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Dr. Simon Press & Speaking Engagements

The Center for Health Equity Transformation's faculty director, Dr. Melissa Simon, is an internationally recognized health equity researcher, advocate, and educator. View Dr. Simon's interviews, lectures, and seminars, below.


  • 05/09/2022 - A Comprehensive Guide to Birth Control [The New York Times]
  • 05/04/2022 - What Doctors Want You To Know About Abortion Right Now [HuffPost]
  • 04/01/2022 - COVID booster and pregnancy: Doctors work to combat vaccine hesitancy among expecting mothers [ABC7 Chicago]
  • 03/31/2022 - Even as medicine becomes more diverse, main authors in elite journals remain mostly white and male [STAT News]
  • 03/03/2022 - Overturning Roe v. Wade would ‘increase the already rising U.S. maternal mortality rates’ [Northwestern Now]
  • 09/23/2021 - ‘Health equity tourists’: How white scholars are colonizing research on health disparities [STAT News]
  • 06/17/2021 - Mayor Lori Lightfoot declares racism a public health crisis in Chicago [ABC7 Chicago]
  • 06/02/2021 - Medical Journals Blind to Racism as Health Crisis, Critics Say [The New York Times]

Lectures/Seminars/Speaking Engagements

Embedding Health Equity into Preventive Science Research and Recommendations

NU Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology
April 26, 2022

Beyond Sex as a Biological Variable: Addressing Chronic Debilitating Conditions

Advancing NIH Research on the Health of Women: a 2021 Conference
October 20, 2021

Episode #9: Dr. Melissa Simon from Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine

Disrupting Privilege: Conversations on Race & Health Podcast
October 11, 2021

Lessons from the Field: Achieving Equity in Obesity Treatment in Health Care Settings

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
April 5, 2019

Establishing Effective Patient Navigation Programs in Oncology

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
November 13, 2017

Chicago's Zip Code Issue

NU Breakthroughs Podcast
March 26, 2018

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