Leadership Profiles : Kathryn Peek
Assistant Vice President for University Health Initiatives, UH
Kathryn E. Peek serves as Assistant Vice President for the UH Office of University Health Initiatives. She oversees the academic, administrative, and strategic development and operation of UH’s initiatives and programs in health-related areas of instruction, advancement, and research.
Brief Professional Biography
Before joining UH in July 2009, Peek served as associate professor in the Department of Imaging Physics, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and adjunct associate professor, Department of Bioengineering, Rice University. She has also held faculty and administrative positions at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Houston College of Optometry.
A life-long resident of Southeast Texas, Peek holds degrees from Lamar University (B.A., English), the University of Houston (M.S., biology), the University of Houston at Clear Lake (M.A., behavioral sciences), and the University of Texas Health Science Center (Ph.D., biomedical sciences). She is former president of the Association for Women in Science-Gulf Coast/Houston Chapter and has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit organizations. She has won numerous teaching awards and lectures extensively about health and education issues through out the country.