SARA MARIE E. SIMONSEN portrait
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • Associate Professor, College Of Nursing
801-585-9360

Research Statement

I have long been fascinated with women’s health, reproductive health, pregnancy, and birth. Risk factors and unhealthy behaviors among reproductive-age women directly impact more than one life. Preventing unintended pregnancy and helping all women be their healthiest, both before, during, and after pregnancy (and regardless of pregnancy) is key to addressing maternal child health disparities. Helping women with children to optimize their health also supports them in caring for their families while potentially influencing the health of their children. Thus, interventions targeting reproductive-age women have the potential for impact beyond the woman herself, with both short and long-term consequences for the woman and her family.

Research Keywords

  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Biochemistry, Proteins
  • Molecular Pathology

Presentations

  • National Community Engagement Studio Summit Panelist Vanderbilt University/Meherry Medical College. , Presented, 2021.
  • T32 Interdisciplinary Training Seminar in Cancer, Caregiving, and End-of-Life Care (T32 NR013456; m-PIs: L Ellington & K Mooney) College of Nursing University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. , Presented, 2020.
  • Weight Loss and Lifestyle Changes in Women of Reproductive Age Grand Rounds presentation for the International Institute of Restorative Reproductive Medicine. , Presented, 2020.
  • Weight Loss and Lifestyle Changes in Women of Reproductive Age. , Presented, 2019.
  • Addressing the Health Needs of Reproductive Age Women Guest Lecture for Sociology of Health Class, University of Utah. , Presented, 2019.
  • Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change in Women of Reproductive Age presentation for the Miller Diabetes Prevention Working Group. , Presented, 2019.
  • Weight Loss & Lifestyle Change in Women of Reproductive Age Before and Between Pregnancy presentation for 2019 Alumni Weekend Women's Health Benefactor Dinner. , Presented, 2019.
  • Quantifying the Issue: Descriptive and Analytic Epidemiology lecture for the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center’s Evidenced Based Public Health Workshop. , Presented, 2018.
  • Who’s Really in Charge? Stories of Women as Health Guardians of Native Families, presented at the 13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit with Penelope Pinnecoose and Ed Napia. , Presented, 2017.
  • Women’s Access to Healthcare in Utah, invited discussant at Utah Women’s Well-Being: Leading the Policy Conversation - First Annual Convening by YWCA Utah. , Presented, 2016.
  • Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls, presented at the “Celebrating Women’s Health Research Conference” with Pastor France Davis, Cathy Wolfsfeld, and Fahina Tavake-Pasi. , Presented, 2016.
  • Diverse Culturally-Based Community Organizations and Researchers Collaborating for Improved Health: An interactive discussion on how communities can work successfully with researchers, presented at the 11th Annual Health Services Research Conference, Partnering for Better Health: Bringing Utah’s Patient Voices to Research with Heather Coulter, Pastor France Davis, Fahina Tavake-Pasi, Jeanette Villalta and Cathy Wolfsfeld. , Presented, 2016.
  • Epidemiology Essentials for Public Health lecture for the University of Utah Division of Public Health’s Public Health Professional Education Program. , Presented, 2015.
  • A Community-Based Partnership to Reduce Health Disparities and Promote Wellness in American Indian Women, presented at the 13th Annual Governor’s Native American Summit with Dr. Sharon Austin, Jeannette Villalta, and Cathy Wolfsfeld. , Presented, 2015.
  • Academic Community Partnerships: Working Together to Reach Those at Highest Risk presented at the National Prevention Strategy Webinar, Addressing Health Disparities through the National Prevention Strategy and Partnerships: The Role of Schools, Colleges and Universities. , Presented, 2015.
  • Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake Community Needs Assessment, presented at the 2015 Intermountain Healthcare’s Integrated Care Management Conference, “Building Health: Building Partners” with Dr. Sharon Austin and Shawn Jimerson. , Presented, 2015.
  • Expanding the spheres of women's health through academic-community partnerships: The Center of Excellence in Women's Health & the Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls (UWAG) presented at the University of Utah Woman and Child Conference with Dr. Kathleen Digre. , Presented, 2015.
