Christine Pfund

Position title: Director, NRMN | ICTR Mentorship Initiatives


Phone: (608) 263-3451

2112D Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705

Christine Chris Pfund

Selected Publications


  • Rogers, J., Sorkness, C. A., Spencer, K., & Pfund, C. (2018). Increasing research mentor training among biomedical researchers at Clinical and Translational Science Award hubs: The impact of the facilitator training initiative. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 2(3), 118-123.

  • Spencer, K. C., McDaniels, M., Utzerath, E., Rogers, J. G., Sorkness, C. A., Asquith, P., & Pfund, C. (2018). Building a Sustainable National Infrastructure to Expand Research Mentor Training. CBE Life Sciences Education, 17(3), ar48.

  • Butz, A., Branchaw, J., Pfund, C., Byars-Winston, A., Leverett, P. (2018). Promoting STEM Trainee Research Self-Efficacy: A Mentor Training Intervention. Understanding Interventions Journal, 9(1).

  • Guerrero, L. R., Ho, J., Christie, C., Harwood, E., Pfund, C., Seeman, T., McCreath, H., Wallace, S. P. (2017). Using collaborative approaches with a multi-method, multi-site, multi-target intervention: evaluating the National Research Mentoring Network. BMC proceedings, 11(Suppl 12), 14. 

  • Pfund, C. Studying the Role and Impact of Mentoring on Undergraduate Research Experiences. (2017).

  • Sorkness, C., Pfund, C., Ofili, E., Okuyemi, K., and Vishwanatha, J. (2017). A New Approach to Mentoring for Research Careers: Training in the National Research Mentoring Network. BioMed Central Proceedings. 11 (Suppl 12):14. PMCID: PMC5773914

  • Butler, J., Fryer, C. S., Ward, E., Westaby, K., Adams, A., Esmond, S. L., … Sorkness, C. A. (2017). The Health Equity Leadership Institute (HELI): Developing workforce capacity for health disparities research. Journal of Clinical and Translational Science, 1(3), 153–159.

  • Pfund C, Byars-Winston A, Branchaw J, Hurtado S, Eagan K. Defining Attributes and Metrics of Effective Research Mentoring Relationships. AIDS Behav. 2016. Sep;20 Suppl 2:238-48. PMID:27062425 | PMCID:PMC4995122.

  • Byars-Winston, A., Rogers, J., Branchaw, J., Pribbenow, C., Hanke, R., & Pfund, C. (2016). New Measures Assessing Predictors of Academic Persistence for Historically Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Undergraduates in Science. CBE Life Sciences Education, 15(3), ar32.

  • Vishwanatha J, Pfund C, Ofili E, Okuyemi K. NIH’s mentoring makes progress. Science. 2016. Nov 18;354(6314):840-841. PubMed PMID: 27856873.

  • McGee, R. (2016). “Biomedical Workforce Diversity: The Context for Mentoring to Develop Talents and Foster Success within the ‘Pipeline.’” AIDS and Behavior, 20(Suppl 2), 231–237.

  • Williams, S. N., Thakore, B. K., & McGee, R. (2016). Career Coaches as a Source of Vicarious Learning for Racial and Ethnic Minority PhD Students in the Biomedical Sciences: A Qualitative Study. PLoS ONE, 11(7), e0160038.

  • Mcdaniels, M., Pfund, C., & Barnicle, K. (2016). Creating Dynamic Learning Communities in Synchronous Online Courses: One Approach from the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL). Online Learning, 20(1). doi:10.24059/olj.v20i1.518

  • McGee, R., Lee, S., Pfund, C., Branchaw, J. (2015). Beyond “Finding Good Mentors” to “Building and Cultivating your Mentoring Team.” National Postdoctoral Association: Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook

  • Pfund, C., Spencer, K. C., Asquith, P., House, S. C., Miller, S., & Sorkness, C. A. (2015). Building National Capacity for Research Mentor Training: An Evidence-Based Approach to Training the Trainers. CBE Life Sciences Education, 14(2), ar24.

