RicK Yakimo
Richard Yakimo, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

219 Nursing Administration Building
College of Nursing, South Campus

Email: yakimor@umsl.edu
Phone: 314-516-6073
Fax: 314-516-7082


  • BSN - Saint Louis University
  • MSN - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Saint Louis University
  • MPE - Psychiatric Epidemiology, Washington University School of Medicine
  • PhD - Nursing Research, Saint Louis University
  • Post-Doctoral Research Training - Washington University School of Medicine, Psychiatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics [National Institute of Mental Health Training Grant (NIMH T32 MH17104- LB Cottler, PI)]

Teaching Areas

  • Nursing Theory
  • Research Methodology and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Gerontology
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Epidemiology

Research Interests

  • Mental health needs of older adults
  • Human responses to traumatic stress
  • Psychosocial care of the physically ill
  • Quality of care and outcome analysis

Selected Publications

  • Murray, R.B., Zentner, J.P., Yakimo, R. (Eds.), (2009). Health promotion strategies through the life span (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health.
  • Yakimo, R. (2008). Mental health promotion of the young and middle-aged adult. InM.A. Boyd (Ed.), Psychiatric nursing: Contemporary perspectives (4th ed.)., Philadelphia: Lippincott.
  • Murray, R.B.,Yakimo, R., Baier, M. (2008). Care of people who are homeless and mentally ill. In M.A. Boyd (Ed.), Psychiatric nursing: Contemporary perspectives (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott.
  • Corley, C.S., Gray, M.Yakimo, R. (2006). Substance abuse and dependency: Networks and services to address the needs of older adults. In B. Berkman & S. D'Ambruoso (Eds.), Handbook of social work and aging. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Yakimo, R. (2003). Hands. In C. Davis & J. Schaefer (Eds.), Intensive care: More poetry and prose by nurses. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press.
  • Yakimo, R. (2001). Case study: End-of-life care. In R.B. Murray & J.P. Zentner (Eds.), Health promotion strategies through the life span (7th ed.) (pp. 853-854). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall Health.
  • Yancey, V., Yakimo, R., Perry, A., McPherson, T. (2008). Perceptions of pharmaceutical care among pharmacists offering compounding services. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association. 48,508-514.
  • Yakimo, R. (2006). Outcomes in psychiatric consultation-liaison nursing. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, 42, 59-62.
  • Yakimo, R., Kurlowicz, L.H., Murray, R.B. (2004). Evaluation of outcomes in psychiatric consultation-liaison nursing practice. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 18, 215-227.

Honors and Awards

  • 2008: Betty AuBuchon Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing.
  • 2008: Biographee, Marquis Who's Who in America: 2009. Chicago: A.N. Marquis.
  • 2008: Research Award, International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses, Madison, WI
  • 2007: Distinguished Practitioner, Nursing Academy, National Academies of Practice (N-NAP), Washington, DC.