  • Gender Norms and Obesity-Related Health Behaviors In Five Diverse Utah Communities presented at InfoFair 2014: Women’s Health, Sex and Gender Research Conference with Valentine Mukundente and Pastor France Davis and Fahina Tavake-Pasi. , Presented, 2014.
  • Community-Based Participatory Research: The Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls, guest lecture for Dr. Deanna Kepka’s NURS 7510 Course. , Presented, 2014.
  • Sex/Gender Differences in Research: Why it Matters presented at CRAM- Clinical Research and Methods with E Cashdan and M Scholand. , Presented, 2013.
  • Statewide Public Health Nursing Training presented at multiple local health departments across the state of Utah. , Presented, 2008.
  • Life as we knew it: COVID-19 and its impact on academic nursing faculty and staff. 33rd International Research Congress-- Sigma Theta Tau. , Accepted, 2022.
  • Reproductive Concerns of Disabled Women: Whose Definitions of Disability are We Embracing? ELSI Congress: Innovating for a Just and Equitable Future. , Presented, 2022.
  • Reproductive Concerns of Disabled Women: Examining Ableism and Reproductive Medicine. Annual NHGRI (National Human Genome Research Institute) Training and Career Development Meeting. , Presented, 2022.
  • Strategies to promote health of nursing faculty and staff in the era of COVID-19. 29th National Evidence-Based Practice Virtual Conference. , Presented, 2022.
  • Strategies to reduce burnout among nursing faculty and staff affected by COVID-19. Western Institute of Nursing 55th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. , Presented, 2022.
  • Strategies to reduce burnout among nursing academia faculty and staff: Reflecting on lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. Western Institute of Nursing 55th Annual Communicating Nursing Research Conference. , Presented, 2022.
  • I just have one question: Pregnancy intention screening with the One Key Question®. Accepted at the 33rd International Research Congress –Sigma Theta Tau. , Accepted, 2022.
  • Co-creating a sustainable work-life balance: Learnings from a competitive academic environment [Pecha Kucha]. Accepted at the 33rd International Research Congress –Sigma Theta Tau. , Accepted, 2022.
  • Anxiety symptoms and severity among perinatal women screened for depression with the edinburgh postnatal depression scale. The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Virtual. , Accepted, 2021.
  • #Menopause: Social media conversations about menopause. Western Institute of Nursing, Virtual. , Presented, 2021.
  • Enhancing undergraduate nursing student participation in research. Western Institute of Nursing, Virtual. , Presented, 2021.
  • A scoping review of loneliness in pregnancy and new parenthood. Western Institute of Nursing, Virtual. , Presented, 2021.
  • Addressing the Health Needs of Reproductive Age Women. , Presented, 2019.
  • Social support of reproductive-aged women with disability. , Accepted, 2019.
  • Coalition for a healthier community for Utah women and girls: Changing women, families, communities, policy. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • Mind and body: A community wellness coaching program addressing the interrelationship between depression and obesity among culturally diverse women. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • Healthy women lead healthy families: The impact of a wellness coaching program for women of color on the physical activity and eating behaviors of family members. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • Empowering Latinas through education and wellness coaching: An impactful community partnership and collaborative effort. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • Community-based participatory research and collaboration with other disparity groups to promote health equity and American Indian/Alaskan Native women's health. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • Promoting health equity through community-based participatory research: Lessons learned while designing, implementing, and evaluating a CBPR-based randomized intervention trial of a wellness coaching program for women of color. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • The nexus between health and time use among racially and ethnically diverse women: Implications for culturally sensitive policy. Time Use across the Life Course Conference. , Presented, 2016.
  • Coalition for a Healthier Community-UWAG. Celebrating Women's Health Research in Utah. , Presented, 2016.
  • Improving health equity through university community partnerships: Motivational-interview-based community wellness coaching in diverse rural and urban Utah communities. Active Living Research Annual Conference. , Presented, 2016.
  • An economic assessment of a coaching intervention: Early results from Utah’s UWAG experiment. American Economics Association/ Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2016.
  • Advancing public health through the use of REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) software to promote healthy behaviors in women from 5 culturally diverse Utah communities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2015.
  • Advancing public health through the use of REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) software to promote healthy behaviors in women from 5 culturally diverse Utah communities. Utah Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2015.
