Featured Member - Stacey Simon, PHD
Dr. Simon received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Music from Case Western Reserve University, and her Ph.D. in Clinical & Health Psychology from the University of Florida. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital with a focus on pediatric psychology. Dr. Simon completed a postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric sleep and weight management at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
HOW DID YOU DECIDE TO SPECIALIZE IN BEHAVIORAL SLEEP MEDICINE?
I originally learned about sleep during my graduate training during a clinical rotation in a pediatric pulmonary clinic. The sleep physician in this clinic, Dr. Mary Wagner, was a wonderful teacher and her enthusiasm for sleep was contagious. After this experience, I decided to focus my dissertation on barriers to PAP adherence for adolescents. I knew I would love to have a career focused on behavioral sleep medicine and pursued clinical and research training with Dr. Kelly Byars and Dr. Dean Beebe at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. I have been very lucky to have worked with mentors who have shared their immense knowledge and passion about sleep!
DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL TALENTS OR HOBBIES?
I play the flute and was a music performance major in college. I don’t have much time to practice anymore, but continue to play with the Rocky Mountain Flute Ensemble. I love spending time with my family and going hiking in the mountains around Denver.