Christine Savage has worked in addictions within a public health context for the majority of her career. She began working as the maternal child health nurse in Visiting Nursing Organizations in the 70s and 80s. Based on these experiences, she became interested in the role alcohol and drug use played in increasing vulnerability in certain populations, especially women. She became actively involved in the field of addictions nursing and served as president of the International Nurses Society on Addictions from 2003 to 2006. She is the editor of the NIAAA BSN curriculum on alcohol and health and served on the National Quality Forum’s steering committee related to best practices for substance abuse prevention and treatment. She has conducted funded research related to alcohol use during pregnancy, management of health for the solitary homeless adult, and has been engaged in research related to nursing education in alcohol. She is currently serving as Chair of the Community Public-Health Department Johns Hopkins School of Nursing.