The Simon Research Lab is dedicated to promoting health and health care equity. Using community-based participatory action approaches to research, training, and education, our goal is to promote social change that will improve the health of culturally diverse, underserved populations.
The Simon Research Lab is led by Dr. Melissa A. Simon, Vice Chair of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, and Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences. Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at eliminating health inequities among low income, medically underserved women across the lifespan.
- Dr. Simon appointed to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.
- Read Dr. Simon's op-ed in STAT about her perspective as a practicing obstetrician-gynecologist who provides healthcare to patients insured under the Affordable Care Act.
- Download the Simon Lab's first podcast of Skinny Trees: An Exploration of Health Inequities In & Around Chicago.
- The Simon Lab's "Career 911: Your Future Job in Medicine and Healthcare" Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is now available on Coursera!
- The Simon Lab, with UIC and NEIU partners, received $17.4 Million to launch the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) to advance cancer health equity through meaningful scientific discovery, education, training, and community engagement.