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Monica Peek, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research

Monica Peek, MD, MPH, specializes in general internal medicine and preventive health for adults. She has a particular interest in reducing health care disparities and concentrates these efforts on diabetes care and breast cancer-screening education for African American patients.

As principal investigator on two multi-year clinical studies, Dr. Peek aims to improve diabetes care and medical outcomes for patients on the South Side of Chicago. Also, in her role as one of two inaugural Faculty Fellows in the new Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago, she explores how racial and cultural barriers impact physician-patient relations and shared decision-making.

Dr. Peek has been an invited speaker to many local and national medical meetings. She serves on the boards of several advocacy organizations and is regularly involved in community-based education activities. In addition, she is the author of more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts exploring health care disparities in minority populations.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine

5758 S. Maryland Avenue

Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Johns Hopkins University

Internship and Residency

Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA

Additional Graduate Degrees

Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
Masters of Health Studies, The University of Chicago


American College of Physicians
American Diabetes Association
American Medical Women's Association
American Public Health Association
American Society of Internal Medicine
Central Society for Clinical Research
Cook County Physician's Association
National Medical Association
Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for a National Health Program
Society of General Internal Medicine

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6840

Office Fax

(773) 834-2238

Office Postal Address

Monica Peek, MD, MPH
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 2007
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

  • Internal medicine
  • Preventive health care
  • Chronic disease management
  • Diabetes
  • Health disparities
  • Women's health
  • Breast cancer screening

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Learn More About Dr. Peek

Listen to Dr. Peek on the WVON Community Health Focus Hour:

Watch Dr. Peek in the Heath Affairs video Overcoming Patient Engagement Barriers: Urban and Rural Success Stories.

In 2011, Dr. Peek was named a Faculty Fellow in the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, an initiative that seeks to improve doctor-patient relations through physician career development.

Dr. Peek wants to change the mistrust some low-income African American diabetes patients have of physicians. Her interactive classes for these vulnerable patients are part of a larger program to reduce health care disparities on the South Side of Chicago.

Dr. Peek and her colleagues did a pilot study to test the effectiveness of text messaging as a user-friendly tool for communicating with low-income diabetes patients.

The "Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago" project co-sponsored health and wellness awareness events during food drives at a community center in Washington Park.

NBC Chicago News featured Dr. Peek in a story about Sisters Working it Out, an organization devoted to educating women in medically underserved communities about breast cancer and health.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Peek's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.