Julie Grew

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Julie Christina Grew is a senior researcher at the Center for Clinical Research and Prevention, Section for Intersectoral Health Services Research. Her primary focus of research is the interaction between health professionals, patients and health technology, and inequality in health and treatment. She has a special interest in the needs and circumstances of the users of the health services, particularly when it comes to socially disadvantaged patients and patients with chronic disease.

Julie's responsibilities at the Section for Intersectoral Health Services Research comprise tasks related to the Intersectoral Fund for Health Research, including sparring practice and guidance on research projects targeting issues that cut across sectors. Other tasks are related to her involvement in the intervention research projects rooted in the unit focusing on continuity of care in collaboration with hospitals, municipalities and general practice.

Julie holds a master's degree in Public Health Science from the University of Copenhagen and an Industrial PhD degree from 2015 based on research carried out in a partnership between the University of Copenhagen and Medtronic Denmark. The project investigated experiences of treatment in the clinic and in everyday life for clinicians and patients implanted with a remotely monitored cardiac device (ICD) for prevention of cardiac arrest.

Former employments include the National Institute of Public Health, where Julie among other things evaluated several municipal health interventions, and the Danish Health Authority, Monitoring and HTA, where she was involved in health technology assessment and particularly the patient aspect. Previously, she taught qualitative methodology and medical sociology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.  

Selected publications:

PhD thesis: Participatory patients? Configuring the users of prophylactic ICD therapy and remote monitoring in Denmark. Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen 2015.

Grew, J.C., Svendsen, M.N. Moral negotiations in the clinic:  Navigating the purgatorial pressure in prophylactic implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy. BioSocieties 2018, 13 (3): 640-655.

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