Kevin M. Simon, MD, MPH


Commonwealth Fund Fellow

Assistant in Psychiatry, Boston Children's Hospital; Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School; Chief Behavioral Health Officer, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston, MA

Kevin Mauclair Simon, MD, is the inaugural Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the Boston Public Health Commission, an Assistant in Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital, an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a current Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University. Dr. Simon practices as a Child & Adolescent Addiction Psychiatrist caring for youth & families through the Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program "ASAP Clinic" at Boston Children's Hospital. As a researcher, he is the recipient of the National Institute of Drug Abuse – American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Physician-Scientist Career Development "K award" for work focused on the intersections of substance use, mental health, and justice involvement. Dr. Simon completed clinical fellowships in child & adolescent psychiatry and pediatric addiction medicine at Boston Children's Hospital and residency in adult psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. His writings on health equity, mental health, and substance use are in notable journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, Health Equity, and Health Affairs.