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Shannon Simonovich

  • 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, interconception & antenatal health
  • Perinatal mental 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
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:

Simonovich, S.D., Pineros-Leano, 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 participating families. Beyond Borders: Advances in Global Welfare.

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

*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. link to text

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, doi:10.177/0894318418792882.

Simonovich, S.D. (2017). The value of developing a mixed methods program of research. Nursing Science Quarterly, doi:10.1177/0894318417708426.

*indicates DePaul University Students