Nadine Peacock, PhD


Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences
1603 W. Taylor St., Office 649
Chicago, IL 60612

Dr. Peacock’s research interests encompass women’s health (particularly reproductive health), health disparities, the social, cultural and behavioral aspects of risk and prevention of HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy, and qualitative and mixed-methods research. Dr. Peacock is currently investigating infant safe sleep campaigns in U.S. cities with large African American populations. Due to her expertise in qualitative methods and interests in cultural influences on health behaviors, she is involved as co-investigator on research projects in diverse areas, including smoking cessation, chronic disease management, and culturally competent health care practices. Dr. Peacock is on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute, and on advisory panels for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Oregon Center for Applied Science. At the local level, she serves on the the Board of Directors for PING!, an organization that provides musical instruments, music lessons and mentorship for low-income elementary, middle, and high school students.

Selected Publications:

Kominiarek, M.A., Gay, F., & Peacock, N. (2015). Obesity in pregnancy: A qualitative approach to inform an intervention for patients and providers. Maternal Child Health Journal, Epub ahead of print. PMID: 25652058. DOI:10.1007/s10995-015-1684-3.

Penman-Aguilar, A., Macaluso, M., Peacock, N., Snead, M.C., & Posner, S.F. (2014). A novel approach to mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in HIV and STI prevention research. AIDS Education and Prevention, 26(2), 95-108.

Handler, A., Rankin, K.M., Peacock, N., Townsell, S., McGlynn, A., & Issel, L.M. (2013). The implementation of interconceptional care in two community health settings: Lessons learned. American Journal of Health Promotion, 27(3 Suppl), eS21-31.