Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG

Dr. Moore Simas is Professor of Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Quantitative Health Sciences, and Chair and Research Division Chief of the UMass Medical School/UMass Memorial Health Ob/Gyn Department. She is an academic specialist in Ob/Gyn, physician-scientist, and educator.  She is the founding Engagement Director of MCPAP for Moms, a first in nation state-wide program that enhances the capacity of front-line providers to address perinatal mental health and substance use disorders.  MCPAP for Moms has impacted national policy resulting in HRSA-awards to 7 states, with an additional states or health care systems through different funding mechanisms, having or developing similar programs. Dr. Moore Simas is medical director of Lifeline4Moms, a program founded to provide technical assistance for others developing perinatal psychiatry access programs, and as a research home to further advance innovations in integrating obstetric and mental health care.   Dr. Moore Simas has a federally funded research portfolio and has served/serves on national committees including the Council’s Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle Work Group, and the American College of Ob/Gyn Maternal Mental Health Expert Work Group (Co-Chair).  Her academic achievements have led to over 100 peer reviewed publications, and national presentations.

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