  • An economic assessment of a coaching intervention to increase wellness activities among culturally diverse women. American Public Health Association. , Presented, 2014.
  • The roles of culture, socioeconomics, and healthy body weight in the allocation of time in a sample of culturally diverse American Women. International Association for Time Use Research Conference. , Presented, 2014.
  • A community-based partnership to reduce health disparities and promote healthy lifestyle changes in diverse women: The Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health's 13th International Conference, From Rhetoric to Reality: Achieving Authentic, Transformative & Equitable Partnerships. , Presented, 2014.
  • Using a Facebook Photovoice campaign to encourage women to "Like” healthy behaviors. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. , Presented, 2014.
  • Gender norms and obesity-related health behaviors in five diverse Utah communities. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. , Presented, 2014.
  • Health as a Destination: Five Communities and Gender Perceptions about Food and Fitness. Society for Applied Anthropology. , Presented, 2014.
  • A community based partnership to reduce health disparities and promote healthy lifestyle changes in diverse women: The Coalition for a Healthier Community for Utah Women and Girls. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. , Presented, 2013.
  • Patterns of preterm birth recurrence by clinical subtype in Utah women with a history of 3 or more live births. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2011.
  • The utility of genetic counseling prior to first trimester screening. American College of Medical Genetics Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2008.
  • Enhancing public health nursing practice: A collaboration in Utah. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2008.
  • Modeling heterogeneity of fecundity and outcomes of fertility treatment. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2008.
  • Commercial fetal keepsake ultrasound: A comparison with prenatal ultrasound imaging in the maternal fetal medicine setting. American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2007.
  • Surgical treatment of spasticity in children: Comparison of selective dorsal rhizotomy and intrathecal baclofen pump implantation. American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons: Section on Pediatric Neurological Surgery. , Presented, 2006.
  • Infertility in Utah, 2004-2005. International Institute for Restorative Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2006.
  • Patients' experiences with fetal keepsake and medically indicated ultrasounds: is there an adjunct role for commercial sonography? National Society of Genetic Counselors' Annual Education Conference. , Presented, 2006.
  • Colorectal cancer surveillance behaviors among Familial Adenomatus Polyposis family members. American Society for Preventive Oncology Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2006.
  • HIV/AIDS attitudes and beliefs among clergy serving Utah minority populations and their assessment of the role of their religious organizations in HIV/AIDS prevention efforts. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2005.
  • Needs assessment: cancer genetics knowledge, attitudes, and beliefs among Puerto Rican Islanders with breast cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting. , Presented, 2005.
  • Impact of culturally-targeted BRCA1 counseling and testing on screening and prevention among high-risk African American women. Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference. , Presented, 2004.
  • Development of culturally sensitive cancer genetics communication aids for African Americans: Results of focus group interviews. Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Society Conference. , Presented, 2002.
  • Understanding Reproductive Health and Disability through Narrative. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Panel, Presented, 2022.
  • Women with Disability Transform the Scope of a Reproductive Life. Annual Meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology. Panel, Presented, 2022.
  • Interpregnancy interval, LARC use, and preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2022.
  • Data pooling and harmonization across pre-conception studies: The PrePARED Consortium. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • Changes in birth practices d/t COVID: A Survey of Utah midwives and doulas. The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • Identifying and addressing racial bias in maternal health: Piloting a virtual training for midwives. The American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) 66th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, Virtual. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • Changes in birth practices d/t COVID: A Survey of Utah midwives and doulas. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • It’s me, us, and the quality of our future: Motivations of childbearing women enrolled in the National Diabetes Prevention Program. Driving out Diabetes Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2021.
  • Loneliness in pregnant and postpartum women and parents of children aged five years or younger: A scoping review protocol. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Poster, Presented, 2020.
