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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]
  • 10/25/2021 - Fact check: Most antibiotics don't interfere with birth control [USA Today]
  • 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]

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