Jessica L. Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP

Education:
DNP The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
MSN  The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas
BSN  The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas

Contact Info:
Email: Jessica_Peck@baylor.edu
Office: Hours by Appointment
Phone: 972-576-9100 

Work and Education
Dr. Jessica Peck is a Clinical Professor at the Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON). She uses a variety of strategies to teach her students in the classroom, online, lab, and clinical settings. She holds active national credentials as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator, and Clinical Nurse Leader. Prior to her role at Baylor, her distinguished background includes: Tenured Professor at Texas A&M Corpus Christi College of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center School of Nursing and Will Dean Bivens Singleton Professor of Pediatric Nursing, University of Texas Medical Branch. Her clinical experience includes: League City Pediatrics; Pediatric Consultants, Clear Lake Regional Medical Center and UT Physicians Bay Area Pediatrics.

Professional Organizations and Honors
Dr. Peck is highly accomplished in her field. She has served in elected leadership positions in a variety of professional organizations including:  American Association of Nurse Practitioners; National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners; and Texas Nurse Practitioners while maintaining active membership in: American Public Health Association, National League for Nursing; Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society; Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nurses and. She is also involved in the Alumni Association, University of Alabama and Alumni Association, University of Texas Medical Branch School of Nursing. Revered as a nurse leader, in 2019 Dr. Peck was honored as the Texas Nurse Practitioner of the Year and was recently inducted as a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners . Throughout her career she has received many awards and recognitions such as: Shining Star by the Houston Area Nurse Practitioners ;Digital Innovator of the Year nominee at Digital Strategies Symposium 2018; Kelly Reed APRN Community Impact Award 2018 from the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board; Outstanding Nurse 2014 by the Houston Chronicle Salute to Nurses Top 100 Nurses and many others.

Articles and Presentations
Dr. Peck contributes to both nursing publications and nursing associations. She has published and presented at the state, regional, national and international level on subjects related to pediatric healthcare, advanced practice nursing and human trafficking.

Community
Dr. Peck is a nationally recognized anti-human trafficking advocate, serving as Lead Medical Consultant for UnBound Houston. She served as the founding Chair of the Alliance for Children in Trafficking (ACT) and started the ACT Advocates grassroots advocacy program, training hundreds of nursing professionals to respond to human trafficking in their communities. As a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and devoted wife and mother of four, Dr. Peck has a special interest in educating and equipping families to promote positive physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. She frequently speaks at community events, teaches parenting classes, and serves as a volunteer nurse at camp  and other community settings. She is an active member of her local church and serves in the children’s, youth, and worship ministries.

Walker, T., & Peck, J.L. (October 2019). Genetic and genomic advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Nursing for Women’s Health, in press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nwh.2019.09.003

Peck, J.L., & Meadows-Oliver, M.  (2019). Human trafficking of children: Nurse practitioner knowledge, Beliefs, and experience supporting the development of a practice guideline.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 33(5) 603-611.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.05.006

Hittle-Gigli, K., Beauchesne, M., Dirks, M., & Peck, J.L.  (2019). The impact of the pediatric nurse practitioner role in the workforce and professional practice.  Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 33(3) 347-355. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.02.008

Walker, T., Murphey, C.M., & Peck, J.L. (January 2019). Whole gene sequencing and breast cancer: Implications for primary care.  (CE Feature of the Month).  Clinical Advisor. https://www.cancertherapyadvisor.com/addressing-whole-genome-sequencing-and-breast-cancer-in-primary-care/activity/5781/         

Peck, J.L. (2018). How nurse practitioners can help end modern-day slavery.  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 30(11) 597-599.  doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000152.

Peck, J.L., Larson, E.K.., and Silvers, S.K. (July 2018). One child's food fight: A case study of oral immunotherapy treatment for food allergies. Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 32(4) 416-421. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedhc.2018.01.004

Babalola, B., Hughes, A., Peck, J.L., & Murphey, C.M. (June 2018). The emerging role of race and genetics in advanced clinical practice. Clinical Advisor. https://www.clinicaladvisor.com/features/a-history-of-race-and-the-emerging-role-of-genetics-in-primary-care/article/769734/

International Presentations
Peck, J
., & Meadows-Oliver, M.  (2019). Human trafficking of children: Nurse practitioner knowledge, Beliefs, and experience supporting the development of a practice guideline. Poster/Podium presentation at the 30th International Nursing Research Congress, Sigma Nursing, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 2019.  

Regional, State and National Presentations

Peck,
J. (2019, October). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting. Podium Presentation at the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners, Houston, TX.

Peck, J.L.. (2019, November). Human trafficking of children: Nurse practitioner knowledge, beliefs and experience supporting the development of a practice guideline. Poster presentation at the National Conference of the American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA, (accepted).

Peck, J.; Zielinski, T. (2019, October). ACT Advocates Workshop: Stop Child Trafficking in Your Community. American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Fall National Conference. Las Vegas, NV. (invited)

Peck, J.; Zielinski, T. (2019, September). ACT Advocates Workshop: Stop Child Trafficking in Your Community. Emergency Nurses Association, National Conference. Austin, TX. (invited)

Peck, J. (2019, September). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting. Podium Presentation at the Texas Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Peck, J. (2019, September). iGen Teens: Emerging Health Impacts of Social Media on Adolescent Health. Podium Presentation at the Texas Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference, Austin, TX.

