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The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is pleased to welcome Dr. Monica Peek as the next NIMHD Director’s Seminar Series speaker. Dr. Peek will speak on “Structural Inequities and Health Disparities: Lessons for Medical Decision Making.”
Dr. Monica Peek is an associate professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, where she provides clinical care, teaches, and conducts health services research in health disparities. Dr. Peek is the associate director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, where she heads the Health Disparities and Community-Based Participatory Research Core. She is an inaugural faculty fellow of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, whose goal is to promote positive patient/physician relationships. Dr. Peek is the director of research at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and the executive medical director of community health innovation for the University of Chicago Medicine. Her research explores shared decision-making between African Americans and their healthcare providers.
Dr. Peek has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed research papers and publications and is the principal investigator on several grants from national organizations, pharmaceutical companies and NIH. Dr. Peek was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Chicago by Crain’s business magazine and has been ranked among Chicago’s Top Female Physicians. Her work has been featured in national media outlets, such as TIME and ESSENCE magazines, CNN, the Melissa Harris-Perry Show, and HuffPost. Dr. Peek received her M.D. and M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University and her M.Sc. from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Monica Peek, Associate Professor, General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago