Stacey Simon, PhD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Photo
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Florida (2011)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University (OH) (2005)
Internship:
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program, Psychology (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • 4P Early Career Stage Clinical Investigator Award, Sleep Research Society (2017)
  • Sleep Research Network Travel Award, Sleep Research Network (2016)

Research Interests

My research is focused on better understanding the negative health effects of poor sleep in children and adolescents.

Publications

  • Ingram DG, Jesteadt L, Crisp C, Simon SL. Perceived challenges in pediatric narcolepsy: a survey of parents, youth, and sleep physicians. J Clin Sleep Med. 2020 Sep 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32895119
  • Carmody JK, Simon SL, Mara CA, Byars KC. Validation and confirmatory factor analysis of the pediatric Adherence Barriers to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Questionnaire. Sleep Med. 2020 Oct;74:1-8. PubMed PMID: 32828897
  • Benson J, Severn C, Hudnut-Beumler J, Simon SL, Abramson N, Shomaker LB, Gulley LD, Taylor A, Kelsey MM, Nadeau KJ, Zeitler PS, Pyle L, Cree-Green M. Depression in Girls With Obesity and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and/or Type 2 Diabetes. Can J Diabetes. 2020 Aug;44(6):507-513. PubMed PMID: 32792104
  • Cree-Green M, Carreau AM, Davis SM, Frohnert BI, Kaar JL, Ma NS, Nokoff NJ, Reusch JEB, Simon SL, Nadeau KJ. Peer mentoring for professional and personal growth in academic medicine. J Investig Med. 2020 Aug;68(6):1128-1134. PubMed PMID: 32641352
  • Kaar JL, Schmiege SJ, Kalkwarf HJ, Woo JG, Daniels SR, Simon SL. Longitudinal Assessment of Sleep Trajectories during Early Childhood and Their Association with Obesity. Child Obes. 2020 Apr;16(3):211-217. PubMed PMID: 31750742
  • Simon SL, Ferris KA, Durkin K, Riekert K, Duncan C. Accuracy of Body Size Estimation in Youth with Cystic Fibrosis and Association with Health-Related Quality of Life. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2020 Sep;27(3):459-466. PubMed PMID: 31728881
  • Simon S, Rahat H, Carreau AM, Garcia-Reyes Y, Halbower A, Pyle L, Nadeau KJ, Cree-Green M. Poor Sleep Is Related to Metabolic Syndrome Severity in Adolescents With PCOS and Obesity. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 Apr 1;105(4). PubMed PMID: 31901092
  • Stark LJ, Filigno SS, Kichler JC, Bolling C, Ratcliff MB, Robson SM, Simon SL, McCullough MB, Clifford LM, Stough CO, Zion C, Mara CA. Maintenance Following a Randomized Trial of a Clinic and Home-based Behavioral Intervention of Obesity in Preschoolers. J Pediatr. 2019 Oct;213:128-136.e3. PubMed PMID: 31230889
  • Simon SL, Diniz Behn C, Laikin A, Kaar JL, Rahat H, Cree-Green M, Wright KP Jr, Nadeau KJ. Sleep & Circadian Health are Associated with Mood & Behavior in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. Behav Sleep Med. 2019 Jun 20;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31218887
  • Simon SL, Goetz AR, Meier M, Brinton J, Zion C, Stark LJ. Sleep duration and bedtime in preschool-age children with obesity: Relation to BMI and diet following a weight management intervention. Pediatr Obes. 2019 Nov;14(11):e12555. PubMed PMID: 31215768
  • Simon SL, McWhirter L, Diniz Behn C, Bubar KM, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Carreau AM, Wright KP, Nadeau KJ, Cree-Green M. Morning Circadian Misalignment Is Associated With Insulin Resistance in Girls With Obesity and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Aug 1;104(8):3525-3534. PubMed PMID: 30888398
  • Robson SM, Ziegler ML, McCullough MB, Stough CO, Zion C, Simon SL, Ittenbach RF, Stark LJ. Changes in diet quality and home food environment in preschool children following weight management. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2019 Feb 4;16(1):16. PubMed PMID: 30717746
  • Simon SL, Behn CD, Cree-Green M, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Hawkins SMM, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Wright KP Jr, Nadeau KJ. Too Late and Not Enough: School Year Sleep Duration, Timing, and Circadian Misalignment Are Associated with Reduced Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. J Pediatr. 2019 Feb;205:257-264.e1. PubMed PMID: 30497764
  • Simon SL, Behn CD, Cree-Green M, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Hawkins SMM, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Wright KP Jr, Nadeau KJ. Too Late and Not Enough: School Year Sleep Duration, Timing, and Circadian Misalignment Are Associated with Reduced Insulin Sensitivity in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. J Pediatr. 2018 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30497764
  • Kaar JL, Schmiege SJ, Vadiveloo M, Simon SL, Tovar A. Sleep duration mediates the relationship between health behavior patterns and obesity. Sleep Health. 2018 Oct;4(5):442-447. PubMed PMID: 30241659
