Vicki L. Simpson, PhD, MSN, RN, CHES


BSN, Purdue University
PhD, Purdue University


Dr. Simpson completed her undergraduate nursing degrees at Purdue University, her master’s degree with a focus on community health nursing at Indiana University in Indianapolis, and her doctorate in health promotion at Purdue University. Dr. Simpson’s research focuses on health promotion and disease prevention for vulnerable individuals, families, and communities. Her mixed-methods research supports development of innovative strategies which target community-level risk factors and determinants to improve health, quality of life, and well-being across the lifespan. She has received the College of Health and Human Sciences Undergraduate Teaching Award and has been inducted as a Fellow in the university’s Teaching Academy. She was also selected in 2020 as a Scholarship of Engagement Fellow by the Purdue University Office of Engagement.  She teaches graduate level courses in health policy and leadership development.

Area(s) of Specialization

Population Health

Introduction to Nursing

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