About

Michelle Peck has devoted her 20+ year career to caring for and teaching others as a nurse, public health advocate, and instructor. She grew her caring abilities as a nurse practitioner, parent, and coach. Michelle has cared for and taught thousands of people. 

As a caring expert and well-being thought leader, she teaches how to first grow in Self-Caring and then how to care for others compassionately. Michelle is a breath of fresh air when it comes to helping people achieve their highest and best potential.

Michelle is a Chopra Certified Total Well-being Coach™ Health™ Meditation™ Instructor who teaches a holistic way to achieve total well-being using Self-Caring, meditation, nutrition, movement, sleep, and healthy emotions.

She is also a HeartMath® Certified Trainer and a Watson Caring Science Institute Certified Caritas Coach®.

Michelle holds a Master of Science in Nursing and Master of Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

She lives in Texas with her husband, Raul, children Leon and Nico, and her dogs, Vande and Avery.

MICHELLE RENEE PECK, MSN, MPH 

AUTHOR | COURSE CREATOR | COACH


Certifications         

HeartMath® Certified Trainer

HeartMath® Stress and Well-Being Assessment Provider

Chopra Total Well-Being Coach™

Chopra Health™ Instructor

Chopra Meditation™ Instructor

Certified Caritas Coach®   

Education

Post-Graduate Coursework:

  1. School of Public Health at UTHealth, 2021, Focus: Health Disparities & Thinking for the Future

  2. Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, 2021, Focus: Advanced Statistics

  3. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Summer Institute 2021, Focus: Resilience, Science of Narrative, Wellness Industry, Qualitative Research in Public Health
  4. School of Biomedical Informatics at UTHealth, 2021, Focus: Technical Writing
  5. The University of Colorado College of Nursing Anschutz Medical Campus, 2019,  Focus: Caring Science                           

Master of Science in Nursing MSN, 2006, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, Focus: Gerontological & Adult Nurse Practitioner

Master of Public Health MPH, 2006, School of Public Health at UTHealth, Health Services Organization               

Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN, 2002, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Bachelor of Science BS, May 1999, The University of Texas at El Paso, Focus: Chemistry & Biology

Experience

2004-2006 The Methodist Hospital Texas Medical Center, Staff Nurse

2006-2007 McGovern School of Medicine at UTHealth, Stroke Team, Nurse Practitioner

2007-2010 Practitioner Consulting Services, Inc., Founder, CEO, Consultant, Public Speaker, Nurse Practitioner

2011-2011 Memorial Hermann Northeast, Education Resource Specialist

2011-2013 McGovern School of Medicine at UTHealth, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine, Nurse Practitioner

2013-2014 Erickson Living Medical Group, Nurse Practitioner

2005-2021 Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, Instructor in Nursing

2014-2022 Michelle Peck & Company LLC, Founder, Speaker, Consultant, Expert Witness

2022-present Academy of Well-Being LLC, Founder, Author, Course Creator, Coach

Awards

2001, 2002, 2005, 2006 Who's Who Listed, Cizik School of Nursing   

2005 Masters Student Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Pi Chapter

2006 Millie A. Field Research Award for Outstanding Thesis, Cizik School of Nursing      

2018 15-Years of Service Award UTHealth                    

2018 Nomination - John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Cizik School of Nursing

2019 Michael B. Samuel Scholarship, University of Colorado, College of Nursing

2019 College of Nursing Scholarship, University of Colorado, College of Nursing

2020 Nomination - John P. McGovern Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Cizik School of Nursing

2021 Ph.D. Student Excellence Award, Sigma Theta Tau International, Zeta Pi Chapter

Publications

  1. Peck, M. (2006). Cost of Pharmaceuticals in Long-Term Care: Geriatric Associates of America's Nurse Practitioner Model. Master's Thesis, Academic-University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
  2. Rhondali, W., My Thi Nguyen, L., Peck, M., Vallet, F., Daneault, S., & Filbet, M. (2014). Description of a teaching method for research education for palliative care healthcare professionals. Palliative and Supportive Care.
  3. Wang, J., Carroll, D., Peck, M., Myneni, S., & Gong, Y. (2016). Mobile and Wearable Technology Needs for Aging in Place: Perspectives from Older Adults and Their Caregivers and Providers. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics.
  4. Wang, J., Du, Y., Coleman, D., Peck, M., Myneni, S., Kang, H., & Gong, Y. (2019). Mobile and Connected Health Technology Needs for Seniors Aging in Place: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. JMIR Aging.
  5. My Thi Nguyen, L., Peck, M. (2021). Pain in the Older Adult. In E. Bruera, I. Higginson, C. von Guten, T. Morita (Eds). Textbook of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care (3rd ed., Chapter 31). CRC Press.  
  6. Peck, M. (2021). The Transformational Ways of Being: Self-Compassion, Compassion, and Resilience in Healthcare. Crisis, Stress, and Human Resilience: An International Journal. 
  7. Peck, M. (2022). Self-Caring A Well-Being Guidebook With Mindful Gratitude Journal Plus Healthy-Habit Workbook. Academy of Well-Being. 

