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Martin Luther King Jr.


About Me

Kevin M. Simon, MD

Dr. Simon is a Harvard-trained, Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Board-Certified Psychiatrist. Dr. Simon graduated from SIU School of Medicine. He completed general psychiatry residency in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Morehouse School of Medicine. He's completing dual fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School. ​Dr. Simon has received numerous awards in recognition of his leadership, research, and service, including the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, National Institute of Mental Health research fellowship, National Institute of Drug Abuse-American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Award in Substance Use Disorders, Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellowship and APA-Public Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Simon's research and writings on inequity, race, social determinants, and substance use have been published in NEJM, Health Affairs, Health Equity, Psychiatric Services, Psychiatric Times, Current Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics. Dr. Simon has contributed to policy briefs disseminated by The Kennedy Forum; he has written book chapters, on Measurement-Based Care and Adolescent Substance Use Disorder. Dr. Simon regularly presents at national conferences and has been featured on ABC News, FORBES, and NPR..