Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Simon Laboratory


Meet the members of the Simon lab below. We welcome requests for information about our work and collaboration opportunities.

Principal Investigator

Melissa Simon

Melissa Simon, MD MPH
m-simon2( at )
Vice Chair of Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
George H. Gardner, MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology
Associate Professor in Obstetrics and Gynecology-General/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences
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Research Staff


Jen Cooper, MPH
jennifer.cooper( at )
Research Project Manager

Erika la Riva

Erika E. de la Riva, MA
e-riva( at )
Research Project Manager


Monica Garcia, MPH
monica.garcia3( at )
Research Project Manager


Jackie Kanoon, MPH
jacqueline.kanoon( at )
Research Project Manager

Ivy Leung

Ivy Leung
ivy_leung( at )
Chinatown Patient Navigation Coordinator

Samuel Mendez
samuel.mendez( at )
Research Study Assistant

Shaneah Taylor

Shaneah Taylor, MPH
shaneh.taylor( at )
Senior Research Project Coordinator

Laura S. Tom

Laura S. Tom, MS
laura.tom( at )
Clinical Research Associate

Graduate Students & Postdoctoral Fellows


Noelle Martinez
MD/MPH Candidate, Northwestern University


Lisa Masinter, MD MPH
Postdoctoral Fellow Rush University Medical Center


Sara Phillips, BA
sara.snyder( at )
MD Candidate, Rush Medical College


Lynn Yee, MD
Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow Northwestern University

Shruti Zaveri

Shruti Zaveri
MD Candidate, Northwestern University

Technical Staff


Charito Bularzik
cbularzik( at )
DuPage Patient Navigator


Cindy Chan
cindy1_chan( at )
Chinatown Patient Navigator


Ann Yau
Ann.Yau( at )
Chinatown Patient Navigator


Shuping Zhao
ping_zhao( at )
Chinatown Patient Navigator