Dr. Monica E. Peek is the Founder and current Executive Director of Sisters Working It Out and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She received her M.D. and M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University and completed her residency training in internal medicine at Stanford University Hospital. Dr. Peek has established several service-learning initiatives for medical students to work with mammography outreach programs and provide women’s health education to medically underserved
women in Chicago. Dr. Peek has also conducted research on the access of African-American women to breast cancer screening and is the author of peer-reviewed publications and book chapters about health disparities in chronic diseases and breast cancer screening. She is currently funded by the National Institutes of Health to explore the impact of doctor/patient communication on the health outcomes of African Americans, and is
an inaugural faculty fellow of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, whose goal is to promote positive patient/physician relationships. Dr. Peek was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” in Chicago by Crain’s Business Magazine in 2004 and was ranked among Chicago’s Top Female Physicians in 2005. Dr. Peek has served as an American Cancer Society medical ambassador and a board member of the Chicagoland Chapter of the Y-Me National Breast Cancer Organization. She currently serves on the advisory boards of A Silver Lining Foundation, the Chicago Black Women’s Health Alliance, and the National African-American Advisory Council of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.