  • Some Key Questions: Reproductive justice and & preventive reproductive healthcare. Research on Capitol Hill. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Reproductive health goals and support experienced by women with disability. American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Reproductive Health Goals and Support Experienced by Women with Disability. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptive use within 6 months of first birth and interpregnancy interval. Society of Family Planning Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Long-acting reversible contraceptive use within 6 months of first birth and interpregnancy interval. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Utah women with bleeding disorders: experiences with pregnancy and childbirth. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Interpregnancy interval, LARC use, and preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Causes of discontinuation of fertility treatments in Utah. Sex & Gender in Women's Health Research Symposium. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Barriers and facilitators to One Key Question use for improving preconception and contraceptive counseling for communities of color in Utah. Sex & Gender in Women's Health Research Symposium. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Causes of Discontinuation of Fertility Treatments in Utah. Utah Public Health Association Conference. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Causes of Discontinuation of Fertility Treatments in Utah. Western Institute of Nursing Conference. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Some Key Questions: Reproductive justice and & preventive reproductive healthcare. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Utah women with bleeding disorders: experiences with pregnancy and childbirth. Undergraduate Research Symposium. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Some Key Questions: Reproductive Justice and Preventive Reproductive Healthcare. National Student Nurses’ Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Causes of Discontinuation of Fertility Treatments in Utah. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Barriers and facilitators to One Key Question use for improving preconception and contraceptive counseling for communities of color in Utah. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Using Motivation And Problem Solving (MAPS) to enhance Diabetes Prevention Program participation among reproductive-age women. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Using Motivation And Problem Solving (MAPS) to enhance Diabetes Prevention Program participation among reproductive-age women. Driving out Diabetes Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2019.
  • Identifying facilitators and barriers to pregnancy intention screening among community health workers. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2018.
  • Identifying barriers to accessing maternal health care in rural Morocco: A qualitative study. CUGH Conference: Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Perceived barriers to healthy behaviors among urban and rural women. Western Institute of Nursing Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Drug-related pregnancy-associated deaths in Utah, 2005-2014. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2017.
  • Does eating together promote health in women? The frequency of family meals among rural Utah families and the association between daily family meals and women's health. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Using community wellness coaches in a faith-based setting to promote holistic health and address health disparities. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders: The ripple effect of improving obesity-related behaviors through partnerships and community wellness coaches. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Blood pressure changes during a 12 month wellness coaching program among Utah women of color. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Differences in perceived barriers to healthy eating and physical activity in urban women of color and rural white women. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Impact of a 12-month wellness coaching program on soda and water consumption in women of color. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Initial generalist versus subspecialist provider for fertility treatment, use of invasive treatment, and time to pregnancy. 42nd Annual STFM Conference on Medical Student Education. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Simonsen SE. Healthy women lead healthy families: Impact of a community wellness coaching program for women on the health behaviors of their family members. Poster session presented at 2016 Women’s Health Congress, Washington, D.C. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Healthy women lead healthy families: Impact of a community wellness coaching program for women on the health behaviors of their family members. Women’s Health Congress. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • The nexus between health and time use among racially and ethnically diverse women: Implications for culturally sensitive policy. Population Association of America Conference. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Boltz, M, Standford, J, Sanders, J, Simonsen, S. Initial generalist versus subspecialist provider for fertility treatment, use of invasive treatment, and time to pregnancy. Poster session presented at 42nd Annnual STFM Conference on Medical Student Education, Phoenix, AZ. Poster, Presented, 2016.
  • Food insecurity, obesity, and obesity-related health behaviors in five diverse Utah communities. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Community partners working on wellness: Gendered perceptions on food and fitness decisions. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • Training community wellness coaches: Experiences, challenges, and successes. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2015.
  • An economic assessment of a coaching intervention to increase wellness activities among culturally diverse women. Utah Public Health Association Annual Conference. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Gender norms and obesity-related health behaviors in five diverse Utah communities. Women's Health 2014: The 22nd Annual Congress. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Woman-to-woman coaching: An innovative program for community outreach in underserved populations. Women's Health 2014: The 21st Annual Congress, Washington. Poster, Presented, 2014.
