Caroline Peck, MD, MPH, FACOG has served as California’s Chronic Disease Director and the Chronic Disease Control Branch Chief in the California Department of Public Health since 2008.
Dr. Peck is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist and preventive medicine/public health physician who has devoted her career in medicine and public health to caring for the uninsured and underinsured. Immediately after completing her Obstetrics and Gynecology residency at the University of California, San Francisco, Dr. Peck served as Staff and then Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at the Northern Navajo Medical Center in New Mexico. This experience sparked her interest in population health, and she returned to complete a General Preventive Medicine/Public Health residency at the California Department of Public Health. Dr. Peck then worked in local and state government overseeing maternal-child health and breast and cervical cancer early detection programs. Seeing the need to maintain a pipeline of public health physicians and scientists, she became Section Chief and Director of the California Department of Public Health General Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency and California Epidemiologic Investigative Service Fellowship. Dr. Peck has a medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine, and a Masters in public health from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Peck is a Volunteer Clinical Faculty at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Peck’s primary interests are in a broad approach to chronic disease prevention, health economics and women’s health.
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