Director of Ed Howe Center for Health Care Transformation
Aurora Research Institute
960 N. 12th Street, Suite 4120
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Dr. Simpson is a registered nurse with more than 15 years of progressive research experience. Since joining Aurora Health Care in 2013 as a senior research scientist, she has continued to build a funded research program that aims to improve patient care for older adults across the health care continuum. Dr. Simpson leads the Bundled Hospital Elder Life Program and a study related to the program with an inter
-professional team of clinical experts and research team members. She also serves as a committee member for Aurora’s Institutional Review Board and served as chair of the System Nursing Research and Innovation Council.
In her role as director of the Ed Howe Center for Health Care Transformation, Dr. Simpson oversees efforts to accelerate research projects designed to answer relevant clinical questions that will improve care provided to patients and populations.
Prior to joining Aurora Health Care, Dr. Simpson spent 10 years at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing as a research assistant for National Institutes of Health-funded geriatric research and as an assistant professor. She has secured numerous external research grants, developed an innovative model of geriatric care and is the author of multiple peer-reviewed publications. She also serves on several community and professional committees.