The Simon Lab

Center for Health Equity Transformation

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About Us

headshot of Dr. SimonThe mission of the Simon Lab within the Center for Health Equity Transformation is to lift health for all by exposing root causes of health inequities and serving as a hub that pushes boundaries in research, education, workforce development, and community engagement.

The Simon Research Lab is led by Dr. Melissa A. Simon, Vice Chair of 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.

The Simon Lab is home to programs that will help traing the next generation of health equity researchers and healthcare processionals. We offer a nurturing environment that fosters, creates, and catalyzes innovative partnerships across disciplines and communities in education and training, research, and health care delivery. Our capacity for cross-sectoral partnerships informs policymaking and lifts health for all by advancing evidence-based health equity programs, policies, and initiatives. Our work emphasizes giving voice and opportunity to historically marginalized and underserved people. Learn more about current research projects.