Dr. Christensen is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Neurology. Born and raised in northeast Iowa, she completed her undergraduate training at The University of Iowa. She moved to Indianapolis for graduate training and obtained a MS in Medical and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University. Prior to starting medical school, she practiced as a genetic counselor in adult and child neurology, biochemical genetics, and medical genetics. She returned to medical training at Indiana University in 2007. She completed her Neurodevelopmental Disabilities residency at Indiana University School of Medicine. She is the Division Chief of Developmental Pediatrics and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Residency Program Director. Current clinical activities include neurodevelopmental pediatrics, Down syndrome, and neurogenetics. Primary interests are the diagnosis and management of genetic neurodevelopmental disorders and feeding.