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 an Associate Professor of Nursing at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and is an elected Section Councilor for the Public Health Nursing Section (2021-2024) of the American Public Health Association. She is author of 40 peer-reviewed publications and more than 50 scholarly presentations. Her teaching focuses on research methodology, research study implementation, and manuscript writing. She is a recipient of the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award. She is the mother of three young children and is passionate about working to improving health outcomes for all childbearing families in America and around the world.
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