Dr. Pamela Peeke is an internationally recognized expert, physician, scientist and author in the fields of nutrition, stress, fitness and public health. On stage or in front of a camera, she combines her trademark energy, wit and humor with the latest scientific data to motivate and educate audiences of all ages to transform themselves for healthy living.
Serving as Chief Medical Correspondent for Discovery Health TV, Dr. Peeke is featured on the award winning National Body Challenge series and is the host of the Could You Survive? series, based upon her national bestselling book Fit to Live. Magazines including O, Prevention, Fitness and More feature her columns and editorials. Major television and radio networks including CNN, Fox and NPR interview her as a regular in-studio science and health news commentator. The multimedia healthy lifestyle program, Everyday Fitness with Dr. Pam Peeke, is available online to 50 million unique website users at WebMD.com.
Dr. Peeke’s national bestselling books include Fight Fat after Forty, the first consumer book describing the complex science behind the stress-fat connection and what can be done to reverse it. Based on the groundbreaking research Dr. Peeke conducted at the National Institutes of Health, this state of the art book details her holistic, well integrated approach combining science and practical tools to help consumers cope with daily stresses to finally break the stress-fat cycle for life. In Body for Life for Women and the companion Body for Life for Women Workout DVD, Dr. Peeke uses cutting edge science and a holistic and integrative program to show women how to transform their lives as well as achieve and maintain their optimal mind and body fitness throughout the decades of their life. Dr. Peeke’s third book, Fit to Live, presents wellness with a survival twist and challenges her readers with the question "Are you Fit to Live – Mentally, Nutritionally, Physically, Financially and Environmentally" to survive 21st century living, from divorce to disaster?
Dr. Peeke serves as spokesperson for the American College of Sports Medicine in its global initiative, Exercise Is Medicine, and she has been recognized by the National Library of Medicine as one of America’s leading physicians in their touring exhibition, Changing The Face of Medicine.
Dr. Peeke holds the position of Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. A native of San Francisco and a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Dr. Peeke was awarded her Baccalaureate in Science and Masters Degree in Public Health and Public Policy before completing her medical degree at Michigan State University and residency in internal medicine at George Washington University.
As a Pew Foundation Scholar in Nutrition and Metabolism during her postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Davis and then as the first physician to serve as Senior Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health Office of Alternative Medicine, Dr. Peeke conducted research in the newly evolving field of integrative medicine. Dr. Pamela Peeke was among the first physicians with formal training in nutrition science and while at the NIH, studied the relationship between chronic stress, nutrition, and weight gain. She helped establish the scientific foundation for the research and development of investigations involving nutrition and fitness.
An avid athlete and known as the ‘doc who walks the talk,’ Dr. Peeke leads the Peeke Performance Center for Healthy Living and organizes Peeke Retreats that include mind and body challenges, marathons and mountain hikes driving personal growth.