Swanson CM, Shea SA, Wolfe P, Cain SW, Munch M, Vujovic N, Czeisler CA, Buxton OM, Orwoll ES. Bone Turnover Markers After Sleep Restriction and Circadian Disruption: A Mechanism for Sleep-Related Bone Loss in Humans. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Oct 1;102(10):3722-3730. PubMed PMID: 28973223
  • Swanson C, Shea SA, Wolfe P, Markwardt S, Cain SW, Munch M, Czeisler CA, Orwoll ES, Buxton OM. 24-hour profile of serum sclerostin and its association with bone biomarkers in men. Osteoporos Int. 2017 Nov;28(11):3205-3213. PubMed PMID: 28744601
  • Nielson CM, Jones KS, Bouillon R, Chun RF, Jacobs J, Wang Y, Hewison M, Adams JS, Swanson CM, Lee CG, Vanderschueren D, Pauwels S, Prentice A, Smith RD, Shi T, Gao Y, Zmuda JM, Lapidus J, Cauley JA, Schoenmakers I, Orwoll ES. Role of Assay Type in Determining Free 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Diverse Populations. N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 28;374(17):1695-6. PubMed PMID: 27007809
  • Nielson CM, Jones KS, Chun RF, Jacobs JM, Wang Y, Hewison M, Adams JS, Swanson CM, Lee CG, Vanderschueren D, Pauwels S, Prentice A, Smith RD, Shi T, Gao Y, Schepmoes AA, Zmuda JM, Lapidus J, Cauley JA, Bouillon R, Schoenmakers I, Orwoll ES. Free 25-Hydroxyvitamin D: Impact of Vitamin D Binding Protein Assays on Racial-Genotypic Associations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 May;101(5):2226-34. PubMed PMID: 27007693
  • Nielson CM, Jones KS, Bouillon R, Chun RF, Jacobs J, Wang Y, Hewison M, Adams JS, Swanson CM, Lee CG, Vanderschueren D, Pauwels S, Prentice A, Smith RD, Shi T, Gao Y, Zmuda JM, Lapidus J, Cauley JA, Schoenmakers I, Orwoll ES. Role of Assay Type in Determining Free 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels in Diverse Populations. N Engl J Med. 2016 Apr 28;374(17):1695-6. PubMed PMID: 27007809
  • Nielson CM, Jones KS, Chun RF, Jacobs JM, Wang Y, Hewison M, Adams JS, Swanson CM, Lee CG, Vanderschueren D, Pauwels S, Prentice A, Smith RD, Shi T, Gao Y, Schepmoes AA, Zmuda JM, Lapidus J, Cauley JA, Bouillon R, Schoenmakers I, Orwoll ES. Free 25-Hydroxyvitamin D: Impact of Vitamin D Binding Protein Assays on Racial-Genotypic Associations. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2016 May;101(5):2226-34. PubMed PMID: 27007693
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Practice Locations

UCHealth Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
6th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2650

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2012, 2012)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Board Certification (2014, 2014)
  • Certified Clinical Densitometrist with the International Society of Clinical Densitometry, Certificate (2016)
Clinical Interests
Metabolic Bone Disease (Osteoporosis, Calcium Disorders)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (0001)
Graduate Schools:
  • MCR, Oregon Health And Science University (0001)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (0001)
Internships:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Arizona) Program (0001)
Residency Programs:
  • College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Arizona) Program, Internal Medicine (0001)
Fellowships:
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism (0001)
Languages: English
Department: Medicine-Endocrinology/Metabolism/Diabetes
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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