M. Kristen Peek, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair of Education

Director, Population Health Sciences Program

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Director ad interim, MD-PhD Program, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Mary and J. Palmer Saunders Professor for Excellence in Teaching

Curriculum Vitae 


BA, Sociology and Psychology, University of Texas

MA, Sociology, Duke University

PhD, Sociology, Duke University


Areas of Interest

Social epidemiology

Health disparities

Psychological stress and stress-related biomarkers

Minority aging and health



Preventive Medicine and Community Health

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Sealy Center on Aging


Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 1.116, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas

Phone: 409-772-9143

Fax: 409-772-2573

Email: mkpeek@utmb.edu

Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1150

Kristen Peek, PhD