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Juliana Petersen has been working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of General Practice, Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main in Germany since 2007. She is a physician and holds a master's degree in Public Health with a focus on epidemiology. For her doctoral thesis she developed and conducted a prospective cohort study on suspicious findings in antenatal care involving 360 participants. For her master's thesis she analyzed antenatal care utilization patterns using a population-based dataset of > 250,000 participants.

Her ongoing research areas are collaborative care for depression, case management for improved antithrombotic management, and multimorbidity (with a focus on the user’s perspective of care received). She has coordinated a major trial on collaborative care for depression ('Primary Care Monitoring for Depressive Patients Trial', PRoMPT). The main results were published in Annals of Internal Medicine and the study received the first German General Practice Research Prize.

She is also the main coordinator (and co-applicant for the grant) of a large ongoing trial aimed at testing a best practice model for improved anticoagulation in primary care (‘Primary care management for optimized antithrombotic treatment, PICANT). In 2012 and 2013 she had a fellowship from the foundation 'Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft'.

Juliana is involved in medical training at the university and gives seminars in medical education for postdoctoral researchers and clinicians.