College of Nursing
Karen Peak received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) at Chamberlain University in August of 2017 and her Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree from University of Illinois, Springfield in May of 2013. In March of 2018, she became a faculty member of Walden University. Dr. Peak’s role at Walden University is to serve as Contributing Faculty in the area of Public Health Nursing Specialization. Her academic related experience prior to teaching at Walden University includes serving as a clinical instructor in an Associates of Science in Nursing (ASN) degree program, teaching online Gerontology and Community Health Nursing courses in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program, teaching an Introduction to Public Health course in a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree program, and serving as an Associate Dean of Faculty/Faculty Manager in other colleges and universities. Professionally, Dr. Peak has 17-years of experience working in local and state health departments as a public health nurse and an epidemiology specialist. In November of 2017, she presented a community health related poster presentation at the annual American Public Health Association (APHA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia.