Scott A. Simpson, MD, MPH, is Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services at Denver Health Medical Center and an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Simpson has advanced the treatment of behavioral emergencies through clinical practice, scholarship, and program development. A practicing emergency psychiatrist, he appreciates the unique challenge and privilege of working with patients and families in crisis. He lectures frequently across the country and has numerous peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Simpson is board certified in psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and addiction medicine.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Dr. Simpson is one of the country's leaders in the field of emergency and consultation-liaison psychiatry. His work focuses on improving the care of behavioral emergencies, in particular through developing novel programs and interventions designed to be delivered briefly in high acuity emergency settings. Dr. Simpson's novel scholarship includes the development of single-session psychotherapy and programs to enhance suicide risk assessment and mitigation. Dr. Simpson is also the Founding Program Director of Denver Health's unique Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship (www.denverhealth.org/EPF).
Dr. Simpson enjoys hiking and skiing with his family in Colorado.