Jill H. Simmons, M.D.

Associate Professor

Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
M.D., University of Tennessee Center for Health Science, Memphis, TennesseeB.A., University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Office Address
2200 Children's Way
11134-A DOT
Nashville, TN 37232-9170
Clinical Research Keywords
pediatric cancer survivorship, pediatric bone health, type I diabetes, celiac disease, endocrine late effects
Bergner EM, Williams R, Hamburger ER, Lyttle M, Davis AC, Malow B, Simmons JH, Lybarger C, Capin R, Jaser SS. Sleep in Teens With Type 1 Diabetes: Perspectives From Adolescents and Their Caregivers. Diabetes Educ [print-electronic]. 2018 Dec; 44(6): 541-8. PMID: 30193548, DOI: 10.1177/0145721718799086, ISSN: 1554-6063.

Colazo JM, Hu JR, Dahir KM, Simmons JH. Correction to: Neurological Symptoms in Hypophosphatasia. Osteoporos Int [print-electronic]. 2018 Sep 9/25/2018; PMID: 30255226, PII: 10.1007/s00198-018-4714-3, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-018-4714-3, ISSN: 1433-2965.

Garganta MD, Jaser SS, Lazow MA, Schoenecker JG, Cobry E, Hays SR, Simmons JH. Cyclic bisphosphonate therapy reduces pain and improves physical functioning in children with osteogenesis imperfecta. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2018 Sep 9/24/2018; 19(1): 344. PMID: 30249227, PMCID: PMC6154399, PII: 10.1186/s12891-018-2252-y, DOI: 10.1186/s12891-018-2252-y, ISSN: 1471-2474.

Colazo JM, Hu JR, Dahir KM, Simmons JH. Neurological symptoms in Hypophosphatasia. Osteoporos Int [print-electronic]. 2018 Sep 9/13/2018; PMID: 30215116, PII: 10.1007/s00198-018-4691-6, DOI: 10.1007/s00198-018-4691-6, ISSN: 1433-2965.

Chemaitilly W, Cohen LE, Mostoufi-Moab S, Patterson BC, Simmons JH, Meacham LR, van Santen HM, Sklar CA. Endocrine Late Effects in Childhood Cancer Survivors. J. Clin. Oncol [print-electronic]. 2018 Jul 7/20/2018; 36(21): 2153-9. PMID: 29874130, DOI: 10.1200/JCO.2017.76.3268, ISSN: 1527-7755.

Simmons JH, Foster NC, Riddlesworth TD, DuBose SN, Redondo MJ, Liu E, Freemark M, . Sex- and age-dependent effects of celiac disease on growth and weight gain in children with type 1 diabetes: Analysis of the type 1 diabetes Exchange Clinic Registry. Pediatr Diabetes [print-electronic]. 2018 Jun; 19(4): 741-8. PMID: 29271067, DOI: 10.1111/pedi.12629, ISSN: 1399-5448.

Clement SC, Kremer LCM, Verburg FA, Simmons JH, Goldfarb M, Peeters RP, Alexander EK, Bardi E, Brignardello E, Constine LS, Dinauer CA, Drozd VM, Felicetti F, Frey E, Heinzel A, van den Heuvel-Eibrink MM, Huang SA, Links TP, Lorenz K, Mulder RL, Neggers SJ, Nieveen van Dijkum EJM, Oeffinger KC, van Rijn RR, Rivkees SA, Ronckers CM, Schneider AB, Skinner R, Wasserman JD, Wynn T, Hudson MM, Nathan PC, van Santen HM. Balancing the benefits and harms of thyroid cancer surveillance in survivors of Childhood, adolescent and young adult cancer: Recommendations from the international Late Effects of Childhood Cancer Guideline Harmonization Group in collaboration with the PanCareSurFup Consortium. Cancer Treat. Rev [print-electronic]. 2018 Feb; 63: 28-39. PMID: 29202445, PII: S0305-7372(17)30197-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.ctrv.2017.11.005, ISSN: 1532-1967.

