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Stacey L Simon

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus

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    Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OHBA2005Psychology & Music
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FLMS2008Clinical & Health Psychology
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FLPhD2011Clinical & Health Psychology
    Nationwide Children's Hospital/Ohio State University, Columbus, OH2011Pediatric Psychology Internship
    Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH2013Post-Doctoral Fellowship
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    20174P Early Career Stage Clinical Investigator Award, Sleep Research Society
    2016Sleep Research Network Travel Award, Sleep Research Network

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    My research focuses on mechanisms underlying the negative cardiometabolic consequences of insufficient sleep and circadian misalignment in adolescents. Short sleep duration and circadian misalignment are believed to contribute to health problems, including obesity and insulin resistance. Adolescence is a time of chronic short sleep duration and a propensity for delayed circadian phase. However, imposed early school start times mean that adolescents are often unable to avoid going to bed late, yet are woken early in the morning during their biological night and out of synchronization with their circadian rhythm. Yet, a gap remains with little information on the relationship between sleep and circadian rhythms and health in adolescents. My current research studies are examining the associations between sleep duration and insulin sensitivity in adolescents, including healthy youth, and teens with obesity, type 1, and type 2 diabetes.

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         (Stacey L. Simon)Nov 1, 2014 - Apr 30, 2016
    Center for Women's Health Research
    The Role of Circadian Factors & Sleep Disordered Breathing on Insulin Resistance in Girls with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
    Role: PI

         (Stacey L. Simon)May 6, 2015 - Jun 30, 2017
    Children’s Hospital Colorado & Colorado School of Mines
    Investigating the Relationship between Circadian Phase and Insulin Resistance in Obese Adolescents
    Role: Co-PI (Diniz Behn)

         (Jill Kaar)Jul 1, 2016 - Jun 30, 2018
    American Heart Association
    Influence of Sleep Duration on Health Behavior Patterns and Childhood Obesity Risk
    Role: Co-I

    2K12HD057022-11     (Stacey L. Simon)Nov 1, 2017 - Sep 16, 2018
    Impact of Sleep Extension on Insulin Sensitivity and Dietary Intake in Adolescents
    Role: PI

    K23DK117021     (SIMON, STACEY LYNN)Sep 17, 2018 - Aug 31, 2022
    Impact of Sleep Extension on Insulin Sensitivity and Dietary Intake in Adolescents
    Role: Principal Investigator

         (Stacey L. Simon)May 1, 2019 - Apr 30, 2020
    Sleep, Glycemic Control, and Insulin Resistance in Youth with Type 1 Diabetes
    Role: PI

         (Stacey L. Simon)Aug 1, 2019 - Jul 31, 2021
    Sleep, Glycemic Control, and Insulin Resistance in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
    Role: PI

