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Pamela M. Peeke

Pamela M. Peeke M.D., M.P.H.

Academic Title: Clinical Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Family & Community Medicine
Location: 29 S. Paca Street, LL

Personal History:

Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized physician, scientist and expert in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, stress and fitness.

She is the author of the national bestseller Fight Fat After Forty, the first consumer book describing the stress-fact connection for men and women. Dr. Peeke’s PBS special, Fight Fat After Forty: The Stress-Fat Connection, is nationally syndicated. Dr. Peeke’s book, Body for Life for Women is a New York Times bestseller. Using cutting edge science and a holistic and integrative program, Dr. Peeke shows women how to transform their lives and achieve and maintain their optimal mind and body fitness throughout the decades of their life. Dr. Peeke’s companion Body for Life for Women Workout DVD and book have been launched in 15 countries thus far.

Dr. Peeke is Chief Medical Correspondent for Nutrition and Fitness for the Discovery Health Channel, and is the doctor behind the popular and award winning National Body Challenge campaign and television series. Her book, The National Body Challenge Success Program for the Whole Family, is the best selling companion guide to the television and web-based program followed by a million American families.

Dr. Peeke is also a regular in-studio medical commentator for the national networks, including CNN’s American Morning and NBC's Today show. Dr. Peeke is the monthly columnist and contributing editor for numerous national magazines (including O magazine, Yoga, Shape, Glamour, Fitness and Ladies Home Journal), and is a member of Oprah Winfrey’s O Team of nationally recognized experts in women’s health.

A native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Peeke received her Masters Degree in Public Health and Public Policy before pursuing her medical degree at Michigan. Dr. Peeke completed her training in internal medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center. After ten years as a specialist in critical care and trauma, Dr. Peeke received the Pew Foundation Post-doctoral Scholarship in Nutrition and Metabolism from the University of California at Davis.

As a Pew Scholar, Dr. Peeke was invited to come to the National Institutes of Health and pursue her work in nutrition and stress physiology. Dr. Peeke has focused her basic and clinical research upon the relationship between chronic stress and nutrition. At the NIH, Dr. Peeke was the recipient of the National Research Science Award Fellowship as well as the Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship. Dr. Peeke received her training in molecular biology at the NIH Howard Hughes Foundation. A practitioner of holistic, integrative medicine, Dr. Peeke was the first senior research fellow at the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, where she helped establish the scientific foundation for the research and development of investigations involving nutrition and fitness. She was recently recognized as one of the leading women physicians in America by the National Institutes of Health Library of Medicine’s first exhibit on the history of American women physicians.

Research Interests:

Dr. Peeke is an expert in the newly emerging field of gender specific health and medicine, emphasizing the strengths and vulnerabilities of both genders as they practice healthy lifestyles.

Links of Interest:

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