College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. Simpson's research interest focuses on women’s health and minority research. She advances the mental and physical well-being of older, African American women caregivers. She examines risk and resiliency factors associated with social supports and women’s health. Her work has received support from the John A. Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar Award and Minority Research Fellowship Award, National Institute of Mental Health, Council of Social Work Education.
She is a Hartford Geriatric Social Work Faculty Scholar and holds memberships in the American Society on Aging and Gerontological Society of America. She is a health disparity research scholar (RCMAR) and has published in the areas of mental and physical well-being of African American women, elder and grandmother caregivers, and minority aging health. She seeks to co-create conceptual frameworks to address the intersection of older adults from marginalized communities.