  • Coaching women to prevent diabetes. International Diabetes Federation Congress. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Cashdan E, Scholand MB, Simonsen SE. CRAM- Clinical Research and Methods: Sex/Gender Differences in Research: Why it Matters. Poster session presented at Clinical Research and Methods, Health Sciences Education Bldg, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Embrace the future: Hug a community wellness coach. Utah Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Mukundente V, Davis FA, Lee D, Rickard S, Napia E, Tavake-Pasi F, Nash I, Sunada G, Chirpich M, Johnston L, Stark LA, Keen K, Aiono H, Alder S, Simonsen SE, Ralls B, Digre K. Embrace the Future: Hug a Community Wellness Coach. Poster session presented at Utah Public Health Association, Ogden, Utah. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Community wellness coaches: An innovative program for supporting women in communities with health disparities in making healthy lifestyle changes. Science of Community Engaged Research: Future Directions: 6th Annual Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) National Conference. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Napia E, Mukundente V, Davis FA, Lee D, Rickard S, Pasi F, nash I, Digre K, Eisenman P, Aiono H, Johnston L, Alder S, Stark LA, Simonsen SE, Keen K, sunada G, Ralls B. Woman-to-Woman Coaching: An Innovative Program for Community Outreach in Underserved Populations. Poster session presented at Womens' Health: The 21st Annual Congress, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 2013.
  • Living in a choice environment: Empowering women to make sustainable behavioral changes. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Mukundente V, Davis FA, Lee D, Rickard S, Napia E, Tavake-Pasi F, Nash, I, Sunada G, Chirpich M, Johnston L, Stark L, Keen K, Aiono H, Alder S, Simonsen SE, Ralls B, Digre K. Oral Presentation: Academic Heads with Community Faces. Poster session presented at Oral Presentation at American Public health Association, Oct, 2012, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Mukundente V, Davis FA, Lee D, Rickard S, Napia E, Tavake-Pasi F, Nash I, sunada G, Chrpich M, Johnston L, Stark L, Keen K, Aiono H, Alder S, Simonsen SE, Ralls B, Digre K. Oral Presentation: Living in a Choice Environment: Empowering Women to Make Sustainable Behavioral Changes. Poster session presented at Oral Presentation at the American Public Health Association, Oct 2012, San Francisco, CA. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Mukundente V, Davis FA, Lee D, Rickard S, Napia E, Tavake-Pasi F, Nash I, Sunada G, Chirpich M, Johnston L, Stark L, Keen K, Aiono H, Alder S, Simonsen SE, Ralls B, Digre K. Voices from the Community Faces of utah: Gender Based Perspectives on Obesity and Healthy Weight Promotion (2012). Poster session presented at Utah Public Health Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Voices from the Community Faces of Utah: Gender based perspectives on obesity and healthy weight promotion. Utah Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Voices from the community faces of Utah: Gender-based perspective on obesity and healthy weight promotion. 20th Annual Women's Health Congress. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Simonsen SE, Ralls B, Digre K, Mukundente V, Davis FA, Rickard S, Napia E, Lee D, Tavake-Pasi F, Nash I, Sunada G, Chirpich M, Johnston L, Stark L, Keen K, Aiono H, Alder S. Voices from the Community Faces of Utah: Gender-Based Perspective on Obesity and Healthy Weight Promotion. Poster session presented at Annual Women's Health Congress, Washington, DC. Poster, Presented, 2012.
  • Simonsen SE, Lyon JL, Porucznik CA, Stanford JB, Esplin MS, Varner MW.. Differences between multiparous Utah women experiencing recurrent vs. first preterm birth in their second and third live births. Poster session presented at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 21, 2011. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Simonsen SE, Lyon JL, Porucznik CA, Stanford JB, Esplin MS, Varner MW. Differences between multiparous Utah women experiencing recurrent vs. first preterm birth in their second and third live births. Poster session presented at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Differences between multiparous Utah women experiencing recurrent vs. first preterm birth in their second and third live births. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2011.
  • Lactogenesis in early versus standard postpartum use of the Etonogestrel Contraceptive Implant. Society of Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2010.
