- Centers and Programs
Karen E. Peters, DrPH
Clinical Assistant Professor of Community Health Sciences
Rural health professions education, community-based interventions, program evaluation, aging and public health
Recent and Noteworthy Publications
Knapp A, Myhill PC, Davis WA, Peters KE, Hillman D, Hamilton EJ, Lim EM, Davis TM. Effect of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on sexual function and serum testosterone in males with type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnoea. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print]
Meuser TM, Carr DB, Berg-Weger M, Irmiter C, Peters KE, Schwartzberg JG. The Instructional Impact of the American Medical Association's Older Drivers Project Online Curriculum. Gerontol Geriatr Educ. 2013 Oct 25. [Epub ahead of print]
Cristancho S, Peters K, Garces DM. Providing mental health services in rural areas. In: Buki LP, Piedra L, eds. Creating Infrastructures for Latino Mental Health. New York, NY: Springer. Forthcoming.
Bryant LL, Chin NP, Cottrell LA, Duckles JM, Fernandez ID, Garces DM, Keyserling TC, McMilin CR, Peters KE, Samuel-Hodge CD, Tu SP, Vu MB, Fitzpatrick AL. Perceptions of cardiovascular health in underserved communities. Prev Chronic Dis. 2010 Mar;7(2):A30. [See abstract.]
Sheridan SL, Viera AJ, Krantz MJ, Ice CL, Steinman LE, Peters KE, Kopin LA, Lungelow D; for the Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation Network Work Group on Global Coronary Heart Disease Risk. The effect of giving global coronary risk information to adults: a systematic review. Arch Int Med. 2010;170(3):230-239.
MacDowell M, Glasser M, Fitts M, Fratzke M, Peters K. Perspectives on rural workforce issues: Illinois-Arkansas comparison. J Rural Health. 2009 Mar:25(2);135-140.
Mistretta M, Peters K. Inequality, physician distribution and health in Illinois counties: A three-stage least squares model. Int J Glob Health Health Dispar. 2009;6(1):6-20.
Peters KE, Cristancho S, Garces DM. Closing the gap in a generation: health equity through action on the social determinants of health. Education for Health. 2009;22(2).
Farris RP, Pearson T, Fogg T, Bryant L, Peters K, Keyserling T, Fitzpatrick A, Neal W. Building capacity for heart disease and stroke prevention research: The Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation Network. Health Promot Pract. 2008 Jul;9:220-227.
Cristancho S, Garces DM, Peters KE, Mueller BC. Listening to rural Hispanic immigrants in the midwest: a community-based participatory assessment of major barriers to health care access and use. Qual Health Res. 2008 May;18(5):633-46.
Peters KE, Gupta S, Stoller N, Mueller B. Implications of the aging process: opportunities for prevention in the farming community. J Agromedicine. 2008;13(2):111-8. [See abstract.]
Prohaska T, Peters KE. Physical activity and cognitive functioning: Translating research to practice using a public health approach. Alzheimers Dement. 2007;29(4):283-296.
Glasser M, Peters K, MacDowell M. Rural Illinois hospital chief executive officers' perceptions of provider shortages and issues in rural recruitment and retention. J Rural Health. 2006;22(1);59-62.
Koerber A, Peters KE, Kaste LM, Lopez E, Noorullah K, Torres I, Crawford JM. The views of dentists, nurses and nutritionists on the association between diabetes and periodontal disease: a qualitative study in a Latino community. J Public Health Dent. 2006;66(3):212-215.
Peters K, Baldyga W, Lampiris L, Janssen J, Koerber A, Kaste L, Levy S. Addressing rural health disparities in Illinois: Oral health. Public Health Pract Illinois. 2006;6(2):59-67.
Peters K, Henley E. Acting on synergies between clinic and community strategies to improve preventive medicine. J Family Pract. 2004;53(12):970-973.
Honors and Awards
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Institute for Health Research and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago (MC 275)
349 Westside Research Office Bldg.
1747 West Roosevelt Road
Chicago, IL 60608
Program Director, Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program;
Assistant Professor, UIC Graduate College;
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine, UI College of Medicine Rockford
Assistant Director, Research and Evaluation Division, National Center for Rural Health Professions, UI College of Medicine, Rockford
Current IHRP Research Studies (Co-I)
Other Research (Non-IHRP)
Acculturation and Mental Health on Chronic Disease among Hispanic/Latino Immigrant Populations
Illinois Area Health Education Centers Network Program (PI)
Illinois Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (Co-I)
Illinois Youth Health Professions Careers Awareness Initiative (PI)
PeaceCare: Global Public Health Workforce Enhancement (Co-I)
Recently Completed Research
- Assessment of Local Health Department Needs in Cardiovascular Disease
- Cardiovascular Health Intervention Research and Translation Network (CHIRTN)
- Center of Excellence in Rural Health - Project EXPORT
- Dissemination of Evidence Based Recommendations for Exercise in Older Adults
- Excellence in Academic Medicine: Cardiovascular Disease
- Illinois Infrastructure Development of Area Health Education Centers Program
- Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network Fellowship Program
- Illinois Oral Health State Plan Evaluation Program
- Illinois Prevention Research Center
- Northern Illinois Area Health Education Center
- Preventing Breast and Cervical Cancer: Awareness and Education for Latinas
- Quality of Life and Assessment of Pain in People with Arthritis
- Reducing the Burden of Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Conditions: Evaluating the Illinois Arthritis Action Plan