Gregory E. Simon, M.D., M.P.H.

Gregory E. Simon, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Investigator and Psychiatrist
Group Health Research Institute

Dr. Gregory Simon 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 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 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 care for mood disorders, both unipolar depression and bipolar disorder. Specific areas of research include improved adherence to medication, increased availability of effective psychotherapy, evaluation of peer support by and for people with mood disorders, suicide prevention, cost-effectiveness of treatment, and comorbidity of mood disorders with chronic medical conditions. Dr. Simon leads the Mental Health Research Network, a National Institute of Mental Health–funded cooperative agreement supporting population-based mental health research across 13 large health systems.