  • The "Latina Epidemiologic Paradox": Contrasting patterns of adverse birth outcomes in US-born and foreign-born Latinas. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Does emergency contraception choice impact effective contraception 1 month later? A prospective comparison of the copper IUD and oral levonorgestrel. Reproductive Health Scientific Conference. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • What? No positives? Feasibility of HIV screening using rapid tests among ED patients in Utah. HIV Prevention Conference. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • A survey of women obtaining emergency contraception: Are they interested in using the copper IUD? Reproductive Health Scientific Conference. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • U USE IT (University Undergraduates' Sexual Education—Investigating Teachings survey) to evaluate sexual health education and practice. Reproductive Health Scientific Conference. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Pestotnik ML, Fronberg RA, Ries KM, McCowan CL, Rosado H, Simonsen SE, Kim H. What? No positives? Feasibility of HIV screening using rapid tests among ED patients in Utah. Poster session presented at HIV Prevention Conference. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • U USE IT (University Undergraduates' Sexual Education—Investigating Teachings survey) to evaluate students' perceptions of virginity. Reproductive Health Scientific Conference. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • The apparent stillborn: Risk factors, incidence, and neonatal outcome. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Wilder S, Simonsen SE, Nelson K, Rose N. The apparent stillborn: Risk factors, incidence, and neonatal outcome. Poster session presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine. Poster, Presented, 2009.
  • Cross-sectional population-based assessment of outcomes of fertility treatment in three states. American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s Annual meeting. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Gibson K, Jones K, Simonsen SE, Gurtcheff S, Van Horn J, Murphy PA, Turok D. When Good Contraception Goes Bad: A Case Series of Operative IUD Removals Involving Perforations, Difficult Extractions, and Pregnancy. Poster session presented at Reproductive Health 2008. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Simonson SE, Baksh L, Stanford JB. Infertility treatment among PRAMS respondents: 2004-2005.. Poster session presented at Society for Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Hulinsky B, Kasterler C, Wilson J, Tanner K, Hafen LB, Simonsen SE, Rose NC. Adaptation and integration of a perinatal hospice service in the Maternal Fetal Medicine setting. Poster session presented at American College of Medical Genetics. Poster, Presented, 2008.
  • Porucznik CA, Simonsen SE, Drake H, Joy EA. Carriage of Neisseria meningitidis among college athletes. Poster session presented at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2006.
  • Simonsen S, Esplin MS, Varner MW, White G. Maternal obstetric history as a predictor of subsequent preterm birth. Poster session presented at Society for Gynecologic Investigation Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2006.
  • Simonsen S, Lyon JL, Alder S, Varner M. The effect of grand multiparity and maternal age on intrapartum and neonatal complications. Poster session presented at Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2005.
  • Simonsen SE, Lyon JL, Alder S, Varner M. Intrapartum complications in the young grand multipara. Poster session presented at Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Conference. Poster, Presented, 2005.
  • Intrapartum complications in the young grand multipara. Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2005.
  • Simonsen SE, Kinney AY. Cancer genetics needs assessment: Barriers to epidemiological study recruitment and access to care among first-generation Latinos. Poster session presented at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2004.
  • Robbins E, Simonsen SE, Hatch B, Jones S, Gren L, Hegmann K, Lyon J. Cellulitis incidence in a population based cohort. Poster session presented at Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting. Poster, Presented, 2004.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • ONE KEY QUESTION. PI: - 2018. Total project budget to date:

Publications

  • Willis SK, Simonsen SE, Hemmert RB (date unknown). Food Insecurity and the Risk of Obesity, Depression, and Self-Rated Health in Women. Women's health reports (New Rochelle, N.Y.). Vol. 1, 308-317. Accepted, .
  • Gibson B, Simonsen S, Barton J (date unknown). Motivation and Problem Solving Versus Mobile 360° Videos to Promote Enrollment in the National Diabetes Prevention Program's Lifestyle Change Program Among People With Prediabetes: Protocol for a Randomized Trial. JMIR research protocols. Vol. 10, e28884. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Kepka D, Thompson J, Warner EL, Snyder M, Ries KM (date unknown). Preventive health care among HIV positive women in a Utah HIV/AIDS clinic: a retrospective cohort study. BMC women's health. Vol. 14, 37. Accepted, .
  • Tobin SY, Cornier MA, White MH (date unknown). The effects of acute exercise on appetite and energy intake in men and women. Physiology & behavior. Vol. 241, 113562. Accepted, .
  • Mannix TR, Austin SD, Baayd JL, Simonsen SE (date unknown). A Community Needs Assessment of Urban Utah American Indians and Alaska Natives. Journal of community health. Vol. 43, 1217-1227. Accepted, .
