Dr. Eduardo Simoes is a researcher, educator and leader.
Simoes conducts research related to health management and informatics: acquiring, analyzing and protecting patient information and the technology used in the process. Among other topics, he examines methods to improve health care planning, policy development, management and evaluation; information technology for monitoring preventable disease; public health programs; and global health initiatives.
At the University of Missouri, Simoes teaches courses in epidemiology (disease incidence and control), preventive medicine and public health applications of information technology. Before joining MU in 2011, he provided leadership for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, directing the Division of Adult and Community Health’s Prevention Research Center Program Office. Prior to that, Simoes served the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as chief epidemiologist.
Simoes has published more than 26 reports, 136 peer reviewed articles and 13 book chapters in the health field. He has presented at more than 150 national and international conferences, 48 as invited speaker. He has obtained $21 million in external funding for research. He has consulted for numerous organizations including the World Bank, World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization and ministries of health of Mexico, Brazil, Japan, China and Italy. He is a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.
Dr. Eduardo Simoes is the Stuart Wesbury Distinguished Professor, Alumni Distinguished Professor and chair of Health Management and Informatics in the School of Medicine.
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- Prevention of non-communicable and communicable diseases
- Health promotion
- Reduction of aging-related functional limitation
- Biomedical informatics (Precision Medicine inclusive)
- Effectiveness of healthcare
- Health policy, public health and population health
Areas of Expertise
- Preventive medicine
- Public health
- Academic research
- Graduate training in preventive medicine
- Public health and epidemiology
Education & Training
1981, MD, Universidade de Pernambuco, Faculdade de Medicina
1981, Recife, Hospital da Restauracao, Hospital Maternidade-Cisam
1983, Recife, Hospital Oswaldo Cruz
Awards & Honors
- Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (2012-current)
- Awarded a nomination certificate for the 2003 "CDC-ATDSDR Charles C. Shepard Science Award" for published research: Clinical Bronchiolitis Obliterans in Workers at a Microwave-Popcorn Plant. In The New England Journal of Medicine 2002; 347:330-8.
- Awarded Honorable Mention certificate for the 2003 NIOSH, The Alice Hamilton Award for Occupational Safety and Health: Clinical Bronchiolitis Obliterans in Workers at a Microwave-Popcorn Plant. In The New England Journal of Medicine 2002; 347:330-8.
- Awarded a nomination certificate for the 1997 "CDC-ATDSDR Charles C. Shepard Science Award" for published research: The Association between Fruits and Vegetables Intake and Chronic Disease Risk Factors. In Epidemiology 1996; 7:161-65.
- Awarded the Global Health Achievement Group for superior accomplishment in supporting the Field Epidemiology Training Program and substantial public health impact in Brazil. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Coordinating Office of Global Health, 1999.
- Awarded a certificate of appreciation for outstanding and dedicated services to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and the citizens of Missouri. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, February 21, 2003.
- Awarded a “Dedication Award”, Health Management and Informatics Graduate Student Association (HMIGSA), University of Missouri, May 2013.