Curriculum Vitae
Petra Caarls

Petra Caarls, MD

Phd student

Department of Psychiatry
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Biographical sketch
I received my Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy in 2010, after which I did the Selective Utrecht Medical Master (SUMMA) program at the University of Utrecht. I combined this master program with several extracurricular master courses in Health Sciences at VU, Free University in Amsterdam. I obtained my medical degree in 2015 and now work as a medical researcher at the Erasmus MC.

Research interests
My research focuses on quality of care and clinical decisions in hospital psychiatry, with special interest for inpatients with concurrent somatic and psychiatric problems.


'The association between maternal selective-serotonin reuptake inhibitor use during pregnancy, embryonic growth trajectories and birth outcomes.'

Wetenschapslunch Psychiatry meeting by Zoom on Monday November 30th at 12 h

Presenter: Hilmar Bijma (MPP)

Erasmus University Rotterdam
Starting your PhD
From molecule to human to society and back

Is the healthcare provided in Rotterdam the same as in a village? How can we detect arteriosclerosis at an early stage? How are creativity and psychiatric disorders connected? How does air pollution affect unborn children? Erasmus MC and Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management work together on societal issues concerning health. The forces of clinical science, health science and biomedical science are combined here.