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Nadine Peacock

Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Diversity, Equity and Engagement, UIC


Nadine Peacock, is an Associate Vice Chancellor in UIC’s Office of Diversity, Equity and
Engagement. Before moving to this campus administrative position she spent 26 years as a
tenured faculty member in the School of Public Health, the last 6 of which she also served as the
SPH Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion. Dr. Peacock has undergraduate training in
anthropology and photojournalism, a PhD in anthropology, and postdoctoral training in public
health and reproductive endocrinology. Her research interests are broadly concerned with social
and cultural influences on women’s reproductive health, infant health and health inequities. She
has conducted anthropological and public health research in central Africa, east Africa and
among urban communities in the U.S. Dr. Peacock has methodological expertise in qualitative
research, computer-assisted analysis of qualitative data, community participatory research, and
the bridging of qualitative and quantitative research techniques. In her administrative work, Dr.
Peacock’s interests lie in pathways to academic success for persons from under-represented
backgrounds, including youth, adult learners and justice-involved persons. Outside of UIC, Dr.
Peacock serves as a Board member for PING!, a nonprofit organization that helps assure
equitable access to elementary and high school music programs in her community.