Christen Ebens, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Christen Ebens

Contact Info

ebens012@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-626-2961

Fax 612-626-4074

Office Address:
Pediatric BMT
A528
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Mailing Address:
Pediatric BMT
MMC484 Mayo
8484B (Campus Delivery Code)
420 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT), Division of


Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Physician


MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Residency in Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology/Immuno-hematology, University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI

Fellowship in Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

M.P.H, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Summary

Dr. Ebens joined the Department of Pediatrics in July 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. She received her medical degree in 2006 from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago and an MPH with a focus on epidemiology and biostatistics from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2007. She completed her Pediatric residency training at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2010 followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in 2013. Dr. Ebens remained for an additional year at the University of Michigan for training in Immuno-hematology supported by Vidara Therapeutics. She subsequently completed a Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2015.

Awards & Recognition

  • Clinical/Translational Paper of the Year (Associate or Full Professor), Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2019)
  • SCT-ASBMT Cell Therapy Training Course Scholar. Houston, TX (2015)
  • Oral presentation. “Delta-like ligands expressed by stromal cells in secondary lymphoid organs deliver an early pulse of Notch signaling and drive T cell pathogenicity during graft-versus-host disease.” 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. San Francisco, CA (2014)
  • Abstract achievement award. “Delta-like Notch ligand expressed by host non-hematopoietic radioresistant cells regulate graft-versus-host disease and extrathymic T cell development after bone marrow transplantation.” 55th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology. New Orleans, LA. (2013)
  • Fellow Awardee. “Hypomorphic Artemis deficiency identified by an abnormal newborn screen TREC assay.” 12th Annual Clinical Immunology Society Summer School in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. Miami, FL (2013)
  • Fellow Awardee, 2nd Annual Mentoring Program for Stem Cell Transplantation Fellows. Dallas, TX (2013)
  • Fellow Award for Basic Science Research. “Identification of Notch ligand source in acute graft-versus host disease.” 23rd Annual Pediatric Research Symposium, University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, MI (2012)
  • MPH Capstone Award. “Parental age and maternal antibodies to fetal human brain in autism.” Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Baltimore, MD (2007)

Research

Research Summary/Interests

Dr. Ebens’s clinical and research interests include hematopoietic cell transplantation for non-malignant disorders including autoimmune diseases, primary immunodeficiency disorders and epidermolysis bullosa, and development of adoptive immunotherapeutics. She currently practices at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital on the inpatient Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation unit and outpatient in the Journey clinic – Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation.

Publications

  • Ebens CL, DeFor TE, Tryon R, Wagner JE, MacMillan ML (2018). Comparable Outcomes after HLA-Matched Sibling and Alternative Donor Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation for Children with Fanconi Anemia and Severe Aplastic Anemia. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation 24, 765-771.

For More Publications

Clinical

Clinics

Journey Clinic - Center for Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplantation