Katie Elizabeth McPeak, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)
Medical Director, Health Equity, Primary Care Network, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty Scholar, Policy Lab, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Karabots Primary Care Center
3401 Civic Center Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 3039159016
B.S. (Science)
The Pennsylvania State University, 1997.
M.D. (Medicine)
Drexel University College of Medicine, 2001.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. McPeak is a primary care pediatrician and Medical Director for Health Equity of the CHOP Primary Care Network. Dr. McPeak has over a decade of experience in quality improvement, system redesign, and primary care management in predominantly Medicaid-insured/underserved communities.

Dr. McPeak is a certified Spanish-speaking provider. Her goals are to reduce disparities in care for children, and to put the family and patient at the center of care redesign. She has a strong interest in improving care of limited English proficient patients, children with special healthcare needs, and strengthening care teams.

Dr. McPeak's research and academic interests include health equity, reducing disparities in pediatric primary care, and testing innovative care delivery models in underserved populations.

Selected Publications

Hannan, C, Mayne, S, Kelly, MK, Davis, M, Young, J, Powell, M, Stephens-Shields, A, Dalembert, G, McPeak, K, Jenssen, B, Fiks, A: Trends in Positive Depression and Suicide Risk Screens in Pediatric Primary Care during COVID-19. Academic Pediatrics December 2022

Gregory, E, White, E, Wu, K, McPeak, K, Fiks, A.: Implementing team-based newborn well care: Perspectives of nurses and physicians. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 65, July-August 2022.

Hernandez R, Tanaka K, McPeak K, Thompson D: Resident Training Experiences Providing Spanish-Language Concordant Care: Implications for Growing Health Equity Efforts Within Graduate Medical Education Clinical Pediatrics, https://doi.org/10.1177%2F00099228221074776 February 2022.

Craig S, McPeak K, Madu C, Wasserman R, Dalembert G : Health information technology and equity: Applying history’s lessons to tomorrow’s innovations. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care January 2022 Notes: 000;000:1011101538-5442, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cppeds.2021.101110.

Lefchak B, Cushwa A, Kersten H, Courts K, McPeak K : Characterization of social risk factors among newborns seen at an urban pediatric primary care predictive of appointment non-attendance in the first 6 months. Health Equity, DOI: 10.1089/heq.2021.0053 6.1, January 2022.

Cullen D, Wilson-Hall L, McPeak K, Fein J : Pediatric Social Risk Screening: Leveraging Research to Ensure Equity Academic Pediatrics, https://www.academicpedsjnl.net/article/S1876-2859(21)00452-6/fulltext#relatedArticles September 2021.

Mayne S , Hannan C, Davis M, Young J, Kelly M, Powell M, Dalembert G, McPeak K, Jenssen B, Fiks K: COVID-19 and Adolescent Depression and Suicide Risk Screening Outcomes Pediatrics, e2021051507 June 2021.

Chén C. Kenyon, MD, MSHP; Katie E. McPeak, MD; Alexander G. Fiks, MD, MSCE: Improving Child Health Care Outcomes Through Social Needs Intervention—A Signal. JAMA Netw Open 3(6): e206456, June 2020.

Brodie N, McPeak K: An Interdisciplinary, Collaborative Approach to Improving Human Papilloma Virus Vaccination Rates at an Urban Pediatric Primary Care Center: A Quality Improvement Study. Pediatr Qual Saf 3(5): 098, Sep-Oct 2018.

McPeak K: Some millennials are reluctant to outgrow their pediatricians. Burlington County Times (Willingboro, NJ) Audience: 100,576 September 2016.

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