Melissa A Simon

  • 3324 Citations
If you made any changes in Pure, your changes will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research Interests

Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at eliminating health disparities among low income, medically underserved women across the lifespan. Integrating health services research with social epidemiologic models, Dr. Simon's research focuses on interventions (such as patient navigation and community health outreach workers) that aim to reduce and eliminate such disparities. Within this context, Dr. Simon prefers to leverage culture and community to achieve these goals and thereby integrates community based participatory research framework into her work.

Certifications and Licenses

Obstetrics & Gynecology

Training Experience

2004Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital
2006Fellowship, Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital)

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Rush Medical College

… → 2000


  • Cancer: Female Reproductive System (ovary / cervix / uterus)
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Services Research
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the experts' scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 7 Similar Profiles
Elder Abuse Medicine & Life Sciences
Independent Living Medicine & Life Sciences
Patient Navigation Medicine & Life Sciences
Advisory Committees Medicine & Life Sciences
Population Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Community-Based Participatory Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Early Detection of Cancer Medicine & Life Sciences

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Grants 2006 2023

Clinical Trials
Patient Education

Research Output 2001 2019

Moonshot to cancer cure: Recruiting policy to break down silos

Simon, M. A., Cordova, E. & McKoy, J. M., Jan 1 2019, Cancer Treatment and Research. Springer International Publishing, p. 119-128 10 p. (Cancer Treatment and Research; vol. 171).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Public-Private Sector Partnerships
Drug Therapy

Activity tracking devices in group prenatal care: A feasibility study

Kominiarek, M., Vyhmeister, H., Balmert, L. C., Fairchild, P., Tolo, H., Grobman, W. A. & Simon, M. A., Nov 1 2018, In : BioResearch Open Access. 7, 1, p. 165-176 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Care
Feasibility Studies
Equipment and Supplies
Wear of materials
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Referral and Consultation

Association of Gestational Weight Gain with Prenatal Care Model

Kominiarek, M., Gray, E. L., Vyhmeister, H., Grobman, W. A. & Simon, M. A., May 1 2018, In : Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health. 63, 3, p. 283-288 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Prenatal Care
Weight Gain
Odds Ratio
Propensity Score
Nonparametric Statistics
16 Citations

Behavioral counseling to prevent skin cancer: US preventive services task force recommendation statement

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Mar 20 2018, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 319, 11, p. 1134-1142 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Skin Neoplasms
Advisory Committees