Presentations

Peck, M. (2016). Prescribing for Seniors: What You Need to Know About Medication and Supplement Safety. Podium presentation for Psychiatric Advanced Practice Nurses of Houston, Mind Matters 2016, Memorial Hermann Health System; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2016). Falls and Caregiving for Older Adults. Clinical Manifestations of Illness in the Elderly, Including Sensory Deficits. The 3 D's - Delirium, Depression, and Dementia. Podium presentations for OPTO 7361 Geriatric Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2016). Heart to Heart Tech Talk & Medication and Supplement Safety with UTHealth nursing students. Podium presentations for the Thomas A. Glazier Senior Education Center; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Schroedter, T., Coleman, D., Peck, M., Padhye, N., Gong, Y., Wang, J. (2017). Technology Use and Needs for Seniors Aging in Place: A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Poster presentation at the 2017 Southern Nursing Research Society 31st Annual Conference; Dallas, Texas

Peck, M. (2017). Palliative Care and Hospice. Falls and Caregiving for Older Adults. Clinical Manifestations of Illness in the Elderly, Including Sensory Deficits. The 3 D's - Delirium, Depression, and Dementia. Podium presentations for OPTO 7361 Geriatric Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2017). Trends in Geriatric Best Practice for Nursing Care. Podium presentation for the Indian American Nurses Association. Current Trends in Nursing Practice and Pharmacology Conference; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2018). Caregiving, Palliative, and Hospice Care. Clinical Manifestations of Illness in the Elderly. Sensory Deficits and Falls in the Elderly. The 3 D's - Delirium, Depression, and Dementia. Podium presentations for OPTO 7361 Geriatric Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2018). Medication Safety in the Older Adult. Geriatric Pain, Palliative, and Hospice Care. The 3 D's, Delirium, Dementia & Depression. Clinical Manifestations of Illness in the Elderly. Podium presentations for the Geriatric Resource Nurse Workshop, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2019). Advance Care Planning & End of Life Care. Podium presentation for the Geriatric Resource Nurse Workshop, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth; Houston, Texas (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2019). Geriatrics Inspiring Better Care. Podium presentation for the Adult/Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner students, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth; Houston, Texas

Peck, M. (2019). Clinical Manifestations of Illness in the Elderly. Sensory Deficits and Falls in the Elderly. The 3 D's – Delirium, Depression, and Dementia. Caregiving, Palliative, and Hospice Care. Podium presentations for OPTO 7361 Geriatric Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry; Online (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2020). Clinical Manifestations of Illness in Older Adults. Sensory Deficits and Falls in Older Adults. The 3 D's – Depression, Dementia & Delirium. Caregiving, Palliative & Hospice Care for Older Adults. Online recorded presentations for OPTO 7361 Geriatric Optometry, University of Houston College of Optometry; Online (By invitation)

Lindsay, D., Peck, M. (2021). Small group trainer. Session One Open and Heart-Sharing. Session Two Harvest and Close. Session Three Taking It Home, Practice and Applications. Healing Circles Global, by Commonweal; Live Webinar

Peck, M. (2020). The Doug Pike Radio Show, Fifty+. [Radio broadcast]. AM 950 KPRC & NewsRadio 740 KTRH (By invitation)

Haltiwanger, B., Patlovich, S., Pacheco, S., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2020). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance and Practical Approaches for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Atai, F., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2020). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Preventing and Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes; Live Webinar

Patlovich, S., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2020). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Approaches to Cohorting During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Patlovich, S., King, K., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2020). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Promoting Solutions for Making the Built Environment Safer During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Haltiwanger, B., King, K., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2020). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Resilience Level 1 Personal & COVID-19 Vaccine; Live Webinar

Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Resilience Level 2 Teams & Quality Improvement; Live Webinar

Edwards, R., Shahani, L., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Staff Returning Safely to Work During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Jantea, R., Revere, L., Peck, M., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Interprofessional Team Management; Live Webinar

