Dr. Simoes is chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Stuart Wesbury Distinguished Professor in Health Management and Informatics and MU’s Health Management and Informatics Alumni Distinguished Professor. He served as director of the Prevention Research Centers Program Office in the CDC’s Division of Adult and Community Health where he monitored implementation of prevention research in 37 universities with distribution of $50 million every year. He was previously chief epidemiologist for the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, where he served from 1996 to 2003.Dr. Simoes has also held part-time faculty appointments with Saint Louis University and the MU School of Medicine.
Dr. Simoes is preventive medicine and public health consultant dedicated to improving population health through consulting in the areas of risk factors prevention, health care and public health worldwide. He holds a Doctor of Medicine degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Pernambuco (Brazil) and is licensed as primary care physician by the Federal Council of Medicine of Brazil. He has a Master of Public Health from Emory University, a Master of Science in Community Health for Developing Countries, and a Diploma of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine for course taught in community health. He has published more than 150 papers in reputed journals and currently serves as an editorial board member of repute. He is the recipient of many research awards.