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Dr. Simpkins is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and received her Doctor of Pharmacy and Global Health Certificate from the University of Kentucky. She completed her PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center St. Margaret and stayed for a PGY2 in ambulatory care. She completed a two year interprofessional Faculty Development Fellowship with areas of concentration in teaching and learning, professional development and leadership, research and scholarship, administration and management, and clinical care. Her passion for learners and teaching was recognized by the Excellence in Education residency award.

She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and ambulatory care and has experience working interprofessionally to manage specialty diseases. She is currently the clinical pharmacist at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Family Practice Center in Edgewood, KY and serves a faculty member in the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program. Her clinical interests include interprofessional education, chronic disease prevention and management, and global health.  


  • CGMs (Diabetes)
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Global Health


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • Certificate in Global Health, University of Kentucky
  • PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, UPMC St. Margaret
  • PGY-2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Residency, UPMC St. Margaret

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.