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Monica Peek MD, MPH, MS, FACP

Monica E. Peek MD, MPH, MS, FACP

Associate Professor of Medicine, Section of General Internal Medicine; Associate Director, Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, The University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Dr. Monica Peek is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, where she provides clinical care, teaches, and does health services research, with a focus on health disparities.  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.

Dr. Peek is an implementation scientist who uses multi-site, multi-factorial approaches to mitigate disparities in diabetes care and outcomes. Her research portfolio also explores equitable doctor/patient relationships, strategies to integrate the medical and social needs of patients, and mechanisms to address healthcare discrimination and structural racism that impact health outcomes. Dr. Peek was part of the 2009 NIDDK Strategic Planning Committee that made recommendations for the diabetes translation research agenda for the next 5-10 years. She is currently a member of the 2019-2021 NIDDK Strategic Plan Working Group.

Dr. Peek has authored over 100 peer-reviewed research papers and publications, and has served as the principal investigator of multiple grants from institutions such as NIH/NIDDK, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Merck Foundation.  Dr. Peek is a Senior Associate Editor for the journal Health Services Research and a recent member of the National Advisory Council (NAC) for the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) and the National Council for the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM).

Dr. Peek was one of the 2013 “People to Know” in Diabetes Forecast magazine and she has been featured in national media outlets such as NPR, CNN, Democracy Now, CBS, ABC, TIME magazine, ESSENCE magazine, and others.


Dr. Peek has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Trends in Diabetes Mortality Across 30 US Cities