Lisa Simon MD DMD is a physician and dentist at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School. She has been involved in implementation of innovative medical-dental integration projects embedded in community health centers, Harvard’s dental clinic, and the hospital inpatient setting, and has developed oral health curricula for medical providers at all phases of training and practice. She has published more than 50 peer-reviewed articles about the separation of dentistry and medicine in journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Dental Association and Health Affairs, and was the recipient of the 2019 David Whiston Leadership Award from the ADA and was named the 2020 “Woman to Watch” by the Lucy Hobbs Taylor Award for women in dentistry. She is currently a faculty affiliate of the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care and a resident physician in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
As a dentist and physician, she hopes to further the integration of oral health and primary care to improve health for all people.
Fields of Interest
Dr. Simon's work focuses on improving access to care for vulnerable populations and integration of oral health and medicine, primarily through analysis of large datasets such as insurance claims data. She is also involved in curriculum development around oral health and the social determinants of health. Her Harvard Catalyst profile is available here.
Dr. Simon has extensive experience speaking about the importance of oral health integration. She is happy to speak or be interviewed about this critical need in the health system, and can be contacted above.