Peck, J. (2019, August).  Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting. Podium Presentation at the NPACE Conference, San Diego, CA.

Peck, J. (2019, July).  Human Trafficking: Achieving Core Competencies and Implementing Organizational Protocols. Podium Presentation at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO.

Peck, J. (2019, July).  Congenital Disorders of the Newborn: Early Identification of Genomic Conditions and Genomic Advances.  Podium presentation at the National Nurse Practitioner Symposium, Keystone, CO.

Peck, J. (2019, June).  Human Trafficking: Achieving Core Competencies and Implementing Organizational Protocols.  Podium presentation at the National Conference for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners- NPs: Keeping Healthcare on Track, Indianapolis, IN.

Peck, J. (2019, June).  Congenital Disorders of the Newborn: Early Identification of Genomic Conditions and Genomic Advances.  Podium presentation at the National Conference for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners- NPs: Keeping Healthcare on Track, Indianapolis, IN.

Peck, J. (2019, June).  Emerging Health Impacts of Social Media on Adolescent Health.  Podium presentation at the National Conference for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners- NPs: Keeping Healthcare on Track, Indianapolis, IN

Peck, J. (2019, April). Congenital Disorders of the Newborn: Advanced Physical Assessment Skills for Early Identification of Genomic Conditions; Podium presentation at the Texas Children’s Hospital Advanced Practice Provider Conference, Houston, TX.

Peck, J. (2019, April). Clinical Partnerships with Professional Nursing Organizations: Expert Education on Emerging Healthcare (Human Trafficking).  Podium Presentation, National Association of Nurse Practitioner Faculty annual conference, Atlanta, GA.

Peck, J.; Zielinski, T. (2019, March). ACT Advocates Workshop.  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, New Orleans, LA.

Peck, J. (2019, Feb). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  Baylor College of Nursing, DNP Students, Dallas, TX.

Peck, J. (2019, Jan). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Alamo Chapter, San Antonio, TX.

Peck, J. (2019, Jan). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  Houston Area Nurse Practitioners, Houston, TX.

Peck, J. (2018, Nov). Health Disparities in Human Trafficking of Children: Reframing as a Public Health IssuePodium presentation, American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Peck, J. (2018, Nov). National Policy Update: State of NP Laws Across the Country, on behalf of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Podium presentation at the 2nd Annual Texas Healthcare Policy & Leadership Conference. Texas Nurse Practitioners. Austin, Texas.

Peck, J. (2018, Nov). Human Trafficking: Interprofessional Collaborative Approaches.  Keynote presentation, Annual Scholarship Day 2018, Texas Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX.

Peck, J. (2018, Oct). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  Keynote presentation, Texas A&M College of Health Professions, College Station, TX.

Babalola, O., Hughes, A. Peck, J., & Murphey, C.  (2018, Sept). The Emerging Role of Race and Genetics in Advanced Clinical PracticePoster presentation at the 30th Annual Conference, Texas Nurse Practitioners, Dallas, TX.

Peck, J. (2018, Sept). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  Podium presentation at the 30th Annual Conference, Texas Nurse Practitioners, Dallas, TX.

Peck, J. (2018, Sept). Congenital Disorders of the Newborn: Advanced Physical Assessment Skills for Early Identification of Genomic Conditions; Podium presentation at the 30th Annual Conference, Texas Nurse Practitioners, Dallas, TX.

Peck, J. (2018, Aug).  Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  Podium presentation at Nursing Professional Day 2018, Texas Children's Hospital West Campus, Houston, Texas

Peck, J. (2018, June).  Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting.  Podium presentation at the National Conference for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners- NPs: Moving Mountains in Healthcare, Denver, CO.

Peck, J. (2018, May). Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking in the Clinical Setting. Podium presentation at the POPS National Conference, Pediatric Orthopaedic Practitioners Society, Austin, TX.

Larson, E. K., Peck, J., &Silvers, S. (2018, April). One Child's Food Fight: A Case Study of Oral Immunotherapy Treatment for Food Allergies. Poster presentation at San Jacinto College, Pasadena, Texas.

Peck, J. (2018, April). Health Care Role in Human Trafficking.  Invited podium presentation at The Brazoria County United Front Conference: An Effort in Forging an Effective Coalition to Fight Human Trafficking in Our Community, UnBound Houston, Angleton, TX.

Peck, J. (2018, March). Congenital Disorders of the Newborn: Advanced Physical Assessment Skills for Early Identification of Genomic Conditions; Podium presentation at the 39th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, IL.

Peck, J. (2018, March). Full Practice Authority, a Podium presentation at the 39th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, IL.

Peck, J. (2018, March). Social Media Use and Sexually Risky Behaviors in Teens: Being a Tech Savvy Provider in a Digital Native World.  Podium presentation at the 39th Annual Conference on Pediatric Health Care, National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Chicago, IL

Keynote Presentations
Peck,
J. (2019, October). Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical Setting. Podium Presentation at the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Association of Nurse Practitioners, King of Prussia, PA. (invited)

Peck, J. (2019, October). The Effective Use of APRNs in Texas, Coastal Bend Association of Advanced Practice Nurses The USS Lexington, Corpus Christi, Texas.

Peck, J. (2019, May). Scholar, Leader, Servant: A Journey in Nursing, Sigma Nursing Honor Society Induction, TAMUCC, Corpus Christi, TX.