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Martin Luther King Jr.
Kevin M. Simon, MD, MPH
Dr. Kevin Simon is Boston’s first Chief Behavioral Health Officer appointed by Mayor Michelle Wu. Simon is a polymath – a physician-scientist, a healthcare policy expert, an inspirational teacher, and a noted writer. He is an attending pediatric psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an attending addiction medicine specialist in the Division of Addiction Medicine – Department of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital, an instructor at Harvard Medical School, a Commonwealth fund fellow in health policy at Harvard University, the medical director of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, and a healthcare policy and systems consultant. His writings on health equity are in notable journals like the New England Journal of Medicine. National audiences regularly seek his perspectives through trusted outlets. (media).