Monica Peek, MD, MPH
Assistant 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.
The University of Chicago Medicine
Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
Year Started Practice
Johns Hopkins University
Internship and Residency
Stanford University Hospital, Palo Alto, CA
Additional Graduate Degrees
Masters of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University
American College of Physicians
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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.
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.
View a partial list of Dr. Peek's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.