Kristine SimpsonDNP, FNP, PMHNP

  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine
  • Instructor, VGTI-Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute


Dr. Kristine Simpson is a nurse practitioner who specializes in the care of adults experiencing mental illness. She has advanced training in consultation and emergency psychiatry and has a background as a family medicine provider. She sees patients at Unity Center for Behavioral Health.

Dr. Simpson is a sub-investigator for multiple studies within the Division of Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit. She has particular interest in the areas of HIV, sexually-transmitted infections and vaccine development.


  • B.A., 2006, Walla Walla University
  • M.N., 2009, Oregon Health & Science University
  • D.N.P., 2018, Washington State University
  • Certifications:

    • Post-Master's Certificate, FNP, Washington State University, 2014
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Family Nurse Practitioner
    • American Nurses Credentialing Center, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner