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photo Cristina M. Murray-Krezan, PhD

General Internal Medicine

Associate Professor of Medicine


Phone: 412-864-3023

Office: 200 Meyran Ave
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3023
Education and Training
BS, Astrophysics, University of New Mexico, 2001
MS, Statistics, University of Virginia, 2006
PhD, Statistics, University of New Mexico, 2021
Research Interest
Dr. Murray-Krezan’s clinical research interests are wide and varied, with a focus in recent years on substance use disorders, as well as interventions to improve the health and well-being of marginalized, underserved, and underrepresented populations. She also has an interest in women’s health. She has been involved in clinical trials research since 2007 and has an affinity for patient-centered trials with complex behavioral and medical interventions. Additionally, Dr. Murray-Krezan is dedicated to the success, growth, and integration of data coordination in multi-site clinical trials and observational studies. This includes research in the areas of novel or best study designs, recruitment and retention methods, and integration of pragmatic approaches for study outcomes. Statistical research interests include developing new methods to identify and correct for informative drop-out in the survival analytic framework.
Educational Interest
Dr. Murray-Krezan has extensive teaching experience for graduate students in clinical research programs. She is slated to co-teach the Clinical Research Methods course in summer 2022 for Pitt’s Institute for Clinical Research Education (ICRE). She has also been a guest instructor for the ICRE’s Advanced Grant Writing course, providing study design and other biostatistics-focused feedback on students’ draft research proposals. She is also working with K scholars and providing research mentorship to junior investigators. At the University of New Mexico, Dr. Murray-Krezan taught Biostatistics for Translational Research in their Master of Science in Clinical Research program for 10 years. She also served on multiple thesis committees and provided research mentorship to dozens of medical and health science trainees and junior faculty.
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Selected Publications:
Page, K., Murray-Krezan, C., Leeman, L., Carmody, M., Stephen, J. M., Bakhireva, L. N. Prevalence of marijuana use in pregnant women with concurrent opioid use disorder or alcohol use in pregnancy. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2022; 17(1): 3.
Meredith, L. S., Komaromy, M. S., Cefalu, M., Murray-Krezan, C., Page, K., Osilla, K. C., Dopp, A. R., Leamon, I., Tarhuni, L., Hindmarch, G., Jacobsohn, V., Watkins, K. E., CLARO Study Group. Design of CLARO (Collaboration Leading to Addiction Treatment and Recovery from other Stresses): A randomized trial of collaborative care for opioid use disorder and co-occurring depression and/or posttraumatic stress disorder. Contemp Clin Trials. 2021; 106354.
Page-Reeves, J., Murray-Krezan, C., Regino, L., Perez, J., Bleecker, M., Perez, D., Wagner, B., Tigert, S., Bearer, E. L., Willging, C. E. A randomized control trial to test a peer support group approach for reducing social isolation and depression among female Mexican immigrants. BMC Public Health. 2021; 21(1): 119.
Crisanti, A. S., Murray-Krezan, C., Reno, J., Killough, C. Effectiveness of Peer-Delivered Trauma Treatment in a Rural Community: A Randomized Non-inferiority Trial. Community Ment Health J. 2019; 55(7): 1125-1134.
Notable Achievements
Appointed to PCORI Clinical Trials Advicory Panel, 2021
Recognized as a University of New Mexico Outstanding Supervisor, 2020