June Researchers: Rev. Dr. Shirley Fleming and Rev. Dr. Kirsten Peachey

  

Community Research Summary:

Exploration of the Self-Perceived Roles of Trusted Faith Leaders in the Promotion of Flu Vaccination in a Disadvantaged African-American CommunityUsing Makerspaces to Introduce Computational Thinking

 

 

Rev. Dr. Shirley Fleming

Director of Faith Health Promotion
Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP)
University of Illinois at Chicago

Co-Director
Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation

Shirley Fleming is the Director of Faith Health Promotion for UIC Office of Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships (OCEAN-HP) and Co-Director of the Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation, a joint initiative between Advocate Health Care and UIC’s OCEAN-HP. She received her Master in Nursing Science from the UIC College of Nursing, a Doctorate of Public Health from UIC SPH and a Master of Divinity from Chicago Theological Seminary. Her current work focuses on improving and transforming personal and community health by utilizing evidenced-based science, community wisdom, faith beliefs and practices to heal those who live on the margins, liberate their gifts and engage them in the work of creating just and loving relationships and systems of care. You can contact her at sfleming@uic.edu.

 

Rev. Dr. Kirsten Peachey

Director
Congregational Health Partnerships
Advocate Health Care

Co-Director
Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation

Kirsten Peachey is the director for Congregational Health Partnerships at Advocate Health Care. She co-directs The Center for Faith and Community Health Transformation, a joint initiative of Advocate Health Care and the Office for Community Engagement and Neighborhood Health Partnerships at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is especially interested in how faith communities act as agents of Loving Community, which is the heart of what creates health for our own bodies and for our communities. You can contact her at Kirsten.peachey@advocatehealth.com.