Lorraine J. Phillips, PhD, RN, FAAN

Lorraine-Phillips

Associate Professor

John A. Hartford Foundation Claire M. Fagin Fellow

E-mail: phillipslo@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.882.0218
Fax: 573.884.4544

S414 Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Gerontology Nursing, Long-Term Care, Active Aging

Interest Area(s)

Physical activity interventions to maximize independence and minimize functional decline for older adults; Quality of care in long-term care; Technology applications to advance active aging and aging in place

Education

  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas
  • MS(N), University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware
  • BSN, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania

Area of Doctoral Study

Psychosocial influences of disability in women with chronic illness 

Program of Research

Lorraine Phillips’ research addresses physical activity and fall prevention in older adults and quality of care for nursing home residents. As a member of the MU Center for Eldercare and Rehabilitation Technology, she assists with the development and evaluation of sensor technology in senior housing. Dr. Phillips also collaborates on meta-analysis research in the Meta-analysis Research Center.

Bio and Professional Experience

Lorraine Phillips joined the MU Sinclair School of Nursing faculty in 2007. Prior to her appointment at MU, she worked as a nurse practitioner in primary care and long-term care. Dr. Phillips is the Project Director of the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri nursing homes and an Associate Director of the MU Meta-analysis Research Center. She is the Treasurer for the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence and recently served on the National Quality Forum’s Home and Community-Based Services Steering Committee. Dr. Phillips holds Editorial Board positions with Research in Gerontological Nursing and Doody Enterprises, Inc.’s Long Term Care and Geriatric Nursing groups. As a central Missouri Area Agency on Aging volunteer, she leads Matter of Balance programs in Missouri.

Teaching Responsibilities 

  • N9410 – Advanced Quantitative Methods
  • N9550 – Meta-analysis Research
  • N7150 – Research Basis for Advanced Nursing

Selected Grants and Awards

  • Usability Testing of the Kinect-based Fall Risk Evaluation and Feedback System from the University of Missouri Office of Research (2016-2017)
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri; Leadership Coaching from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (2016-2017)
  • Seniors On the Move in Assisted Living from the University of Missouri R24 Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center (2014-2015)
  • Physical Activity and Disability in Residential Care/Assisted Living Residents from the National Institute of Nursing Research (2011-2014)
  • A Pilot Study of TimeSlips in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia from the John A. Hartford Foundation and the Gerontological Nursing Intervention Research Center (2008-2010)
  • Effect of TimeSlips on Communication, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, and Quality of Life in Nursing Home Residents with Dementia from the MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging (2008-2010)

