Structural Inequities and Diabetes: Challenges and Solutions presented by Monica Peek, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Peek discusses her research and work within the framework of social determinants of health and diabetes including but not limited to racial discrimination, food insecurity, residential segregation, healthcare discrimination, and factors that play a role on health outside the healthcare system. She presents solutions on what can be done to address these systemic issues.

Dr. Monica Peek is an Associate Professor in the Section of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago, where she provides clinical care, teaches, and conducts health services research in the area of health disparities. She is the Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research, where she heads the Health Disparities and Community-Based Participatory Research Core. Dr. Peek is the Director of Research at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and the Executive Medical Director of Community Health Innovation for the University of Chicago Medicine. She is the Co-Director of the National Program Office for Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care, whose goal is to support the integration of medical and social needs for patients with diabetes.

This lecture was made possible by the generous donation of the Darlene Cain Memorial Care Fund and is hosted by OHSU's Harold Schnitzer Diabetes Health Center.
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