Dr. Monica Peek is an Associate Professor at the University of Chicago, where works as a clinician, bioethicist, and health services researcher. Dr. Peek is the Director of Research (and Associate Director) at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, the Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, and the Executive Medical Director of Community Health Innovation. Her research pursues health equity and social justice, with a focus on promoting shared decision-making among marginalized patient populations, 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 100 peer-reviewed research papers and publications, and has served as the principal investigator of multiple grants from institutions such as the Greenwall Foundation, 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 named one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Chicago and has been ranked among Chicago’s Top Female Physicians. She has been featured in national media outlets such as NPR, PRI/The World, CNN, Democracy Now, CBS, ABC, TIME Magazine, ESSENCE Magazine, the Melissa Harris Perry show, and The Huffington Post.