Dr. Shannon D. Simonovich's program of research focuses on prevention programming and wellness for at-risk maternal child populations, with particular interest in community-driven exploratory and intervention work with traditionally underrepresented families. She partners with an interdisciplinary team of scholars collectively working to improve health outcomes and maternal mortality across the US. She received her PhD from the University of Washington School of Nursing with a focus in maternal child health promotion and has earned a certificate in Maternal Child Health from the University of Washington School of Public Health. She is currently an Assistant Professor at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and is actively involved in the American Public Health Association, currently serving as an elected Section Councilor for the Public Health Nursing Section (2021-2023). She is author of over 25 peer-reviewed publications and more than 40 scholarly presentations. Her teaching focuses on research methodology, research study implementation, and manuscript writing. She is the 2020 Recipient of the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award. She is the mother of three young children and is passionate about nursing education, mentoring, embodying her social justice values and working to improving health outcomes for all childbearing people and children in America.
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