Melissa A Simon

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Research Interests

Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at promoting health equity and 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. She also has a strong portfolio of workforce development programs including the world's first healthcare pipeline development free massive open online course, "Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare" on the Coursera platform. She is the founding director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation and the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative. Finally, she serves as a member of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the National Academy of Medicine's Roundtable for the Promotion of Health Equity.

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

MPH, University of Illinois - Chicago

… → 1996

Research interests

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

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Grants 2006 2024

Research Output 2001 2019

Abortion referral patterns among generalist OB/GYNs and primary care practitioners: A qualitative study

Linton, A., Mendez, S. R. & Simon, M. A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Contraception.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Primary Health Care
Referral and Consultation
Interviews
Quality of Health Care
Patient Care

Adaptation of a proactive smoking cessation intervention to increase tobacco quitline use by LGBT smokers

Matthews, A. K., Breen, E., Veluz-Wilkins, A., Ciecierski, C., Simon, M., Burrell, D. & Hitsman, B., Jan 1 2019, In : Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 13, Special Issue, p. 43-44 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Tobacco Use
Smoking Cessation
nicotine
smoking
1 Citation (Scopus)

Adaptation of a proactive smoking cessation intervention to increase tobacco quitline use by LGBT smokers

Matthews, A. K., Breen, E., Veluz-Wilkins, A., Ciecierski, C., Simon, M., Burrell, D. & Hitsman, B., Jan 1 2019, In : Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 13, Special Issue 2019, p. 71-84 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transgender Persons
Tobacco Use
Smoking Cessation
nicotine
smoking

A feasibility study of activity tracking devices in pregnancy

Kominiarek, M. A., Balmert, L. C., Tolo, H., Grobman, W. & Simon, M., Nov 4 2019, In : BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 19, 1, 401.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Feasibility Studies
Equipment and Supplies
Pregnancy
Energy Metabolism
Exercise
Organizational Case Studies
Quality of Health Care
equity
cancer
health