Julie Midtgaard

Julie Midtgaard

Associate Professor

I hold a master's degree in psychology. I currently work as senior researcher in The University Hospitals Centre for Health Research at The Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet, and as associate professor at The Department of Public Health at The University of Copenhagen.

Primary fields of research

I have been employed in health research since 2001 with special focus on development, mixed-methods evaluation and implementation of interventions that support health behavior change. Areas of special interest include rehabilitation, health promotion and tertiary prevention across several medical subspecialties: oncology, rheumatology, urology, pulmonology, psychiatry, obesity surgery, and obstetrics and gynecology. My particular interests have been on issues related to change and adoption of exercise behavior, gender disparities, and emotional and social wellbeing in relation to the individual’s experience of their health status.


Health psychology, clinical research, qualitative health research, exercise psychology

Current research

Of current interest is development of mixed-methods pragmatic (effectiveness) trials supporting real world decision-making and implementation, and thus transcending evidence-practice gaps otherwise contributing to the failure of translation of research into practice and policy.


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