Christine Ritchie, M.D., M.S.P.H., FACP, FAAHPM, is the Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor in Clinical Translational Research and Aging in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine. She is a board certified geriatrician and palliative care physician and has longstanding experience in clinical care delivery models, medical home care, and advanced illness research. Dr. Ritchie is an inaugural member of the NIH-funded national Palliative Care Research Cooperative. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Palliative Medicine, serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, and is on the board of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is currently studying the impact of symptom burden on health care utilization in individuals with multiple chronic conditions, including cancer, and is also evaluating how patient-centered monitoring technology can be used to support patients and families with serious illness in their transition from the hospital to home. Dr. Ritchie received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and completed her internal medicine residency, chief residency and geriatric fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.