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Monica Peek, MD, MPH

Board Member

Monica Peek, MD, MPH, MS 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 equity and social justice. Dr. Peek is the Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, and the Director of Research at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Dr. Peek was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Chicago by Crain’s Business Magazine and has been ranked among Chicago’s Top Female Physicians. She has been featured in national media outlets such as NPR, CNN, Democracy Now, CBS, ABC, and TIME Magazine.

Why Monica serves on the Board

I joined the Greater Chicago Food Depository because, as a doctor, I know how chronic hunger can negatively impact health, especially for persons with diabetes, high blood pressure or other medical conditions sensitive to diet.