April 24, 2023

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH 

In addition to her role at Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Melissa A. Simon is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preventive Medicine and Medical Social Sciences and works at both the Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Melissa A. Simon, MD, MPH, is the George H. Gardner Professor of Clinical Gynecology, Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Health Equity Transformation and the Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative.  She serves as the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement. She is an expert in implementation science, women’s health across the lifespan, minority health, community engagement and health equity. She has been recognized with numerous awards for her substantial contribution to excellence in health equity scholarship, women’s health and mentorship, including her recent election to the National Academy of Medicine and the Association of American Physicians.  She has received the Presidential Award in Excellence in Science Mathematics and Engineering Mentorship and is a Presidential Leadership Scholar. She is a former member of the US Preventive Services Task Force and currently serves on the CDC Community Preventive Services Task Force and the NIH Office of Research in Women’s Health Advisory Committee.