Monica Peek, MD, MPH, MS |
Professor of Medicine
Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research
The University of Chicago Medicine
Monica Peek, MD, MPH, MS 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 Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago Medicine, 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.