Dr. Michelle Simon is a naturopathic physician practicing in Seattle since 2002. She received her Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) in 2002 from Bastyr University. Prior to that she received a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with research focusing on cardiac microelectrode design.
Dr. Simon is very involved in naturopathic professional organizations. From 2011 to present Dr. Simon has been on the Board of Directors for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) and is chair of the AANP Scientific Affairs Committee. She also serves on the board for the Naturopathic Physicians Research Institute (NPRI) and as chair of the Institute of Natural Medicine (INM). Both non-profit organizations in support of the naturopathic profession.
Dr. Simon also sits on the Washington State Health Technology Clinical Committee which is part of the Health Technology Assessment Program (HTA). This eleven member panel created in 2007 examines the scientific evidentiary basis in the evaluation of healthcare technologies in order to arrive at coverage decisions for state purchased healthcare. The HTA is the first state program of its kind for the purpose of ensuring that medical treatments paid for with state healthcare dollars are safe, effective, and cost effective.
In addition to private practice and working on behalf of the naturopathic profession, Dr. Simon has been active in promoting healthcare for rural and underserved communities in the state of Washington. Dr. Simon has served as an Advisory board member of the Washington State Health Professional Loan Repayment and Scholarship Program (HPLRSP).