Dr. Magda G. Peck is a national public health leader dedicated to bridging academe and practice to improve the health and well-being of women and children, fathers and families. On March 1,2012,she became founding Dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is Senior Advisor, Founder,and former CEO of City-MatCH, and served as Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Health Practice at the University of Nebraska’s first College of Public Health. She holds master’s and doctoral degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Peck has worked closely with local, state and federal organizations in the public and private sectors to increase the capacity of individuals and organizations to improve maternal and child health in urban communities. Her areas of expertise include applied epidemiology, public health planning and needs assessment, building data capacity for public health, and child health research. She is a recognized as a community leader who works closely with public and private sectors. In 1999, Dr. Peck was the first recipient of CDC’s new Maternal, Infant, and Child Health Epidemiology Award for Building Data Capacity for MCH at the National Level.