Joel Simon, MD, MPH

Professor Emeritus
Medicine
+1 415 514-8022

Research has centered on hospital-based and out-patient clinical trials of smoking cessation. Completed studies include: Transdermal Nicotine Therapy for Hospitalized Smokers and Bupropion for Hospital-Based Smoking Cessation.    Dr. Simon is a general internist and was a senior staff physician at Kaiser Hayward and Fremont for 11 years before enrolling in the MPH Program at UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 1989.  After obtaining an MPH degree in 1990, he was an Ambulatory Care Fellow at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and upon completion of the fellowship program in 1992 stayed on as a VA staff physician and a UCSF faculty member.  His research interests are in cardiovascular risk reduction, including smoking cessation, diet, and exercise.  He serves on the UCSF Committee on Human Research (IRB) and is an Associate Editor of the ACP Journal Club.  He is a Fellow in the American Heart Association, the American College of Nutrition, and the American College of Physicians.       

Publications: 

Wearable Cardioverter-Defibrillator after Myocardial Infarction.

The New England journal of medicine

Olgin JE, Pletcher MJ, Vittinghoff E, Wranicz J, Malik R, Morin DP, Zweibel S, Buxton AE, Elayi CS, Chung EH, Rashba E, Borggrefe M, Hue TF, Maguire C, Lin F, Simon JA, Hulley S, Lee BK

Hypnosis for Smoking Relapse Prevention: A Randomized Trial.

The American journal of clinical hypnosis

Carmody TP, Duncan CL, Solkowitz SN, Huggins J, Simon JA

Telephone-delivered cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management among older military veterans: a randomized trial.

Psychological services

Carmody TP, Duncan CL, Huggins J, Solkowitz SN, Lee SK, Reyes N, Mozgai S, Simon JA

Intensive intervention for alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery: a randomized trial.

Drug and alcohol dependence

Carmody TP, Delucchi K, Duncan CL, Banys P, Simon JA, Solkowitz SN, Huggins J, Lee SK, Hall SM

Expectancies regarding the interaction between smoking and substance use in alcohol-dependent smokers in early recovery.

Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors

Carmody TP, Delucchi K, Simon JA, Duncan CL, Solkowitz SN, Huggins J, Lee SK, Hall SM

Sustained-release bupropion for hospital-based smoking cessation: a randomized trial.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Simon JA, Duncan C, Huggins J, Solkowitz S, Carmody TP

Hypnosis for smoking cessation: a randomized trial.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Carmody TP, Duncan C, Simon JA, Solkowitz S, Huggins J, Lee S, Delucchi K

Variation in the 3-hydroxyl-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme a reductase gene is associated with racial differences in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol response to simvastatin treatment.

Circulation

Krauss RM, Mangravite LM, Smith JD, Medina MW, Wang D, Guo X, Rieder MJ, Simon JA, Hulley SB, Waters D, Saad M, Williams PT, Taylor KD, Yang H, Nickerson DA, Rotter JI

Differential effects of ramipril on ambulatory blood pressure in African Americans and Caucasians.

American journal of hypertension

Moran A, Simon JA, Shiboski S, Pickering TG, Waters D, Rotter JI, Lyon C, Nickerson D, Yang H, Saad M, Hsueh W, Krauss RM

Lack of effect of walnuts on serum levels of prostate specific antigen: a brief report.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Simon JA, Tanzman JS, Sabaté J

Phenotypic predictors of response to simvastatin therapy among African-Americans and Caucasians: the Cholesterol and Pharmacogenetics (CAP) Study.

The American journal of cardiology

Simon JA, Lin F, Hulley SB, Blanche PJ, Waters D, Shiboski S, Rotter JI, Nickerson DA, Yang H, Saad M, Krauss RM

Bupropion for smoking cessation: a review.

Comprehensive therapy

Tong EK, Carmody TP, Simon JA

Lack of a relation between vitamin and mineral antioxidants and bone mineral density: results from the Women's Health Initiative.

The American journal of clinical nutrition

Wolf RL, Cauley JA, Pettinger M, Jackson R, Lacroix A, Leboff MS, Lewis CE, Nevitt MC, Simon JA, Stone KL, Wactawski-Wende J

Bupropion for smoking cessation: a randomized trial.

Archives of internal medicine

Simon JA, Duncan C, Carmody TP, Hudes ES

Statin use and stroke outcomes in the Heart and Estrogen-Progestin Replacement Study (HERS).

