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Pamela Peeke

Medicine & Health Commentator

Pamela Peeke

Medicine & Health Commentator


Dr. Pamela Peeke is a nationally renowned physician, scientist, expert and thought leader in the fields of integrative and preventive medicine. Dr. Peeke is a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, holds dual masters’ degrees in public health and policy, and is a Fellow of both the American College of Physicians and the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Peeke is featured in the National Institutes of Health’s “Changing Face of Medicine” exhibit on the history of women physicians at the National Library of Medicine. She has been named one of America’s top physicians by the Consumers Research Council of America.

Know as an "edutainer", Dr. Peeke is a TEDx Presenter and national keynote speaker in integrative and preventive medicine. Dr. Peeke is a three-time New York Times bestselling author including The Hunger Fix: The 2 Stage Detox and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction. Dr. Peeke's Pioneering wowork in the prevention and treatment of addictive and binge eating, an addiction transfer has been profiled in the national media including The Today show and the New York Times. Dr. Peeke is a science and health advisor for APPLE, developing apps for use in the enhancement of stress resilience in addiction, disordered eating and obesity.

As a senior research fellow at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Dr. Peeke was the recipient of the National Health Research Science Fellowship and Intramural Research Training Award while conducting her original research on the relationship between belly fat distribution, trauma and stress. 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 stress, nutrition and fitness.

As lifestyle expert for WebMD’s 90 million members, Dr. Peeke established a multi-media educational platform including podcasts, videos, and community exchanges. As Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health television, she was featured in the award-winning National Body Challenge series, as well as her Could You Survive mini-series. Dr. Peeke is a regular in-studio medical commentator for the national networks and she is an acclaimed blogger for Huffington Post, US News and World Report, and Prevention, among others. Dr. Peeke is co-host of the popular HER radio show broadcast on iHeart, iTunes and RadioMD and features news, guest experts and lively commentary about women’s health and wellness.

She is a Trustee of the National Senior (age 50+) Olympics Foundation, and is a Senior Olympic triathlete. Dr. Peeke has teamed with the US Surgeon General to create the Surgeon General Walks for a Healthy and Fit Nation. She is a member of the Maryland Governor’s Council on Fitness, and is the national spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine’s Exercise is Medicine global campaign. She is senior editor of the 2014 Lifestyle Medicine textbook’s women’s health section, authoring the first comprehensive chapter on women’s body composition throughout the lifespan.

As founder of the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living™, Dr. Peeke has worked with men and women to optimize their lifestyle behavior management, including: weight management, disordered eating, food addiction, addiction transfer to food, and co-occurring mental health conditions.

Speaker Videos

Reinventing Yourself

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Peeke Performers

Shape Up America: National Body Challenge

A Healthy, Stress Free Lifestyle: The Great Balancing Act

Growing Old, Growing Wise: Learning to Take Care of Yourself Along the Way

Body for Life for Women