Gregory Simon, MD, MPH

Research Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington Psychiatrist, Group Heath’s Behavioral Health Service
Senior Scientific Investigator, Center for Health Studies Group Health Cooperative

Gregory Simon MD MPH is an investigator at Group Health Research Institute and a psychiatrist in Group Health’s Behavioral Health Service.  He is also a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington and Co-chair of the national scientific advisory board of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.  Dr. Simon completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of Washington, residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and fellowship training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars program at the University of Washington.  Dr. Simon’s research focuses on improving access to and quality of mental health care, especially for mood disorders.  Specific areas of research include improving adherence to medication, increasing the availability of effective psychotherapy, evaluating peer support by and for people with mood disorders, identifying and reducing risk of suicidal behavior, cost-effectiveness of treatment, and comorbidity of mood disorders with chronic medical conditions.  Dr. Simon currently leads the Mental Health Research Network, an NIMH-funded cooperative agreement supporting population-based mental health research across 13 large health systems.