Ruth Simmons, PhD
Dr. Simmons' research interests include the organization and improvement of public sector family planning and related reproductive health services. Her focus is the interface between users, programs, and quality of care. She is particularly interested in the scaling up of innovative demonstration projects to regional and national policy and programmatic levels.
- Professor Emerita, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, School of Public Health
- PhD, 1971, University of California at Berkeley, Political Science
- Simmons, R., Fajans, P., & Ghiron, L. (Eds.) (2007). Scaling up health service delivery: From pilot innovations to policies and programmes. WHO Press: Geneva, Switzerland.
- Scaling-up Reproductive Health Service Innovations: A Framework for Action. In R. Simmons, P. Fajans, & L. Ghiron (Ed.) Scaling-Up Health Service Delivery: From Pilot Innovations to Policies and Programmes. Geneva, World Health Organization.
- Fajans, P., Simmons, R., & Ghiron, L. (2006). Helping public sector health systems innovate: The strategic approach to strengthening reproductive health policies and programs. American Journal of Public Health, 96(3), 435-440.
- Simmons, R., Brown, J. W., Diaz, M. (2002). Facilitating large-scale transitions to quality of care: An idea whose time has come. Studies in Family Planning, 33(1), 61-75.
- Gu, B., Simmons, R., & Szatkowski, D. (2002). Offering a choice of contraceptive methods in Deqing county, China: Changing practice in the family planning program since 1995, in responding to Cairo: Case studies of changing practice in reproductive health and family planning. Population Council, New York.
- A Framework for Scaling Up
- Planning Pilot Projects With an Eye Toward Sustainability
- Promoting Program Sustainability in Scaling Up