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Shannon Simonovich

  • she/her
  • Associate Professor
  • ​​​​​​​​PhD, RN​​​​​​​​
  • School of Nursing
  • (773) 325-8341
  • 990 W. Fullerton, Suite 4400

Specialization and Interests:

  • ​​​​Maternal-Child Health Promotion
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Health Disparities
  • Life Course Approach
  • COVID-19 and Nursing Practice
Research Methods Areas of Expertise:
  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Systematic Review
  • Survey Development

DePaul Affiliations:

  • Vice Chair of DePaul University Institutional Review Board
  • Member of the College of Science and Health Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
  • Chair of the School of the Nursing Research Dissemination Committee
  • Chair of the School of Nursing Post-Licensure Committee

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Public Health Association
    • Public Health Nursing, Elected Section Councilor, 2021-2024
    • Maternal Child Health, Section Member
  • 2021 Recipient of the 40 under 40 Emerging Nurse Leaders in Illinois Award, Presented by the Illinois Nurses Foundation
  • 2020 Recipient of the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award, Presented by the Quality of Instruction Council of DePaul University​
  • 2018 Recipient of the Louise de Marillac Women of Spirit and Action Award, Presented by the DePaul University Women's Network

Research Collaborations:​

​Founder of Maternal Child Health Initiative:
Principal Investigator of the Nursing During COVID-19 Study:

Select Peer-Reviewed Publications:

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

Publications Based Upon Original Research Indicated with icon: ±

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.  

± 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. 

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. 

§Trevizo Nimeri, C., Webber-Ritchey, K., Aquino, E., Simonovich, S.D. (2022). A systematic review examining barriers to home therapy dialysis utilization. Nephrology Nursing Journal. 

± 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. doi: 10.3928/01484834-20211004-03 

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. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2021.00801 

± §Allen, L., Tariman, J.D., Simonovich, S.D. (2021). The efficacy of a web-based, educational quality improvement project on hand hygiene to reduce post-cesarean birth surgical site infection. Journal of Nursing Practice Applications & Reviews of Research.

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.

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. doi: 10.1017/S1368980021003736

± §Tortolano, R., Neuman, M., Simonovich, S.D. (2021). Prevention of shaken baby syndrome among high-risk neonates: Program implementation and evaluation. Neonatology Today.

± 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.

± 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.

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

± 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.  

± §Barsella, R., Amer, K., Simonovich, S. D., Hibino, N. (2020). Educational tool reduces parental stress at home post pediatric cardiac surgery: A pilot study. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology.

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.

± §Soco, C., Simonovich, S.D., Dillon, D., Bishop-Royse, J., Lattner, C. (2020). Communication, leadership and organizational support facilitate successful transition into practice for nurse practitioners in the emergency department. Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. doi: 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000500

± §Guardi, J., Aquino, E., Larimer, K., Bishop-Royse, J., Simonovich, S.D. (2020). Lack of diagnosis and screening for pediatric obesity in the retail health setting: Implications for quality improvement measures. Journal of Pediatric Health Care. doi: 10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.10.002

± 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.

± §Velasco, D., Simonovich, S.D.Krawczyk, S., Roche, B. (2019). 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. (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.

± §Neuman, M., Simonovich, S.D., Amer, K. (2019). Exploring the protective effects of Judaism on risky behaviors in college students: 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.

± 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.

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,