Dr. Petersen earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan (2010), where she also completed residency training in family medicine (2013) followed by completion of the hospice and palliative medicine fellowship (2014). Her clinical interests include palliative care for cancer patients and inpatient provision of palliative and end of life care. Her research interests include in-hospital end of life care and use of buprenorphine for cancer associated pain. She is also involved in medical student education in the “doctoring” program at the University of Michigan.
She sees patients in the Rogel Cancer Center’s Symptom Management (palliative care) clinic, and throughout the adult Michigan Medicine hospitals with the inpatient Palliative Care Team.
Areas of Interest
- In-hospital end of life care
- Buprenorphine for cancer associated pain
- Medical student education
- Palliative Care
- Reducing symptoms burden in cancer patients
- Advance care planning
- Care of the medically complex patient
- University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2010
- University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2013
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine, Ann Arbor, Mich., 2014
- American Board of Family Medicine
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine