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Magda Peck, ScD

Professor and Founding Dean
(414) 227-3128
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ScD, Maternal and Child Health, Harvard University, Boston
ScM, Maternal and Child Health, Harvard University, Boston
Physician Associate, Pediatric Residency, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Hartford
BS, Health Sciences, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia
AS, Physician Assistant, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia


Dr. Magda G. Peck is a national public health leader dedicated to bridging academe and practice to improve the health and well-being of women, children and families. In 2012, she became founding Dean of the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s first comprehensive public health school. Previous to Milwaukee, she was Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Community Engagement and Public Health Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Public Health, Nebraska’s first public health school. Dr. Peck is the Founder, former CEO, and senior advisor of CityMatCH, the national organization dedicated to urban maternal and child health leadership. She was founding Director of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute, and chaired the national Public Health Leadership Development Network.  Dr. Peck holds masters and doctoral degrees from the Harvard School of Public Health. In 2014, Dr. Peck received the National Excellence in Public Health Award for significant contributions to and outstanding leadership in public health.

Magda Peck, ScD