  • Byars-Winston, A. M., Branchaw, J., Pfund, C., Leverett, P., & Newton, J. (2015). Culturally Diverse Undergraduate Researchers’ Academic Outcomes and Perceptions of Their Research Mentoring Relationships. International Journal of Science Education, 37(15), 2533–2554.

  • Pfund, C., House, S. C., Asquith, P., Fleming, M. F., Buhr, K. A., Burnham, E. L., Eichenberger Gilmore, J. M., Huskins, W. C., McGee, R., Schurr, K., Shapiro, E. D., Spencer, K. C., Sorkness, C. A. (2014). Training mentors of clinical and translational research scholars: a randomized controlled trial. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 89(5), 774-82.

  • Sorkness, C. A., Pfund, C., Asquith, P., & Drezner, M. K. (2013). Research Mentor Training: Initiatives of the University of Wisconsin Institute for Clinical and Translational Research. Clinical and Translational Science, 6(4), 256–258.

  • Pfund, C., House, S., Spencer, K., Asquith, P., Carney, P., Masters, K. S., … Fleming, M. (2013). A Research Mentor Training Curriculum for Clinical and Translational Researchers. Clinical and Translational Science, 6(1), 26–33.

  • Fleming, M., House, S., Shewakramani, V., Yu, L., Garbutt, J., McGee, R., … Rubio, D. M. (2013). The Mentoring Competency Assessment: Validation of a New Instrument to Evaluate Skills of Research Mentors. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 88(7), 1002–1008.

  • Meyers, F. J., Begg, M. D., Fleming, M., & Merchant, C. (2012). Strengthening the Career Development of Clinical Translational Scientist Trainees: A Consensus Statement of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA) Research Education and Career Development Committees. Clinical and Translational Science, 5(2), 132–137.

  • Abedin, Z., Biskup, E., Silet, K., Garbutt, J. M., Kroenke, K., Feldman, M. D., … Pincus, H. A. (2012). Deriving Competencies for Mentors of Clinical and Translational Scholars. Clinical and Translational Science, 5(3), 273–280.

  • Burnham, E. L., & Fleming, M. (2011). Selection of Research Mentors for K‐Funded Scholars. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(2), 87–92.

  • Cho, C. S., Ramanan, R. A., & Feldman, M. D. (2011). Defining the Ideal Qualities of Mentorship: A Qualitative Analysis of the Characteristics of Outstanding Mentors. The American Journal of Medicine, 124(5), 453-458. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2010.12.007

  • Burnham, E. L., Schiro, S., & Fleming, M. (2011). Mentoring K Scholars: Strategies to Support Research Mentors. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(3), 199–203.

  • Huskins, W. C., Silet, K., Weber‐Main, A. M., Begg, M. D., Fowler, Jr, V. G., Hamilton, J., & Fleming, M. (2011). Identifying and Aligning Expectations in a Mentoring Relationship. Clinical and Translational Science, 4(6), 439–447.

  • Feldman, M. D., Arean, P. A., Marshall, S. J., Lovett, M., & O’Sullivan, P. (2010). Does mentoring matter: results from a survey of faculty mentees at a large health sciences university. Medical Education Online, 15, 10.3402/meo.v15i0.5063.

  • Balster, N., Pfund, C., Rediske, R., & Branchaw, J. (2010). Entering Research: A Course That Creates Community and Structure for Beginning Undergraduate Researchers in the STEM Disciplines. CBE Life Sciences Education, 9(2), 108–118.

  • Bakken, L. L., Byars-Winston, A., Gundermann, D. M., Ward, E. C., Slattery, A., King, A., … Taylor, R. E. (2010). Effects of an Educational Intervention on Female Biomedical Scientists’ Research Self-Efficacy. Advances in Health Sciences Education : Theory and Practice, 15(2), 167–183.