Selected Publications

  • Phillips, L.J., Deroche, C., Rantz, M., Alexander, G.L., Skubic, M., Despins, L., Abbott, C., Harris, B.H., Galambos, C., & Koopman, R. (2017). Using embedded sensors in independent living to predict gait changes and falls. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39, 78-94.
  • Rantz, M., Lane, K., Phillips, L.J., Despins, L.A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G.L., Koopman, R.J., Hicks, L., Skubic, M., & Miller, S.J. (2015). Enhanced registered nurse care coordination with sensor technology: Impact on length of stay and cost in aging in place housing. Nursing Outlook, 63, 650-655.
  • Phillips, L.J., Petroski, G., & Markis, N. (2015). A comparison of accelerometer accuracy in frail older adults. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8, 213-219.
  • Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Popescu, M., Galambos, C., Koopman, R.J., Alexander, G.L., Phillips, L., Musterman, K., Back, J., & Miller, S. (2015). A new paradigm of technology enabled “Vital Signs” for early detection of health change. Gerontology, 61, 281-290.
  • Phillips, L.J. (2015). Retirement community residents’ physical activity, depressive symptoms and functional limitations. Clinical Nursing Research, 24, 7-28.
  • Ruppar, T., Conn, V., Chase, J., & Phillips, L. (2014). Lipid outcomes from supervised exercise interventions in healthy adults. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38, 823-830.
  • Rantz, M.J., Popejoy, L.L., Galambos, C., Phillips, L.J., Lane, K.R., Marek, K.D., Hicks, L.L., Musterman, K., Back, J., Miller, S.J., & Ge, B. (2014). The continued success of RN care coordination in a state evaluation of aging in place in senior housing, Nursing Outlook, 62, 237-246.
  • Conn, V., Koopman, R., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L., Mehr, D., & Hafdahl, A. (2014). Insulin sensitivity following exercise interventions: Systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes among healthy adults. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, 5, 211-222.
  • Conn, V., Hafdahl, A., Phillips, L., Ruppar, T., & Chase, J. (2014). Impact of exercise interventions on anthropometric outcomes: systematic review and meta-analyses. Journal of Primary Prevention, 35, 203-215.
  • Rantz, M.J., Scott, S.D., Miller, S.J., Skubic, M., Phillips, L., Alexander, G., Koopman, R.J., Musterman, K., & Back, J. (2013). Evaluation of health alerts from an early illness warning system in independent living. CIN: Computer, Informatics, Nursing, 31(6) published online ahead of print.
  • Phillips, L. J. & Flesner, M. (2013). Factors affecting physical activity behavior of elders in long-term care settings.Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 31, 33-50.
  • Conn, V., Ruppar, T., Phillips, L., & Chase, J. (2012). Using meta-analyses for comparative effectiveness research.Nursing Outlook, 60, 182-190.
  • Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Koopman, R. J., Alexander, G. L., Phillips, L., Musterman, K., Back, J., Aud, M. A., Galambos, C., Guevara, R. D., & Miller, S. (2012). Automated Technology to Speed Recognition of Signs of Illness in Older Adults.Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38, 18-23.
  • Conn, V., Phillips, L., Ruppar, T., & Chase, J. (2012). Physical activity interventions with healthy minority adults: Meta-analysis of behavior and health outcomes. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 23, 59-80.
  • Phillips, L. J. (2012). Measuring symptoms of depression: Comparing the Cornell Scale for Depression in Dementia and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Observation Version. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5, 34-42.
  • Alexander, G. L., Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Koopman, R. J., Phillips, L. J., Guevara, R. D., & Miller, S. (2011). Evolution of an early illness warning system to monitor frail elders in independent living. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2,337-363.
  • Rantz, M.J., Phillips, L., Aud, M., Marek, K. D., Hicks, L. L., Zaniletti, I., & Miller, S.J. (2011). Evaluation of aging in place model with home care services and registered nurse care coordination in senior housing. Nursing Outlook, 59, 37-46.
  • Phillips, L., Rantz, M. & Petroski, G. (2011). Indicators of new depression diagnosis in nursing home residents. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 37, 42-52.
  • Phillips, L. J., Reid-Arndt, S., & Pak, Y. (2010). Effects of a creative expression intervention on emotions, communication, and quality of life in persons with dementia. Nursing Research, 59, 417-425.
  • Stuifbergen, A., Blozis, S., Becker, H., Phillips, L., Timmerman, G., Kullberg, V., Taxis, C., & Morison, J. (2010). A randomized controlled trial of a wellness intervention for women with fibromyalgia syndrome. Clinical Rehabilitation, 24, 305-318.
  • Phillips, L., & Stuifbergen, A. (2010). The relevance of depressive symptoms and social support to disability in women with multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 33, 142-150.
  • Phillips, L., & Stuifbergen, A. (2009). Structural equation modeling of disability in women with fibromyalgia or multiple sclerosis. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 31, 89-109.
  • Phillips, L., and Stuifbergen, A. (2008). The influence of positive experiences on depression and quality of life in persons with multiple sclerosis. Journal of Holistic Nursing, 26, 41-48.

