Full Name
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP
University of Chicago
Speaker Bio
Dr. Monica Peek is the Ellen H. Block Professor of Health Justice at the University of Chicago, where she provides clinical care, teaches and does health services research. She is an internist who strives to provide comprehensive humanistic care for her patients.

Dr. Peek’s research pursues health equity and social justice, with a focus on promoting equitable doctor/patient relationships among racial minorities, integrating the medical and social needs of patients, and addressing healthcare discrimination and structural racism that impact health outcomes (e.g., diabetes, COVID-19). Dr. Peek has authored over 150 peer-reviewed papers, and has served as the principal investigator for multiple grants from institutions such as NIDDK, NHLBI, PCORI, AHRQ, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Greenwall Foundation, the Merck Foundation and others.

Dr. Peek is the Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, the Executive Medical Director of Community Health Innovation and the Director of Research (and Associate Director) at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She is a Senior Associate Editor for the journal Health Services Research and is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.

Dr. Peek’s research has been featured in national media outlets such as The Chicago Tribune, NPR, PRI/The World, CNN, Democracy Now, CBS, ABC, TIME Magazine, the Christian Science Monitor, STAT News, and The Huffington Post.
Monica E. Peek, MD, MPH, MS, FACP