Karen Peak

Contributing Faculty
College of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

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.

Courses Taught

NURS 6050 - Policy and Advocacy for Improving Population Health

NURS 6710 - Public Health Nursing Theory and Practice


DNP, Chamberlain University

MSN, Chamberlain University

MPH, University of Chicago

BSN, Mercy College of Nursing of Southwest Baptist University


Peak, K. L. (2017). Raising Public Awareness of Human Papillomavirus Through Social Media. American Public Health Association