Presentations and Lectures

  • Phillips, L.J. & Leary, E. (November 2016). Predictors of adverse outcomes for residential care/assisted living residents. Symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Phillips, L.J., Rantz, M.J., Despins, L., Abbott, C., & Deroche, C.B. (November 2016). Modeling fall events from in-home gait parameters recorded with a Microsoft Kinect sensor system. Symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Phillips, L.J., Koopman, R., Reid-Arndt, S.A., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (March 2016). Older adults’ views about visualization of gait parameter data. Poster discussion at the MNRS Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, and at the 26th Annual Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference (August 2016), Columbia, MO.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Abbott, C. (March 2016). Feasibility trial of Seniors On The Move in assisted living. Poster discussion at the MNRS Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Abbott, C. (November 2015). Challenges in implementation and maintenance of an exercise program in assisted living. Symposium presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Petroski, G.F. (April 2015). The effect of physical activity on disablement in residential care/assisted living residents. Podium presentation at the MNRS Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Conn, V. (April 2015). Effects of health care provider focused interventions on medication adherence: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Podium presentation at MNRS Annual Research Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Petroski, G.F. (November 2014). Impact of physical activity behavior on residential care/assisted living residents’ physical function. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Petroski, G.F. (March 2014). Correlates of physical activity of older adults in residential care/assisted living settings. Podium presentation at the MNRS Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO. 
  • Phillips, L.J. (November 2013). Discussant for pre-conference: Assuring that Innovative Research Impacts Policy in Residential Long-Term Care Setting. Gerontological Society of America 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Phillips, L.J. & Markis, N. (November 2013). Influences of the physical environment on walking behavior of residential care/assisted living residents. Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Phillips, L. J. (March 2013). The anatomy of a meta-analysis. MNRS 2013 competitive symposium, Meta-Analyses of Patient Outcomes, Chicago, IL.
  • Phillips, L. J. & Markis, N. (November 2012). Evaluating the Fitbit Motion Tracker® in residential care/assisted living residents. Paper presentation at the 2012 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America.
  • Phillips, L. J. & Markis, N. (September 2012). Using the Fitbit Motion Tracker® to measure physical activity in residential care/assisted living residents. Poster presentation at the 2012 State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research.
  • Phillips, L. J. & Markis, N. (August 2012).  Measuring physical activity in residential care/assisted living residents with the Fitbit Motion Tracker®. Paper presentation at the 8th World Congress on Active Aging, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Phillips, L. J. & Flesner, M. (April 2012). Factors affecting physical activity behavior of elders in long-term care settings. Paper presentation at MNRS 2012 Guaranteed Symposium, Fidelity to Theory in Health Behaviors Research, Dearborn, MI.
  • Phillips, L. J. (2011, Nov.). Self-reported physical activity is associated with physical function in senior housing residents. The 64th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Phillips, L. J., & Flesner, M. (2011, Nov.). Factors affecting physical activity behavior of elders in long-term care settings. The 64th Gerontological Society of America Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • Phillips, L. (2011, March). What we know about creative expression in dementia care. The Arts and Human Development: Learning across the Lifespan Conference, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.
  • Phillips, L. J., & Rantz, M. (March 2011). Comparing functional performance with self-reported physical activity in senior housing residents. MNRS Annual Research Conference, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Phillips, L. (2010, Sept.). A Comparison of the CSDD and PHQ-9-OV for measuring depression in LTC residents. State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research, Washington, D.C.
  • Phillips, L. (2010, April). Effects of TimeSlips, a creative expression program, on emotional and behavioral responses, quality of life, and communication in persons with dementia. Midwest Nursing Research Society Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Phillips, L., Rantz, M., & Petroski, G. (2008, Nov.). Predictors of a new depression diagnosis in nursing home residents.  The Gerontological Society of America’s 61st Annual Scientific Meeting, National Harbor, MD.
  • Phillips, L., & Stuifbergen, A. (2008, Oct.). The influence of psychosocial factors on disability in women with multiple sclerosis or fibromyalgia syndrome. National State of the Science Congress on Nursing Research. Washington, D.C.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • Innovative Research on Aging Award, Mather Lifeways, 2016
  • New Investigator Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2011
  • Faculty Award for Excellence, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, 2009

Memberships

  • American Academy of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • Gerontological Society of America
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society
  • National Hrtford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence
  • Sigma Theta Tau International