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    1. 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 Jul 07. PMID: 32641352.
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    2. 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 01; 105(4). PMID: 31901092.
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    3. 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. PMID: 31750742.
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    4. 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. 2019 Nov 14. PMID: 31728881.
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    5. 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 08 01; 104(8):3525-3534. PMID: 30888398.
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    6. 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 10; 213:128-136.e3. PMID: 31230889.
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    7. Simon SL, Diniz Behn C, Laikin A, Kaar JL, Rahat H, Cree-Green M, Wright KP, Nadeau KJ. Sleep & Circadian Health are Associated with Mood & Behavior in Adolescents with Overweight/Obesity. Behav Sleep Med. 2020 Jul-Aug; 18(4):550-559. PMID: 31218887.
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    8. 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 11; 14(11):e12555. PMID: 31215768.
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    9. 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 02 04; 16(1):16. PMID: 30717746.
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    10. Simon SL, Behn CD, Cree-Green M, Kaar JL, Pyle L, Hawkins SMM, Rahat H, Garcia-Reyes Y, Wright KP, 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 02; 205:257-264.e1. PMID: 30497764.
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    11. Kaar JL, Schmiege SJ, Vadiveloo M, Simon SL, Tovar A. Sleep duration mediates the relationship between health behavior patterns and obesity. Sleep Health. 2018 10; 4(5):442-447. PMID: 30241659.
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    12. 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 11; 19(7):1183-1190. PMID: 30022572.
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    13. 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 05 01; 43(4):452-463. PMID: 29048553.
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    14. Mullin, B. & Simon, S.L. . Managing insomnia symptoms among adolescents with anxiety disorders. Evidence-Based Practice in Child & Adolescent Mental Health. 2018; 2:123-138.
    15. 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 01; 192:115-121.e1. PMID: 29150147.
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    16. 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 07; 17(7):49. PMID: 28526994.
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    17. 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 05 01; 42(4):466-475. PMID: 27694574.
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    18. 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. PMID: 28296540.
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    19. 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 01; 52:10-19. PMID: 27777128.
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    20. Hawkins SM, Jensen EL, Simon SL, Friedman NR. Correlates of Pediatric CPAP Adherence. J Clin Sleep Med. 2016 06 15; 12(6):879-84. PMID: 27092702.
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    21. Byars, K.C., & Simon, S.L. Behavioral treatment of pediatric sleep disturbance: Ethical considerations for pediatric psychology practice. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2016; 4:241-248.
    22. Simon, S.L., & Byars, K.C. Behavioral treatments for non-rapid eye movement parasomnias in children. Current Sleep Medicine Reports. 2016; 2:152.
    23. 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. PMID: 26582520.
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    24. Simon SL, Stark LJ. Health-Related Quality of Life in a Community Sample of Preschool-Age Children with and without Obesity. Child Health Care. 2016; 45(4):376-385. PMID: 28603331.
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    25. Beebe DW, Zhou A, Rausch J, Noe O, Simon SL. The Impact of Early Bedtimes on Adolescent Caloric Intake Varies by Chronotype. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul; 57(1):120-2. PMID: 25911162.
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    26. Simon SL, Field J, Miller LE, DiFrancesco M, Beebe DW. Sweet/dessert foods are more appealing to adolescents after sleep restriction. PLoS One. 2015; 10(2):e0115434. PMID: 25706861.
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    27. Byars, K.C., & Simon, S.L. Practice patterns and insomnia treatment outcomes from an evidence-based pediatric behavioral sleep medicine clinic. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology. 2014; 2:337-349.
    28. Beebe DW, Simon S, Summer S, Hemmer S, Strotman D, Dolan LM. Dietary intake following experimentally restricted sleep in adolescents. Sleep. 2013 Jun 01; 36(6):827-34. PMID: 23729925.
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    29. Clifford LM, Beebe DW, Simon SL, Kuhl ES, Filigno SS, Rausch JR, Stark LJ. The association between sleep duration and weight in treatment-seeking preschoolers with obesity. Sleep Med. 2012 Sep; 13(8):1102-5. PMID: 22841032.
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    30. Duncan CL, Simon SL. A review of psychosocial risk factors for pediatric atopy. J Allergy (Cairo). 2012; 2012:821849. PMID: 22500187.
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    31. Simon, S.L. & Duncan, C.L. . Objective and subjective health parameters and relation to CPAP adherence in pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Children’s Health Care. 2012; 41:223-232.
    32. Simon SL, Duncan CL, Janicke DM, Wagner MH. Barriers to treatment of paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea: Development of the adherence barriers to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) questionnaire. Sleep Med. 2012 Feb; 13(2):172-7. PMID: 22172967.
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    33. Simon SL, Duncan CL, Horky SC, Nick TG, Castro MM, Riekert KA. Body satisfaction, nutritional adherence, and quality of life in youth with cystic fibrosis. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2011 Nov; 46(11):1085-92. PMID: 21626713.
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    34. Gray WN, Simon SL, Janicke DM, Dumont-Driscoll M. Moderators of weight-based stigmatization among youth who are overweight and non-overweight: the role of gender, race, and body dissatisfaction. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2011 Feb-Mar; 32(2):110-6. PMID: 21289496.
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    35. Janicke, D.M., Gray, W.N., Matthews, A.E., Simon, S.L., Lim, C.S., Dumont-Driscoll, M., & Silverstein, J. . A pilot study examining group-based behavioral family intervention for obese children enrolled in Medicaid: Differential outcomes by race. Children’s Health Care. 2011; 40:212-231.
    36. Janicke DM, Harman JS, Jamoom EW, Simon SL, Zhang J, Dumont-Driscoll M. The relationship among child weight status, psychosocial functioning, and pediatric health care expenditures in a medicaid population. J Pediatr Psychol. 2010 Sep; 35(8):883-91. PMID: 20026565.
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    37. Graves MM, Adams CD, Bender JA, Simon S, Portnoy AJ. Volitional nonadherence in pediatric asthma: parental report of motivating factors. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2007 Nov; 7(6):427-32. PMID: 17986372.
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