Scott Simpson, MD
Associate Professor, Psychiatry-Other CI Services

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2009)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Yale University (CT) (2004)
Residency:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Psychosomatic Medicine (2014)
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services, Denver Health Medical Center

Recognition & Awards

  • Denver Health Organizational Award for Quality, Safety, and Service (second place), Denver Health (2018)
  • Denver Health Organizational Award for Growth (first place), Denver Health (2018)
  • Faculty Winner, University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry Poster Session, University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry (2018)
  • Hero of the Heart Award, Denver Health (2018)
  • Rymer Endowment Innovation Award, University of Colorado School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators (2017)
  • Michael Weissberg Teaching Award, University of Colorado Department of Psychiatry (2016)
  • Star Award, Denver Health (2015)
  • Award for Clinical Research Excellence, University of Washington Psychiatry Residency (2013)
  • Resident of the Year, American Association for Emergency Psychiatry (2013)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2014)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry
  • Associate Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Psychiatry

Publications

  • Simpson SA, Karam S, Roosevelt G. Consultee satisfaction with integrated behavioral health in a pediatric emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;68:104-105. PubMed PMID: 33339606
  • Simpson SA, Karam S, Roosevelt G. Consultee satisfaction with integrated behavioral health in a pediatric emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;68:104-105. PubMed PMID: 33339606
  • Simpson SA, Karam S, Roosevelt G. Consultee satisfaction with integrated behavioral health in a pediatric emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;68:104-105. PubMed PMID: 33339606
  • Simpson SA, Karam S, Roosevelt G. Consultee satisfaction with integrated behavioral health in a pediatric emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;68:104-105. PubMed PMID: 33339606
  • Simpson SA, Karam S, Roosevelt G. Consultee satisfaction with integrated behavioral health in a pediatric emergency department. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2021 Jan-Feb;68:104-105. PubMed PMID: 33339606
  • Betz ME, Knoepke CE, Simpson S, Siry BJ, Clement A, Saunders T, Johnson R, Azrael D, Boudreaux ED, Omeragic F, Adams LM, Almond S, Juarez-Colunga E, Matlock DD. An Interactive Web-Based Lethal Means Safety Decision Aid for Suicidal Adults (Lock to Live): Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2020 Jan 29;22(1):e16253. PubMed PMID: 32012056
  • Wolf C, Curry A, Nacht J, Simpson SA. Management of Alcohol Withdrawal in the Emergency Department: Current Perspectives. Open Access Emerg Med. 2020;12:53-65. PubMed PMID: 32256131
  • Cabrera MA, Karamsetty L, Simpson SA. Coronavirus and Its Implications for Psychiatry: A Rapid Review of the Early Literature. Psychosomatics. 2020 Nov - Dec;61(6):607-615. PubMed PMID: 32943211
  • Cao SS, Dunham SI, Simpson SA. Prescribing Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorders in the ED: A Review of Best Practices, Barriers, and Future Directions. Open Access Emerg Med. 2020;12:261-274. PubMed PMID: 33116962
  • Simpson SA, Goans C, Loh R, Ryall K, Middleton MCA, Dalton A. Suicidal ideation is insensitive to suicide risk after emergency department discharge: Performance characteristics of the Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale Screener. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33346922
  • Diurba S, Johnson RL, Siry BJ, Knoepke CE, Suresh K, Simpson SA, Azrael D, Ranney ML, Wintemute GJ, Betz ME. Lethal Means Assessment and Counseling in the Emergency Department: Differences by Provider Type and Personal Home Firearms. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2020 Oct;50(5):1054-1064. PubMed PMID: 32598076
  • Simpson SA, Sakai J, Rylander M. A Free Online Video Series Teaching Verbal De-escalation for Agitated Patients. Acad Psychiatry. 2020 Apr;44(2):208-211. PubMed PMID: 31863414
  • Simpson SA, Chwastiak LA, Andrews SR, Bienvenu OJ, Adler Cohen MA, Cozza KL, DiMartini A, Fernandez-Robles C, Grimaldi JAR, Isenberg-Grzeda E, King Iv F, Kontos N, Luchsinger W, Munjal S, Pathare A, Pereira LF, Philbrick K, Rosen JH, Schmelzer NA, Zimbrean PC. Updates in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: 2019. Psychosomatics. 2020 Sep - Oct;61(5):450-455. PubMed PMID: 32665149
  • Simpson SA, Dumas A, McDowell AK, Westmoreland P. Novel Coronavirus and Related Public Health Interventions Are Negatively Impacting Mental Health Services. Psychosomatics. 2020 Sep-Oct;61(5):568-571. PubMed PMID: 32331770
  • Simpson SA. A Single-session Crisis Intervention Therapy Model for Emergency Psychiatry. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;3(1):27-32. PubMed PMID: 30775659
  • Simpson SA. A Survey of Clinical Approaches to Suicide Risk Assessment for Patients Intoxicated on Alcohol. Psychosomatics. 2019 Mar - Apr;60(2):197-203. PubMed PMID: 30093244
  • Simpson SA, Goodwin M, Thurstone C. Implementation and Evaluation of a Military-Civilian Partnership to Train Mental Health Specialists. Mil Med. 2019 Jul 1;184(7-8):e184-e190. PubMed PMID: 30690507
  • Kromka W, Simpson S. A Narrative Review of Predictors of Adult Mental Health Emergency Department Return Visits and Interventions to Reduce Repeated Use. J Emerg Med. 2019 Nov;57(5):671-682. PubMed PMID: 31610908
  • Simpson SA, Sakai J, Rylander M. A Free Online Video Series Teaching Verbal De-escalation for Agitated Patients. Acad Psychiatry. 2019 Dec 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31863414
  • Simpson SA. A Single-session Crisis Intervention Therapy Model for Emergency Psychiatry. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2019 Feb;3(1):27-32. PubMed PMID: 30775659
  • Simpson SA, Monroe C. Implementing and Evaluating a Standard of Care for Clinical Evaluations in Emergency Psychiatry. J Emerg Med. 2018 Oct;55(4):522-529.e2. PubMed PMID: 30170836
  • Simpson SA. A Survey of Clinical Approaches to Suicide Risk Assessment for Patients Intoxicated on Alcohol. Psychosomatics. 2018 Jul 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30093244
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Professional Memberships

  • Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Co-chair, Emergency Psychiatry Special Interest Group
  • American Psychiatric Association, Fellow
  • Colorado Psychiatric Association, Senior Trustee

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Hospital Affiliation
  • Denver Health Medical Center

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (2013)
  • Psychosomatic Medicine, Board Certification (2015)
  • Addiction Medicine, Board Certification (2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Substance Abuse
  • Mental Health and Behavior
Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2009)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health (2009)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Yale University (CT) (2004)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Washington Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (2013)
Fellowships:
  • University of Washington Program, Psychosomatic Medicine (2014)
Department: Psychiatry-Other CI Services
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