Craig ME, Prinz N, Boyle CT, Campbell FM, Jones TW, Hofer SE, Simmons JH, Holman N, Tham E, Fröhlich-Reiterer E, DuBose S, Thornton H, King B, Maahs DM, Holl RW, Warner JT, . Response to Comment on Craig et al. Prevalence of Celiac Disease in 52,721 Youth With Type 1 Diabetes: International Comparison Across Three Continents. Diabetes Care 2017;40:1034-1040 [letter]. Diabetes Care. 2017 Nov; 40(11): e168-e169. PMID: 29061596, PII: 40/11/e168, DOI: 10.2337/dci17-0040, ISSN: 1935-5548.

Jaser SS, Foster NC, Nelson BA, Kittelsrud JM, DiMeglio LA, Quinn M, Willi SM, Simmons JH, . Sleep in children with type 1 diabetes and their parents in the T1D Exchange. Sleep Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Nov; 39: 108-15. PMID: 29157581, PII: S1389-9457(17)30280-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.sleep.2017.07.005, ISSN: 1878-5506.

Craig ME, Prinz N, Boyle CT, Campbell FM, Jones TW, Hofer SE, Simmons JH, Holman N, Tham E, Fröhlich-Reiterer E, DuBose S, Thornton H, King B, Maahs DM, Holl RW, Warner JT, , , , . Prevalence of Celiac Disease in 52,721 Youth With Type 1 Diabetes: International Comparison Across Three Continents. Diabetes Care [print-electronic]. 2017 Aug; 40(8): 1034-40. PMID: 28546222, PII: dc16-2508, DOI: 10.2337/dc16-2508, ISSN: 1935-5548.

Jaser SS, Lord JH, Simmons JH, Malow BA. Brief report: Sleep disturbances in young children with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Res. Clin. Pract [print-electronic]. 2016 Oct; 120: 232-4. PMID: 27599087, PMCID: PMC5131920, PII: S0168-8227(16)30435-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.08.012, ISSN: 1872-8227.

Libman IM, Miller KM, DiMeglio LA, Bethin KE, Katz ML, Shah A, Simmons JH, Haller MJ, Raman S, Tamborlane WV, Coffey JK, Saenz AM, Beck RW, Nadeau KJ, . Effect of Metformin Added to Insulin on Glycemic Control Among Overweight/Obese Adolescents With Type 1 Diabetes: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2015 Dec 12/1/2015; 314(21): 2241-50. PMID: 26624824, PII: 2473492, DOI: 10.1001/jama.2015.16174, ISSN: 1538-3598.

Lindell RB, Koh SJ, Alvarez JM, Koyama T, Esbenshade AJ, Simmons JH, Friedman DL. Knowledge of diagnosis, treatment history, and risk of late effects among childhood cancer survivors and parents: The impact of a survivorship clinic. Pediatr Blood Cancer [print-electronic]. 2015 Aug; 62(8): 1444-51. PMID: 25894324, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.25509, ISSN: 1545-5017.

Fleming GM, Simmons JH, Xu M, Gesell SB, Brown RF, Cutrer WB, Gigante J, Cooper WO. A facilitated peer mentoring program for junior faculty to promote professional development and peer networking. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6): 819-26. PMID: 25830537, PMCID: PMC4446138, DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000705, ISSN: 1938-808X.

Willi SM, Miller KM, DiMeglio LA, Klingensmith GJ, Simmons JH, Tamborlane WV, Nadeau KJ, Kittelsrud JM, Huckfeldt P, Beck RW, Lipman TH, . Racial-ethnic disparities in management and outcomes among children with type 1 diabetes. Pediatrics. 2015 Mar; 135(3): 424-34. PMID: 25687140, PMCID: PMC4533245, PII: peds.2014-1774, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2014-1774, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Esbenshade AJ, Sopfe J, Zhao Z, Li Z, Campbell K, Simmons JH, Friedman DL. Screening for vitamin D insufficiency in pediatric cancer survivors. Pediatr Blood Cancer [print-electronic]. 2014 Apr; 61(4): 723-8. PMID: 24194420, PMCID: PMC3946287, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24844, ISSN: 1545-5017.

Esbenshade AJ, Simmons JH, Koyama T, Lindell RB, Friedman DL. Obesity and insulin resistance in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia worsens during maintenance therapy. Pediatr Blood Cancer [print-electronic]. 2013 Aug; 60(8): 1287-91. PMID: 23444342, PMCID: PMC3881979, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.24489, ISSN: 1545-5017.

