Monica Peek, MD, MPH

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Monica Peek, MD, MPH

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 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.

Areas of Expertise

  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Women's Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Health Care Disparities

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Memberships & Medical Societies

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

Practicing Since

  • 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

Medical Education

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Internship

  • Stanford Health Care

Residency

  • Stanford Health Care

Other Grad Education

  • MPH, Johns Hopkins University; MHS, University of Chicago

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At The Forefront Live: A Healthier Southside

UChicago Medicine community health physicians Doriane Miller, MD, Edwin McDonald, MD and Monica Peek, MD, discuss health issues on the South Side.
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