About Scott Simpson

Scott Simpson, MD, MPH, serves as the liaison between the AAEP and Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. Dr. Simpson is Medical Director of Psychiatric Emergency Services and Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services and Correctional Care at Denver Health (DH) and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. As an emergency psychiatrist, Dr. Simpson has a national reputation for developing innovative clinical interventions, programming, and training curricula to improve the treatment of behavioral emergencies. These successes include developing Colorado’s first 24-7 buprenorphine induction program, pioneering an integrated care service in DH’s pediatric emergency department, designing training for US Army Behavioral Health Specialists in crisis psychiatry, and founding Denver Health’s Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship. Dr. Simpson has been recognized with multiple local, regional, and national awards for teaching, scholarship, and program development. He is author of The Clinical Interview: Skills for More Effective Patient Encounters.