Neurology

Bushnell CD, Newby LK, Goldstein LB, Lin F, Yaffe K, Simon JA

Relation of ascorbic acid to coronary artery calcium: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study.

American journal of epidemiology

Simon JA, Murtaugh MA, Gross MD, Loria CM, Hulley SB, Jacobs DR

Hostility predicts recurrent events among postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease.

American journal of epidemiology

Chaput LA, Adams SH, Simon JA, Blumenthal RS, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Loh E, Matthews KA

Factor V Leiden, hormone replacement therapy, and risk of venous thromboembolic events in women with coronary disease.

Arteriosclerosis, thrombosis, and vascular biology

Herrington DM, Vittinghoff E, Howard TD, Major DA, Owen J, Reboussin DM, Bowden D, Bittner V, Simon JA, Grady D, Hulley SB

Subgroup interactions in the Heart and Estrogen/Progestin Replacement Study: lessons learned.

Circulation

Furberg CD, Vittinghoff E, Davidson M, Herrington DM, Simon JA, Wenger NK, Hulley S

Renal insufficiency and cardiovascular events in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease.

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Shlipak MG, Simon JA, Grady D, Lin F, Wenger NK, Furberg CD

Relation of serum ascorbic acid to mortality among US adults.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Simon JA, Hudes ES, Tice JA

Postmenopausal hormone therapy and risk of stroke: The Heart and Estrogen-progestin Replacement Study (HERS).

Circulation

Simon JA, Hsia J, Cauley JA, Richards C, Harris F, Fong J, Barrett-Connor E, Hulley SB

Estrogen and progestin, lipoprotein(a), and the risk of recurrent coronary heart disease events after menopause.

JAMA

Shlipak MG, Simon JA, Vittinghoff E, Lin F, Barrett-Connor E, Knopp RH, Levy RI, Hulley SB

Correlates of high HDL cholesterol among women with coronary heart disease.

American heart journal

Bittner V, Simon JA, Fong J, Blumenthal RS, Newby K, Stefanick ML

Serum fatty acids and the risk of fatal cancer. MRFIT Research Group. Multiple Risk Factor Intervention Trial.

American journal of epidemiology

Simon JA, Fong J, Bernert JT, Browner WS

Serum ascorbic acid and other correlates of gallbladder disease among US adults.

American journal of public health

Simon JA, Hudes ES

Relation of serum ascorbic acid to serum lipids and lipoproteins in US adults.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Simon JA, Hudes ES

Serum ascorbic acid and cardiovascular disease prevalence in U.S. adults.

Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)

Simon JA, Hudes ES, Browner WS

The relation of smoking to waist-to-hip ratio and diabetes mellitus among elderly women.

Preventive medicine

Simon JA, Seeley DG, Lipschutz RC, Vittinghoff E, Browner WS

Smoking cessation after surgery. A randomized trial.

Archives of internal medicine

Simon JA, Solkowitz SN, Carmody TP, Browner WS

Relation of smoking and alcohol consumption to serum fatty acids.

American journal of epidemiology

Simon JA, Fong J, Bernert JT, Browner WS

Serum fatty acids and blood pressure.

Hypertension (Dallas, Tex. : 1979)

Simon JA, Fong J, Bernert JT

Correlates of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in Black girls and White girls: the NHLBI Growth and Health Study.

American journal of public health

Simon JA, Morrison JA, Similo SL, McMahon RP, Schreiber GB

Serum fatty acids and the risk of coronary heart disease.

American journal of epidemiology

Simon JA, Hodgkins ML, Browner WS, Neuhaus JM, Bernert JT, Hulley SB

Calcium intake and hypertension.

The Journal of nutrition

Simon JA, Browner WS, Hulley SB

Serum fatty acids and the risk of stroke.

Stroke

Simon JA, Fong J, Bernert JT, Browner WS

Dietary cation intake and blood pressure in black girls and white girls.

American journal of epidemiology

Simon JA, Obarzanek E, Daniels SR, Frederick MM

Income and racial patterns of dietary vitamin C intake among black and white girls.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Simon JA, Schreiber GB, Crawford PB, Frederick MM, Sabry ZI

Ascorbic acid and cholesterol gallstones.

Medical hypotheses

Simon JA

Calcium intake and blood pressure in elderly women.

American journal of epidemiology

Simon JA, Browner WS, Tao JL, Hulley SB

Vitamin C and cardiovascular disease: a review.

Journal of the American College of Nutrition

Simon JA

Cholesterol, apolipoproteins, and the risk of myocardial infarction.

The New England journal of medicine

Simon JA, Browner WS, Hulley SB