Kevin M. Simon, MD


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 M. Simon, MD is the inaugural Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the City of Boston, Boston Public Health Commission. In addition, he is an Attending Psychiatrist at Boston Children's Hospital, an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and a current Commonwealth Fund Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Simon practices as a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist & Addiction Medicine specialist caring for youth through the Adolescent Substance use & Addiction Program "ASAP" clinic at Boston Children's Hospital. As a researcher, Dr. Simon has received federal funding for work focused on the intersections of mental health, substance use, and justice involvement in youth and young adults. He completed clinical fellowships in child & adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine at Boston Children's Hospital / Harvard Medical School and a residency in adult psychiatry at Grady Hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine, in Atlanta, GA. 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, and Health Affairs.