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.
- The Presidential Leadership Scholars (PLS) program announced that Dr. Simon has been selected as one of the 60 Scholars chosen for the program's fifth annual class. PLS serves as a catalyst for a diverse network of leaders brought together to collaborate and make a difference in the world as they learn about leadership through the lens of the presidential experiences of George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Read the news release here.
- Dr. Simon was a recipient of APHA's 2018 Award for Excellence. Read the news release here.
- The Feinberg School of Medicine announced the new Center for Health Equity Transformation (CHET), led by Dr. Simon.
- Dr. Simon received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation. Feinberg School of Medicine also did a story on this award.