About Petra

Petra serves as a consultant with Advisory Board's research division. She joined the Population Health Advisor team in 2016 to lead research on high- and rising-risk care management, as well as efforts on post-acute and behavioral health service improvement. Her goal is to support organizations on their journey towards value-based care by providing them with actionable implementation steps to both improve the quality of care for their populations while bending the cost curve.

Prior to joining the Population Health Advisor team, Petra worked on the international chief executive health system strategy program, providing guidance on care transformation and population health. Her most recent research efforts focused on rising risk patient management, primary care redesign, and avoidable acute utilization.

Petra graduated top of her class from Rutgers University with a B.A. in psychology and holds an M.A. in psychology from Columbia University. Prior to joining Advisory Board, Petra worked as a researcher on multiple NIMH-funded research projects aimed at improving access to behavioral health services in the community and the identification of depression in children. Petra has co-authored multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals on these topics.


Areas of expertise

Post-Acute Care, Service Lines, Behavioral Health, Care Transformation, Performance Improvement,

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