Sopfe J, Simmons JH. Failure to thrive, hyponatremia, and hyperkalemia in a neonate. Pediatr Ann. 2013 May; 42(5): 74-9. PMID: 23641881, DOI: 10.3928/00904481-20130426-09, ISSN: 1938-2359.

Gregory JM, Moore DJ, Simmons JH. Type 1 diabetes mellitus. Pediatr Rev. 2013 May; 34(5): 203-15. PMID: 23637249, PII: 34/5/203, DOI: 10.1542/pir.34-5-203, ISSN: 1526-3347.

Simmons JH, Shoemaker AH, Roth CL. Treatment with glucagon-like Peptide-1 agonist exendin-4 in a patient with hypothalamic obesity secondary to intracranial tumor. Horm Res Paediatr [print-electronic]. 2012; 78(1): 54-8. PMID: 22831918, PII: 000339469, DOI: 10.1159/000339469, ISSN: 1663-2826.

Simmons JH, Raines M, Ness KD, Hall R, Gebretsadik T, Mohan S, Spagnoli A. Metabolic control and bone health in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Int J Pediatr Endocrinol. 2011 Oct 10/26/2011; 2011(1): 13. PMID: 22029838, PMCID: PMC3215174, PII: 1687-9856-2011-13, DOI: 10.1186/1687-9856-2011-13, ISSN: 1687-9856.

Simmons JH, Chow EJ, Koehler E, Esbenshade A, Smith LA, Sanders J, Friedman D. Significant 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency in child and adolescent survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: treatment with chemotherapy compared with allogeneic stem cell transplant. Pediatr Blood Cancer [print-electronic]. 2011 Jul 7/1/2011; 56(7): 1114-9. PMID: 21488156, PMCID: PMC3135735, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.22949, ISSN: 1545-5017.

Esbenshade AJ, Simmons JH, Koyama T, Koehler E, Whitlock JA, Friedman DL. Body mass index and blood pressure changes over the course of treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Mar; 56(3): 372-8. PMID: 20860019, PMCID: PMC3713225, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.22782, ISSN: 1545-5017.

Simmons JH. Growth abnormalities in pediatric all survivors exposed to lower-dose cranial radiation therapy: the need for continued surveillance. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2011 Feb; 56(2): 173-4. PMID: 21140478, DOI: 10.1002/pbc.22848, ISSN: 1545-5017.

Simmons JH, Klingensmith GJ, McFann K, Rewers M, Ide LM, Taki I, Liu E, Hoffenberg EJ. Celiac autoimmunity in children with type 1 diabetes: a two-year follow-up. J. Pediatr. 2011 Feb; 158(2): 276-81.e1. PMID: 20817171, PMCID: PMC2999645, PII: S0022-3476(10)00603-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.07.025, ISSN: 1097-6833.

Chow E, Simmons J, Roth C, Baker KS, Hoffmeister P, Sander J, Friedman D. Increased cardiometabolic traits in pediatric survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukemia treated with hematopoietic cell transplantation. Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplatation. 2010; 16((12)): 1674-81.

Van Sickle BJ, Simmons J, Hall R, Raines M, Ness K, Spagnoli A. Increased circulating IL-8 is associated with reduced IGF-1 and related to poor metabolic control in adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Cytokine [print-electronic]. 2009 Dec; 48(3): 290-4. PMID: 19773182, PMCID: PMC2767424, PII: S1043-4666(09)00813-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.cyto.2009.08.011, ISSN: 1096-0023.

Moore DJ, Gregory JM, Kumah-Crystal YA, Simmons JH. Mitigating micro-and macro-vascular complications of diabetes beginning in adolescence. Vasc Health Risk Manag [print-electronic]. 2009; 5: 1015-31. PMID: 19997571, PMCID: PMC2788594, ISSN: 1178-2048.

Raines, MD., Spagnoli, A., Ness, KD., Hall, R., Simmons, J.. Decreased IGF-I Levels are Associated with Low Bone Mineral Density and Poor Glycemic Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. J. Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008; ((P1)): 274.

Van Sickle, BJ., Simmons, J., Hall, R., Raines, M., Ness, KD., Spagnoli, A.. Poor Glucose Control in Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus is Associated with Increased Circulating IL-8 but reduced IGF-1. J. Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2008.