  • Hawkins ML, Buys SS, Gren LH, Simonsen SE, Kirchhoff AC, Hashibe M (date unknown). Do cancer survivors develop healthier lifestyle behaviors than the cancer-free population in the PLCO study?. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice. Vol. 11, 233-245. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Baksh L, Stanford JB (date unknown). Infertility treatment in a population-based sample: 2004-2005. Maternal and child health journal. Vol. 16, 877-86. Accepted, .
  • Najmabadi S, Schliep KC, Simonsen SE (date unknown). Cervical mucus patterns and the fertile window in women without known subfertility: a pooled analysis of three cohorts. Human reproduction (Oxford, England). Vol. 36, 1784-1795. Accepted, .
  • Buder I, Zick C, Waitzman N, Simonsen S, Sunada G, Digre K (date unknown). It Takes a Village Coach: Cost-Effectiveness of an Intervention to Improve Diet and Physical Activity Among Minority Women. Journal of physical activity & health. Vol. 15, 819-826. Accepted, .
  • Stanford JB, Simonsen SE, Baksh L (date unknown). Fertility treatments and adverse perinatal outcomes in a population-based sampling of births in Florida, Maryland, and Utah: a cross-sectional study. BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology. Vol. 123, 718-29. Accepted, .
  • Thomas FS, Stanford JB, Sanders JN, Gurtcheff SE, Gibson M, Porucznik CA, Simonsen SE (date unknown). Development and initial validation of a fertility experiences questionnaire. Reproductive health. Vol. 12, 62. Accepted, .
  • Kent-Marvick J, Simonsen S (date unknown). Loneliness in pregnant and postpartum people and parents of children aged 5 years or younger: a scoping review protocol. Systematic reviews. Vol. 9, 213. Accepted, .
  • Baayd J, Simonsen SE (date unknown). Identifying barriers to accessing skilled maternal health care in rural Morocco. African journal of reproductive health. Vol. 25, 20-28. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SB, Chorkendorff I, Dahl S, Skoglundh M, Sehested J, Helveg S (date unknown). Direct observations of oxygen-induced platinum nanoparticle ripening studied by in situ TEM. Journal of the American Chemical Society. Vol. 132, 7968-75. Accepted, .
  • Najmabadi S, Schliep KC, Simonsen SE (date unknown). Menstrual bleeding, cycle length, and follicular and luteal phase lengths in women without known subfertility: A pooled analysis of three cohorts. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology. Vol. 34, 318-327. Accepted, .
  • Zick CD, Buder I, Waitzman NJ, Simonsen S, Digre K (date unknown). The nexus between health and time use among racially and ethnically diverse women. Ethnicity & health. Vol. 24, 147-167. Accepted, .
  • Gawron LM, Simonsen S, Millar MM (date unknown). Pregnancy Risk Screening and Counseling for Women Veterans: Piloting the One Key Question in the Veterans Healthcare Administration. Southern medical journal. Vol. 114, 150-155. Accepted, .
  • Thomas FS, Stanford JB, Sanders JN, Gurtcheff SE, Gibson M, Porucznik CA, Simonsen SE (date unknown). Development and initial validation of a fertility experiences questionnaire. Reproductive health. Vol. 12, 62. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Baksh L, Stanford JB (date unknown). Infertility treatment in a population-based sample: 2004-2005. Maternal and child health journal. Vol. 16, 877-86. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Baksh L, Stanford JB (date unknown). Infertility treatment in a population-based sample: 2004-2005. Maternal and child health journal. Vol. 16, 877-86. Accepted, .
  • Gibson B, Simonsen S, Jensen JD, Yingling L (date unknown). Mobile Virtual Reality Versus Mobile 360° Video to Promote Enrollment in the Diabetes Prevention Program Among Hispanic Adults: Pilot Study. JMIR diabetes. Vol. 7, e26013. Accepted, .
  • Charron E, Tahsin F, Balto R (date unknown). Provider Perspectives of Barriers to Contraceptive Access and Use among Women with Substance Use Disorders. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Vol. 32, 165-172. Accepted, .