Nguyen, L., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Advance Care Planning in the Time of COVID-19; Live Webinar

Atai, F., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Promoting Safe Care Transitions during COVID-19: Admissions, Discharges, and Transfers; Live Webinar

Peck, M. (2021). Resilience Level 1. How to Build Personal Capacity to Prepare, Recover, and Adapt to Stress and Anxiety. Online presentation for the National Alliance of Mental Illness on Campus, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth; Live Webinar

Peck, M. (2021). Resilience Level 2. How to Build Team Capacity to Prepare, Recover, and Adapt to Stress and Anxiety. Online presentation for the National Alliance of Mental Illness on Campus, Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth; Live Webinar

Bi, S., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., Busacca, S., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Promoting Safe Visitation and Nursing Home Re-opening During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Atai, F., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., Busacca, S., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Managing Social Isolation during COVID 19: Perspectives on Staff and Residents; Live Webinar

Atai, F., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., Busacca, S., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Supporting the Emotional Well-being of Staff Caring for Residents During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Peck, M. (2021). Clinical Manifestations of Illness in Older Adults and Age-Related Sensory Changes. FOCUS 2021: March LIVE Webinar, Continuing Education Program, University of Houston College of Optometry; Live Webinar (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2021). Polypharmacy. Online presentation for FOCUS 2021: March LIVE Webinar, Continuing Education Program, University of Houston College of Optometry; Live Webinar (By invitation)

Edwards, R., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., Busacca, S., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Effective Leadership and Communication During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Mango, M., Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., Busacca, S., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. COVID-19 Community Transmission and Nursing Home Screening Strategies; Live Webinar

Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., Malone, M., Busacca, S., & Beck, M. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Role of Certified Nursing Assistants in Managing and Supporting Residents and Families During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Shahani, L., Peck, M., Revere, L., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Staff Returning to Work Safely during COVID-19; Live Webinar

Haltiwanger, B., Patlovich, S., Peck, M., Revere, L., Davis, W., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Guidance and Practical Approaches for the Use of Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19 & Preventing and Limiting the Spread of COVID-19 in Nursing Homes; Live Webinar

Haltiwanger, B., Peck, M., Revere, L., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Approaches to Cohorting during COVID-19; Live Webinar

Lindsay, D., Peck, M. (2021). Small group trainer. Session One Open and Heart-Sharing. Session Two Harvest and Close. Session Three Taking It Home, Practice and Applications. Healing Circles Global, by Commonweal; Live Webinar (By invitation)

Haltiwanger, B., King, K., Peck, M., Revere, L., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Infection Prevention and Management: Promoting Solutions for Making the Built Environment Safer During COVID-19 & Guidance for Cleaning & Disinfecting during COVID-19; Live Webinar

Peck, M., Revere, L., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Resilience (part 1) and Building Vaccine Confidence during COVID-19.; Live Webinar

Peck, M., Revere, L., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Social Resilience and Quality Improvement.; Live Webinar

Jantea, R., Revere, L., Peck, M., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Interprofessional Team Management of Mild cases of COVID-19; Live Webinar

Peck, M., Revere, L., Busacca, S., Ustinov, J. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Advance Care Planning in the time of COVID-19; Live Webinar

Peck, M. (2021). Changes in Aging: What Is Normal? The Community for Conscious Aging Houston. Live Webinar (By invitation)

Peck, M., Revere, L., Ustinov, J., & Busacca, S. (2021). AHRQ ECHO National Nursing Home COVID-19 Action Network. ECHO Institute at UNMHSC/ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Promoting Safe Visitation and Nursing Home Re-opening During COVID-19; Live Webinar

Peck, M. (2021). Caring Science and Providing Healthcare from a Heart-Centered Approach. McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Huffington Lecture Series. Live Webinar (By invitation)

Peck, M. (2021). Resilient Caring for Caregivers and Providers. 2021 Hot Topics in Aging Conference, Moving forward together: Healthcare, Social Services, and Healthy Aging. Live Webinar (By invitation)

Peck, M., Errante, J. (2022). Moderator & Trainer Level One: Session One Open and Heart-Sharing. Healing Circles Global, by Commonweal. Live Webinar (By invitation) 

Errante, J., Peck, M. (2022). Trainer Level One: Session Two Harvest and Close. Healing Circles Global, by Commonweal. Live Webinar (By invitation) 

Errante, J., Peck, M. (2022). Trainer Level One: Session Three Taking It Home, Practice and Applications. Healing Circles Global, by Commonweal. Live Webinar (By invitation)  

 

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