Simmons JH, Klingensmith GJ, McFann K, Rewers M, Taylor J, Emery LM, Taki I, Vanyi S, Liu E, Hoffenberg EJ. Impact of celiac autoimmunity on children with type 1 diabetes. J. Pediatr. 2007 May; 150(5): 461-6. PMID: 17452216, PII: S0022-3476(07)00012-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.12.046, ISSN: 1097-6833.

Simmons JH, McFann KK, Brown AC, Rewers A, Follansbee D, Temple-Trujillo RE, Klingensmith GJ. Reliability of the Diabetes Fear of Injecting and Self-Testing Questionnaire in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007 Apr; 30(4): 987-8. PMID: 17392558, PII: 30/4/987, DOI: 10.2337/dc06-1553, ISSN: 1935-5548.

Simmons J, Zeitler P, Steelman J. Advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. Adv Pediatr. 2007; 54: 85-114. PMID: 17918468, ISSN: 0065-3101.

Simmons, J., Zeitler, P., Steelman, J.. Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Osteoporosis. Advances in Pediatrics. 2007; ((54)): 85-114.

Hoffenberg, E., Simmons, J., Klingensmith, G.. Impact of Celiac Autoimmunity in Diabetic Children: 12 month follow-up. J Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition. 2007; 45: E49.

Simmons, J., Zeitler, P.. Osteopenia in Pediatric Patients: When and How to Intervene. Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes. 2006; ((13)): 21-5.

Simmons, J., Klingensmith, G., McFann, K., Emery, L., Rewers, M., Taki, I., Vanyi, S., Liu, E., Hoffenberg, E.. Impact of Celiac Autoimmunity on Growth, Diabetes Control, and Bone Denisty of Subjects with Type 1 Diabetes. Pediatric Research. 2006; A5158.5.

Hoffenberg, E., Simmons, J., Klingensmith, G., McFann, K., Emery, L., Rewers, M., Taki, I., Vanyi, S., Liu, E.. Screening-identified evidence of celiac disease-1 year outcome. J Pediatric Gastroenterology Nutrition. 2006; 43: E43.

Achieving Pediatric ADA HbA1c Goals: Insulin Pump Therapy Vs Injection Therapy. Diabetes. 2006; 1((55)): A413.

Simmons JH, Zeitler PS, Fenton LZ, Abzug MJ, Fiallo-Scharer RV, Klingensmith GJ. Rhinocerebral mucormycosis complicated by internal carotid artery thrombosis in a pediatric patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus: a case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Diabetes. 2005 Dec; 6(4): 234-8. PMID: 16390393, PII: PDI118, DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-543X.2005.00118.x, ISSN: 1399-543X.

Simmons JH, Miller E, Travers S. Hyponatremia in a neonate: a case report. Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2005 Aug; 17(4): 525-7. PMID: 16012267, PII: 00008480-200508000-00015, ISSN: 1040-8703.

Maniatis AK, Simmons JH, Zeitler PS. Hypothalamic obesity in a patient with craniopharyngioma: dysregulation of neurohormonal control of energy balance. Curr. Opin. Pediatr. 2005 Apr; 17(2): 275-9. PMID: 15800425, PII: 00008480-200504000-00023, ISSN: 1040-8703.

Maniatis, A., Simmons, J., Zeitler P.. Hpothalamic Obesity in a Patient with Craniopharyngioma: Dyregulation of Neurohormonal Control of Energy Balance. Current Opinion in Pediatrics. 2005; 2((17)): 275-9.

Rewers M, Liu E, Simmons J, Redondo MJ, Hoffenberg EJ. Celiac disease associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus. Endocrinol. Metab. Clin. North Am. 2004 Mar; 33(1): 197-214, xi. PMID: 15053903, PII: S0889852903001087, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecl.2003.12.007, ISSN: 0889-8529.

Rewers, M., Klingensmith, G., Redondo, M., Simmons, J., Norris, J., Eisenbarth, G., Hoffenberg, E.. Celiac Disease in Type 1 Diabetes: Screening and Follow-Up. Diabetes. 2004; ((53)): A1780.

Steelman, J., Zeitler, P., Simmons, J., Schissel, D., Giller, R., Frangoul, H.. Evaluation for Osteoporosis in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients. Pediatric Research. 2003; A858.