Dr. Nadine Peacock has a PhD in Anthropology as well as postdoctoral training in public health and reproductive endocrinology.
Position/Title at UIC: Dr. Peacock is an Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences.
Courses Taught: Dr. Peacock is a core faculty member in the Women’s Health Concentration, the Global Health Concentration, the Anthropology and Global Health joint degree program, and the undergraduate Public Health major. Dr. Peacock teaches two qualitative research courses: Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Public Health (CHSC434) and Management and Analysis of Qualitative Data (CHSC 534). She also teaches Ecologies of Health and Modern Life (PPUBH 320) in the undergraduate Public Health program.
Areas of Interest: Dr. Peacock has broad research interests in social and cultural components of and influences on women’s reproductive health, infant health and health disparities, and expertise in computer-assisted analysis of qualitative data, community participatory research, and the bridging of qualitative and quantitative research techniques.
Current and Recent Projects: Dr. Peacock is currently conducting a mixed-methods investigation of unintended pregnancy among an ethnically diverse population of young women and men in Chicago, and a formative research project on safe infant sleep messaging. Other research activities have included an evaluation of an outreach and inter-conceptional care program for at-risk African American women, formative research on the recruitment and retention process for the National Children’s Study, and a qualitative studies of transactional sex and HIV risk in Kenya.
Other: Dr. Peacock has received the UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Loretta P. Lacey Maternal and Child Health Academic Leadership Award from the Association of Teachers of Maternal and Child Health (ATMCH). She serves a leadership role on the Board of Directors of the Guttmacher Institute in New York, and is a member of the Executive Board of PING!, a community organization that providers musical instruments and enrichment for low-income children.