Currently, Petra HM Peeters is professor of chronic disease epidemiology at the Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care (University Medical Center Utrecht, UMCU, The Netherlands). She is also appointed at the department Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the School of Public Health (Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, UK, 2007 onwards).
She finished Medical School (Radboud University Nijmegen (the Netherlands, 1984) and obtained her PhD in epidemiology at Nijmegen University (1984-89, thesis: side effects of breast cancer screening). Subsequently she became associate professor of clinical epidemiology at the Julius Center. (1989 to 2009) She is a member of: the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) Steering Committee (1991 to date), the Dutch Epidemiology Society (1990 to date). She is a senior teacher in several (inter)national courses. She co-authored over 600 papers.