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Shannon Simonovich

  • Assistant Professor
  • ​PhD, RN​​​​​​​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-8341
  • ​​McGowan South, room 403M

Founder of Maternal Child Health Initiative:

Specialization and Interests:

  • Maternal child health promotion/disease prevention
  • Food Insecurity & Nutrition 
  • Public health programming
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Health disparities
  • The built environment
  • Life course approach
Research Methods Areas of Expertise:
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Survey Development 
  • Quantitative Secondary Analysis
  • Global Positioning (GPS) Data Collection

DePaul Affiliations:

  • DePaul University Institutional Review Board Member
  • Curriculum Committee Chair, School of Nursing
  • Dissemination Committee Chair, School of Nursing
  • Doctoral Studies Committee Member, School of Nursing
  • Faculty Councilor, Zeta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Public Health Association
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment
  • National Association of Catholic Nurses
  • The International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants

Research Funding:

  • Project Title: WIC Professionals’ knowledge and perspective of variations in Household Food Insecurity and WIC Participation rates among Hispanic and Foreign-born populations.
    • Funder: DePaul University, University Research Council, Competitive Research Grant
    • Active: January 2017-December 2018

Select Publications:

Co-author Coding: §Doctoral student; *Masters student; ∆Community partner; †Health professional practice partner.

§Warzyniec, A., Tariman, J.D., Simonovich, S.D.(In Press). Effects of a Web-based shared decision-making education on knowledge, attitudes, adaptability, and communication skills among oncology nurses: A pilot study. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Simonovich, S.D., Piñeros-Leaño, M., *Bass, M.E., *Stromer, S.M., *Kim, K.C., ∆Meline, B., Tabb, K.M. (In Press).WIC professionals’ adaptations in clinical practice to better assess and address household food insecurity in diverse nonmetropolitan families. Beyond Borders: Advances in Global Welfare.

§Velasco, D., Simonovich, S.D., †Krawczyk, S., †Roche, B. (In Press).Barriers and facilitators to intraoperative opioid alternative strategies: Examining CRNA perspectives and practices. American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Journal.

§Elue, R., Simonovich, S.D., Tariman, J.D., †Newkirk, E.A., †Neerhof, M. (In Press). 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.

§Neuman, M., Simonovich, S.D., Amer, K. (In Press). Exploring the Protective Effects of Judaism on Risky Behaviors in College Student: A Pilot Study. Journal of Pediatric Nursing.

§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.

Amer, K., Aquino, E., Handrup, J., Larimer, K., Lee, Y.M., Morales, M., Simonovich, S.D.(2019). Integration of a community-based engagement model of service learning in a master’s entry nursing program. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice.

*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.

Piñeros-Leaño, 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.

Simonovich, S. D.,Florczak, K.L. (2018). Re-envisioning evidence gap maps with qualitative research. Nursing Science Quarterly,

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