Magda Peck

Dr. Magda Peck is a senior practitioner, educator, applied scientist, and advocate for the public’s health and vitality. For more than 30 years, she has braided academe, practice and policy to champion health equity and well being for all women, children and families.


In Fall 2015, she launched the MP3 Health Group to foster effective leadership, strategic collaboration and systems change for stronger, healthier and more just communities. MP3’s initial local consulting portfolio includes the Greater Milwaukee Committee, to weave health and wellness into creative place-making; the Medical College of Wisconsin and UWM Lubar School of Business, as guest faculty for executive leadership development; and Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, to facilitate strategic organizational development.


Dr. Peck also is Founder (1988), CEO (1990-2004), and Senior Advisor (2004 – present) of CityMatCH, the national public health leadership organization dedicated to improving the health of women, children and families in America’s cities. She served on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Select Panel on Preconception Health and Health Care, and on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Preventive Clinical Services for Women, whose recommendations were implemented in 2012 as part of the Affordable Care Act.


As Founding Dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, she lead rapid start up for success: doubling the number of faculty and graduate programs; enrolling over 100 and graduating its first 25 MPH and PhD students; establishing a new facility near downtown as a portal for community engagement; building new environmental health research facilities on main campus; growing research funding to over 7 million dollars; and setting the course for becoming the State’s first nationally accredited public health school.


Previously, Dr. Peck was Professor of Public Health and Pediatrics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, where she served as Vice Chair of Pediatrics, founding MPH Program Director and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Health Practice at Nebraska’s first College of Public Health. She also co-created and directed the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute and established Nebraska’s first Public Health Training Center. She continues with UNMC as Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics and Public Health.


Dr. Peck holds masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard (Chan) School of Public Health. Most recently in recognition of her national and local leadership, she received the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials National Excellence in Public Health Award for significant contributions to and outstanding leadership in public health in 2014, and was named a Woman of Influence by the Milwaukee Business Journal in 2015.



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1522 N Prospect #801

Phone: 402.689.9413

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