Springfield, OR

Senior Editor, MayoClinic.org

Represented: Patients, Caregivers, and Patient Advocates

Carolyn Petersen is the Senior Editor of mayoclinic.org, Mayo Clinic’s health information website. She has been a patient and consumer advocate for more than 20 years, acting as a PCORI patient stakeholder reviewer, a patient advocate with the National Cancer Institute’s cancer Bioinformatics Grid, and a consumer representative of the Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health advisory panels. Petersen’s educational background includes advanced degrees in medical informatics and exercise and movement science. She is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association’s Ethics and Public Policy Committees and past chair of AMIA’s Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues Working Group. She is a Certified Exercise Physiologist of the American College of Sports Medicine. Petersen’s research interests include secondary data uses of medical and genetic information, cancer survivorship informatics, development of consumer health information, and exercise interventions for people who have chronic health conditions.

Petersen served as a member of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research from Fall 2015 - Spring 2018.

Conflicts of Interest

As of October 24, 2016

  • Mayo Clinic, Employer
  • Oregon Health and Science University, Employer
  • Office of the National Coordinator Health IT Policy, Committee Member, Self


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