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Shannon Simonovich

  • s.d.simonovich@depaul.edu
  • Assistant Professor
  • PhD, RN​​​​​​​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-8341
  • ​​McGowan South, room 403M
Specialization and Interests:
  • Maternal child health promotion/disease prevention
  • Food Insecurity & Nutrition 
  • Public health programming (WIC) 
  • Preconception, prenatal, & interconception health
  • Health disparities
  • The built environment
  • Life course approach 
Research Methods Areas of Expertise:
  • Quantitative Systems-level Secondary Analysis
  • Global Positioning(GPS) Data Collection
  • Qualitative Interviewing
  • Survey Development 
  • Focus Group Methodology
Awards and Honors:
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honors Society
DePaul Affiliations:
  • Doctoral Studies Committee, School of Nursing
  • DNP Admissions Committee, School of Nursing
  • Curriculum Committee, School of Nursing
  • Research Core Task Force, School of Nursing
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
Current 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-June 2018
Select Presentations and Publications:

*Kim, K.C., Simonovich, S.D., Pineros-Leano, M., *Bass, M.E., *Stromer, S.M., Meline, B., Tabb, K.M. (2018). WIC Professionals’ Adaptations in Clinical Practice to Better Assess and Address Household Food Insecurity in Participating Families. Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis, IN, September 2018.

Pineros-Leano, M., Tabb, K., Simonovich, S. D., Wang, Y., Meline, B., Huang, H. (In print). Racial differences in breastfeeding initiation among WIC participants in a Midwestern public health district. Health Equity.

Simonovich, S.D. (2017). The value of developing a mixed methods program of research. Nursing Science Quarterly, 30(3), 201-204, June 2017. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0894318417708426

Simonovich, S.D.(2017). Advancing the science of public health nursing: The value of developing a mixed methods program of research. Public Health Nursing Section, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. November 7, 2017.

Simonovich, S.D., Pryde, J., Meline, B., Malinga, T., Hajaraih, S., *Bass, M., *Prero, S., Tabb, K. (2017). Modelling Interprofessional Collaboration Across Education and Practice: Training the next generation of Public Health Social Workers and Nurses. Public Health Social Work, American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. November 7, 2017.

Simonovich, S.D., Torrescano, E. (2017). Fostering the “a-ha” moment in online discussion. Distance Teaching & Learning Conference, Madison, WI. July 26, 2017.

*indicates DePaul University Students