  • Ahad F (date unknown). Assessing the Likelihood of Having a Regular Health Care Provider among African American and African Immigrant Women. Ethnicity & Disease. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Ralls B, Guymon A, Garrett T, Eisenman P, Villalta J, Tavake-Pasi OF, Mukundente V, Davis FA, Digre K, Hayes S, Alexander S, (date unknown). Addressing Health Disparities from Within the Community: Community-Based Participatory Research and Community Health Worker Policy Initiatives Using a Gender-Based Approach. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. Vol. 27 Suppl 1, S46-S53. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Kepka D, Thompson J, Warner EL, Snyder M, Ries KM (date unknown). Preventive health care among HIV positive women in a Utah HIV/AIDS clinic: a retrospective cohort study. BMC women's health. Vol. 14, 37. Accepted, .
  • Simonsen SE, Kepka D, Thompson J, Warner EL, Snyder M, Ries KM (date unknown). Preventive health care among HIV positive women in a Utah HIV/AIDS clinic: a retrospective cohort study. BMC women's health. Vol. 14, 37. Accepted, .
  • Rizk AH, Simonsen SE, Roberts L, Taylor-Swanson L, Lemoine JB, Smid M (date unknown). Maternity Care for Pregnant Women with Opioid Use Disorder: A Review. Journal of midwifery & women's health. Vol. 64, 532-544. Accepted, .
  • Najmabadi S, Schliep KC, Simonsen SE, Porucznik CA, Egger MJ, Stanford JB (date unknown). Menstrual bleeding, cycle length, and follicular and luteal phase lengths in women without known subfertility: A pooled analysis of three cohorts. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology. Accepted, .
  • Parsons BG, Gren LH, Simonsen SE, Harding G, Grossman D, Wu YP (date unknown). Opportunities for Skin Cancer Prevention Education among Individuals Attending a Community Skin Cancer Screening in a High-Risk Catchment Area. Journal of community health. Vol. 43, 212-219. Accepted, .
  • Hemmert R, Schliep KC, Willis S, Peterson CM, Louis GB, Allen-Brady K, Simonsen SE, Stanford JB, Byun J, Smith KR (date unknown). Modifiable life style factors and risk for incident endometriosis. Paediatric and perinatal epidemiology. Vol. 33, 19-25. Accepted, .
  • Litchman ML (date unknown). What Women With Disabilities Write in Personal Blogs About Pregnancy and Early Motherhood: Qualitative Analysis of Blogs. JMIR Pediatr Parent. Accepted, .
  • Boltz MW, Sanders JN, Simonsen SE, Stanford JB (date unknown). Fertility Treatment, Use of in Vitro Fertilization, and Time to Live Birth Based on Initial Provider Type. (pp. 230-238). Vol. 30. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM. Accepted, .
  • Turok DK, Jacobson JC, Dermish AI, Simonsen SE, Gurtcheff S, McFadden M, Murphy PA (date unknown). Emergency contraception with a copper IUD or oral levonorgestrel: an observational study of 1-year pregnancy rates. (pp. 222-8). Vol. 89. Contraception. Accepted, .
  • Tobin SY, Cornier MA, White MH (date unknown). Corrigendum to "The effects of acute exercise on appetite and energy intake in Men and Women". (pp. 113774). Physiology & behavior. Accepted, .
  • Tobin SY, Cornier MA, White MH (date unknown). Corrigendum to "The effects of acute exercise on appetite and energy intake in Men and Women". (pp. 113774). Physiology & behavior. Accepted, .
  • Tobin SY, Cornier MA, White MH (date unknown). Corrigendum to "The effects of acute exercise on appetite and energy intake in Men and Women". (pp. 113774). Physiology & behavior. Accepted, .
  • Turok DK, Jacobson JC, Dermish AI, Simonsen SE, Gurtcheff S, McFadden M, Murphy PA (date unknown). Emergency contraception with a copper IUD or oral levonorgestrel: an observational study of 1-year pregnancy rates. (pp. 222-8). Vol. 89. Contraception. Accepted, .
  • Turok DK, Jacobson JC, Dermish AI, Simonsen SE, Gurtcheff S, McFadden M, Murphy PA (date unknown). Emergency contraception with a copper IUD or oral levonorgestrel: an observational study of 1-year pregnancy rates. (pp. 222-8). Vol. 89. Contraception. Accepted, .