Faculty Associates

Vicki L. Simpson

Contact Information
Email: vsimpson@purdue.edu
Office: JNSN 238 Map
Phone: 765-496-3702
Fax: 765-796-6339
Homepage: Homepage
Assistant Professor of Nursing

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PhD Purdue University Health Promotion 2011

Research Interests

Health risk appraisals and lifestyle behavior change with adults, older adults

Teaching Interests

Population/Public Health; Health Promotion


2020 - Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
2020 - Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
2018 - Indiana Family and Social Services Administration
2018 - Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute
2018 - Purdue University Clifford B. Kinley Trust Award
2017 - Delta Omicron Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau Research Award
2017 - Purdue University AgSeed Grant
2016 - Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute

Selected Publications

Simpson, V., Edwards, N., & Kovich, M. (2021). Enhancing Annual Wellness Visit Outcomes: Patient Perceptions and Provider Practices, in press, The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Simpson, V. & Pedigo, L., & Hamdan, M. (2020). Healthy Food Access and Low-Income Teens: A Photovoice Approach, Western Journal of Nursing Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/0193945920963800

Simpson, V., & Xu, D. (2020). Difficulties with health self-management by older adults: The role of well-being. Geriatric Nursing, 41(6), 984-991.

Simpson, V. (2020). Community resilience: Views on indicators of recovery from the opioid epidemic, published online May 15, 2020, International Journal of Community Well-Being. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42413-020-00064-9

Simpson, V. (2020). Creating healthier policies, systems, and environments: Using the CDC CHANGE tool to evaluate the impact of a coalition provided community‐based wellness program. Public Health Nursing. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phn.12748

Kovich, M. & Simpson, V. (2019). Well-being and college success of undergraduate students. Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal,3(2), 59-65.

Simpson, V., & Hass, Z. (2019). Individual health outcomes secondary to a nurse‐led coalition‐based health promotion program for underserved diverse populations. Public Health Nursing, 36(5), 667-675. Selected as “Best Paper of the Year 2019”.

Simpson, V. (2019). Policy and practice recommendations for nurse practitioner-led Medicare annual wellness visits. Public Policy & Aging Report, 29(1), 13-19. doi:10.1093/ppar/pry046. Invited manuscript.

Simpson, V., Hass, Z. (2018). Evaluation of a coalition-led health promotion program targeting vulnerable underserved populations in a rural Midwest community, under review, Family and Community Health.

Berlin, K., Simpson, V., & Hyner, G. (2018). Perception, interpretation, and impact of health risk appraisal feedback: pilot studies of an assessment tool. Health Promotion Practice, 19(1), 94-102.

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