Donald C. Simonson, MPH, ScD, MD, MBA

Lecturer on Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Lecturer on Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital/EH&E

Donald C. Simonson, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D. is a member of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Lecturer on Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his BA and MD degrees from Yale University, and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Yale in 1983. After 4 years on the faculty at Yale, he became Head of the Section on Clinical Physiology at Joslin Diabetes Center in 1987, and Chief of Diabetes and Metabolism at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in 1992, both in Boston. While on a mid-career sabbatical, he received an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, and an MPH in Health Policy and Management and an Sc.D. in Epidemiology from Harvard. His research interests have focused on diabetes, obesity and related metabolic disorders, particularly studies involving patient-centered outcomes, quality of life and cost-effectiveness.