  • Simon SL, Vigers T, Campbell K, Pyle L, Branscomb R, Nadeau KJ, Chan CL. Reduced insulin sensitivity is correlated with impaired sleep in adolescents with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Diabetes. 2018 Nov;19(7):1183-1190. PubMed PMID: 30022572
  • Stark LJ, Spear Filigno S, Bolling C, Ratcliff MB, Kichler JC, Robson SM, Simon SL, McCullough MB, Clifford LM, Odar Stough C, Zion C, Ittenbach RF. Clinic and Home-Based Behavioral Intervention for Obesity in Preschoolers: A Randomized Trial. J Pediatr. 2018 Jan;192:115-121.e1. PubMed PMID: 29150147
  • Odar Stough C, McCullough MB, Robson SL, Bolling C, Spear Filigno S, Kichler JC, Zion C, Clifford LM, Simon SL, Ittenbach RF, Stark LJ. Are Preschoolers Meeting the Mark? Comparing the Dietary, Activity, and Sleep Behaviors of Preschoolers With Obesity to National Recommendations. J Pediatr Psychol. 2018 May 1;43(4):452-463. PubMed PMID: 29048553
  • Odar Stough C, McCullough MB, Robson SL, Bolling C, Spear Filigno S, Kichler JC, Zion C, Clifford LM, Simon SL, Ittenbach RF, Stark LJ. Are Preschoolers Meeting the Mark? Comparing the Dietary, Activity, and Sleep Behaviors of Preschoolers With Obesity to National Recommendations. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 Oct 17. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29048553
  • Kaar JL, Simon SL, Schmiege SJ, Nadeau KJ, Kelsey MM. Adolescent's Health Behaviors and Risk for Insulin Resistance: A Review of the Literature. Curr Diab Rep. 2017 Jul;17(7):49. PubMed PMID: 28526994
  • Byars KC, Simon SL. American Academy of Pediatrics 2016 Safe Sleep Practices: Implications for Pediatric Behavioral Sleep Medicine. Behav Sleep Med. 2017 May-Jun;15(3):175-179. PubMed PMID: 28296540
  • Stark LJ, Filigno SS, Bolling C, Ratcliff MB, Kichler JC, Robson SL, Simon SL, McCullough MB, Clifford LM, Stough CO, Zion C, Ittenbach RF. Learning about Activity and Understanding Nutrition for Child Health (LAUNCH): Rationale, design, and implementation of a randomized clinical trial of a family-based pediatric weight management program for preschoolers. Contemp Clin Trials. 2017 Jan;52:10-19. PubMed PMID: 27777128
  • Byars KC, Simon SL, Peugh J, Beebe DW. Validation of a Brief Insomnia Severity Measure in Youth Clinically Referred for Sleep Evaluation. J Pediatr Psychol. 2017 May 1;42(4):466-475. PubMed PMID: 27694574
  • Stark LJ, Filigno SS, Bolling C, Ratcliff MB, Kichler JC, Robson SL, Simon SL, McCullough MB, Clifford LM, Stough CO, Zion C, Ittenbach RF. Learning about Activity and Understanding Nutrition for Child Health (LAUNCH): Rationale, design, and implementation of a randomized clinical trial of a family-based pediatric weight management program for preschoolers. Contemp Clin Trials. 2016 Oct 21. PubMed PMID: 27777128
  • Byars KC, Simon SL, Peugh J, Beebe DW. Validation of a Brief Insomnia Severity Measure in Youth Clinically Referred for Sleep Evaluation. J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Sep 30. PubMed PMID: 27694574
  • Hawkins SM, Jensen EL, Simon SL, Friedman NR. Correlates of Pediatric CPAP Adherence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 Jun 15;12(6):879-84. PubMed PMID: 27092702
  • Stark LJ, Opipari-Arrigan L, Filigno SS, Simon SL, Leonard A, Mogayzel PJ, Rausch J, Zion C, Powers SW. Web-Based Intervention for Nutritional Management in Cystic Fibrosis: Development, Usability, and Pilot Trial. J Pediatr Psychol. 2016 Jun;41(5):510-21. PubMed PMID: 26582520
  • Kumar, T.R., Reusch, J.E.B., Kohrt, W.M., Regensteiner, J.G., … Simon, S.L., Wherry, S. (in press). Sex differences across the lifespan: A focus on cardiometabolism. Journal of Women’s Health.
  • Simon, S.L, Clay, D.L., Chandrasekhar, J.L.*, & Duncan, C.L. (in press). Gender bias in pediatric psychology. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.
  • Kaar, J.L., Morelli., N.*, Russell, S.P.*, Talker, I.*, Moore, J.M., Inge, T.H., Nadeau, K.J., Hawkins, S.M.M., Aloia, M.S., & Simon, S.L. (in press). Obstructive sleep apnea and early weight loss among adolescents undergoing bariatric surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases.
View All (30 Total) View Less

Professional Memberships

  • Society of Pediatric Psychology, Member
  • Sleep Research Society, Member
  • Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychology
  • Sleep Medicine, Board Certification
  • Psychology, License (0001)
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine, Board Certification (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Sleep Apnea
Clinical Interests
I work with infants, children, adolescents, and their families on behavioral management of sleep problems, including insomnia (difficulty falling and/or staying asleep), circadian rhythm sleep disorders, and obstructive sleep apnea.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Florida (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University (OH) (2005)
Internships:
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University Program (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Program, Psychology (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pulmonary Medicine
;