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Shannon Simonovich

  • ​​she/her
  • Senior Associate Director for Academics and Engagement; Associate Professor
  • ​​​​​​​​PhD, RN​​​​​​​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-8341
  • 990 W. Fullerton, Suite 4400

Specialization and Interests:

  • Perinatal Mental Health and Health Promotion
  • Life Course Approach
  • COVID-19 and Nursing Practice

Research Methods Expertise: 

  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Meta-Analysis & Systematic Review
  • Survey Development

DePaul Affiliations:

  • Vice Chair of DePaul University Institutional Review Board
  • Member of the DePaul University Research Council
  • Member of the DePaul University Faculty Committee on Appeals

Professional Affiliations:

  • ​Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing Editorial Advisory Board Member
  • North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology Executive Board Member
  • American Public Health Association Public Health Nursing Section Councilor

Select Awards:

  • 2023 Recipient of the DePaul University Provost's Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion awarded to the "Nursing During COVID-19" Research Team
  • 2020 Recipient of the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, Presented by the Quality of Instruction Council of DePaul University

Research Collaborations:

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications By Topic:

Perinatal and Maternal-Child Health:
Tabb, K.M., Simonovich, S.D., Wozniak, J.D., Barton, J.M., Hsieh, W., Klement, C., Ostrowski, M.E., Lakhani, N., Meline, B.S., Huang, H. (2022). WIC staff views and perceptions on the relationship between food insecurity and perinatal depression. Healthcare.

Simonovich, S.D., *Quad, N., Kanji-Ghaziani, Z., Tabb, K. (2022). Faith practices reduce perinatal anxiety and depression in Muslim women: A mixed-methods scoping review. Frontiers in Psychiatry.  

Tabb, K.M., Bentley, B., Pineros-Leano, M.F., Simonovich, S.D., Nidey, N., Ross, K., Huang W.D., Huang, H. (2022). Home visiting as an equitable intervention for perinatal depression: A scoping review. Frontiers in Psychiatry. 

Simonovich, S.D., Nidey, N.L., Gavin, A.R., Pineros-Leano, M., §Hsieh, W., Sbrilli, M., Ables-Torres, L.A., Huang, H., Ryckman, K., Tabb, K.M. (2021). Meta-analysis of antenatal depression and adverse birth outcomes in US populations 2010-20. Health Affairs.  

Pineros-Leano, M., Simonovich, S.D., Piñeros-Leaño, N., †Huang, H. (2021). “I don't have time to be sad": Experiences and perceptions of sadness among Latina mothers. Social Work.

Simonovich, S.D., Pineros-Leano, M., Hench, K., Meline, B., Tabb, K.M. (2020). Formula and milk food insecurity among infants and children in WIC families. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research.  

Simonovich, S.D., Pineros-Leano, M., Ali, A., Awosika, O., Herman, A., Clark, M.H., §Cory, M., +Estrada, M., §Loiacono, B., +Soto, D., Buscemi, J. (2020). A systematic review examining the relationship between food insecurity and early childhood physiological health outcomes. Translational Behavioral Medicine.

± §Elue, R., Simonovich, S.D., Tariman, J.D., †Newkirk, E.A., †Neerhof, M. (2019). Bedside shift report enhances patient satisfaction for Hispanic and public insurance patients and improves visibility of leadership in obstetric and postpartum settings. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research.

± §Kanji, Z., Simonovich, S.D., †Najmi, N., Bishop-Royse, J. (2019). Examining clinical indications for cesarean section in a university hospital in Karachi, Pakistan. Journal of Asian Midwives.

*Kraus, M.R., Simonovich, S.D., Tabb, K.M. (2019). An integrative review examining the manifestation and trajectory of depression from pregnancy to postpartum in childbearing women. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research.

± Simonovich, S.D., Pineros-Leano, M., *Bass, M.E., *Stromer, S.M., *Kim, K.C., ∆Meline, B., Tabb, K.M. (2019). WIC professionals' adaptations in clinical practice to better assess and address household food insecurity in diverse nonmetropolitan families. Beyond Borders: Advances in Global Welfare.
± Pineros-Leano, M., Tabb, K., Simonovich, S. D., Wang, Y., ∆Meline, B., †Huang, H. (2018). Racial differences in breastfeeding initiation among WIC participants in a Midwestern public health district. Health Equity.

Research Methodology

Webber-Ritchey, K., Aquino, E., Ponder, T.N., Lattner, C., Soco, C., Spurlark, R.S., 
Simonovich, S.D. (2021). Recruitment strategies to optimize participation by diverse populations. Nursing Science Quarterly.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Simonovich, S. D., Spurlark, R. (2021). COVID-19: Conducting research with vulnerable populations. Nursing Science Quarterly.

Simonovich, S.D. (2017). The value of developing a mixed methods program of research. Nursing Science Quarterly,

Simonovich, S.D., Bush, N., Mueller Wiesemann, L., Pineros-Leano, M. (2023). Qualitative study of the experience of caring for women during labor and birth during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing.
Kraus, M., Montague, E., Krawczyk, S., Simonovich, S.D. (2023). Called to lead: A qualitative examination of the experiences and contributions of CRNAs during the COVID-19 pandemic response in the US. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal.

Webber-Ritchey, K.J., Spurlark, R., Lofton, S., Brown, E.R., Lattner, C., Nwafor, G., Ponder, T.N., Simonovich, S.D. (2022). Exploring the experience of Black nurses practicing during COVID-19: A qualitative descriptive study. The ABNF Journal.

Pineros-Leano, M., Pérez-Flores, N.J., Damian, K., Rodrigues, K., Ortiz, G., Simonovich, S.D. (2022). Mental health disparities in Latinx immigrant communities residing in the United States during COVID-19: Implications for policy and practice. Frontiers in Public Health.

Simonovich, S.D., Aquino, E., Lattner, C., Soco, C., Ponder, T.N., Amer, L. Howard, S., Nwafor, G., Shah, P., Badowski, D., Krawczyk, S., Mueller Wiesemann, L., Spurlark, R.S., Webber-Ritchey, K., Lee, Y. (2022). US nurses' challenges with personal protective equipment during COVID-19: Interview findings from the frontline workforce. PSYCH. 

Simonovich, S.D., Webber-Ritchey, K., Spurlark, R.S., Florczak, K., Mueller Wiesemann, L., Ponder, T.N., Reid, M., Shino, D., Stevens, B., Aquino, E., Badowski, D., Lattner, C., Soco, C., Krawczyk, S., Amer, K. (2022). Moral distress experienced by US nurses on the frontlines during the COVID-19 pandemic: Implications for nursing policy and practice. Sage Open Nursing. 

Badowski, D., Spurlark, R.S., Webber-Ritchey, K., Ponder, T.N., Simonovich, S.D. (2021). Envisioning nursing education for a post-COVID-19 world: Qualitative findings from the frontline. Journal of Nursing Education.

Simonovich, S.D., Spurlark, R.S., Badowski, D., Krawczyk, S., Soco, C., Ponder, T.N., Rhyner, D., Waid, R., Aquino, E., Lattner, C., Mueller Wiesemann, L., Webber-Ritchey, K., Li, S., Tariman, J.D. (2021). Examining effective communication in nursing practice during COVID-19: A large-scale qualitative study. International Nursing Review.

Lofton, S., Kersten, M., Simonovich, S.D., Martin, A. (2021). Mutual aid organizations and their role in reducing food insecurity in Chicago's urban communities during COVID-19. Public Health Nutrition.