Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Melissa A Simon, MD

Melissa A Simon, MD

Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

George H. Gardner, MD, Professor of Clinical Gynecology

Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology (General Obstetrics and Gynecology)/Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences

Focus of Work

Bio

Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at 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 integ...[Read full text]Dr. Simon's primary research interests are aimed at 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.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • MD: Rush Medical College (2000)
  • Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital (2004)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern University, McGaw Medical Center (Northwestern Memorial Hospital) (2006)
  • Board Certification: Obstetrics & Gynecology