Dr. Tiffany A. Moore Simas
Tiffany A. Moore Simas, MD, MPH, MEd, FACOG is an academic specialist in Ob/Gyn, physician-scientist, educator, and leader. She uses adult education principles to inform population, practice, and provider-level initiatives and interventions designed to address and improve the health of maternal-offspring dyads, focused on and with expertise in perinatal mental health. She is an Associate Professor of Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry and Vice Chair of the Department of Ob/Gyn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She is lead obstetric liaison of MCPAP for Moms, a first in nation state-wide program that enhances the capacity of front-line providers to address maternal mental health through trainings, telephonic consultation, and care coordination. MCPAP for Moms is an award-winning, sustainable and reproducible innovative service delivery model that has impacted state and national policy. Dr. Moore Simas is also medical director of Lifeline4Moms, a program founded to provide technical assistance for others interested in developing MCPAP for Moms type 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 focused on addressing perinatal mental health in obstetric settings. She serves on several national advisory boards and expert work groups including the Council on Patient Safety in Women’s Health Care Maternal Mental Health Safety Bundle Work Group, the American College of Ob/Gyn Maternal Mental Health Expert Work Group, the Maternal Mental Health Leadership Alliance and others. Her academic achievements have led to over 100 peer reviewed publications, book chapters, and national presentations, in additional to national awards.