PhD Prepared Faculty

Blaine Reeder


  • Associate Professor, MU Sinclair School of Nursing
  • Associate Professor, MU Institute for Data Science and Informatics
  • Director, Precision Smart Technologies and Applications for Rapid Translation (START) Lab Co-Founder, Age-friendly Sustainable Smart and Equitable Technologies(ASSETs) Research Team

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas


Dr. Reeder uses human-centered design methods for informatics research that supports the health-related activities of patients, family members, care teams, and researchers. A primary research focus is design and integration of information from smart homes, wearable devices, mobile apps, and electronic health records as components of translational research infrastructure to support healthy aging.

  • IUCRC Phase I University of Missouri: Center to Stream Healthcare In Place (C2SHIP), Reeder, B. (Co-PI) 2022-2027
  • Digital Health Physical Activity Program for Older Family Care Partners of Patients with Heart Failure, NIH/NIA K23 (Baik, PI), Reeder, B. (Co-mentor), 2022-2027
  • Information needs of vaccine-hesitant parents for user-centered design of a consumer vaccine management application – NIH/NINR F31 (Gallimore, PI), Reeder, B. (Co-Sponsor), 2022-2024
  • Age-friendly Sustainable Smart and Equitable Technologies (ASSETs) for Aging in Place — Missouri Department of Social Services and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Demonstration grant, Reeder, B. (Co-PI), 2021-2024
  • Reducing COVID-19 Related Disability in Rural Community-Dwelling Older Adults Using Smart Technology — NIH/NIA R01, (Proffitt, PI), Reeder, B. (Co-I), 2021-2024
  • CI-New: Collaborative Research: HomeSHARE – Home-based Smart Health Applications across Research Environments — National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), Reeder, B. (PI), 2016-2019
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Biobehavioral Nursing Research, National Institute of Nursing Research T32, University of Washington, 2011-2013
  • Predoctoral Fellowship, Biomedical and Health Informatics, National Library of Medicine, T15, University of Washington, 2007-2010

  • Proffitt, Rachel, Robinson, Erin L., Reeder, Blaine, Leary, Emily, Botkin, Leah, Marushak, Sheila, Popejoy, Lori, & Skubic, Marjorie (2024). Smart technology for aging and reducing disability (STAReD): Study protocol for a randomized pragmatic clinical trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 138, 107461. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2024.107461. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38280484.
  • Baik, Dawon, Reeder, Blaine, Coats, Heather, Baker, Christina, & Jankowski, Catherine. (2023). Perceptions and attitudes toward a proposed digital health physical activity program among older family caregivers of persons with heart failure: a qualitative study. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 48(3), 239-251.
  • Emezue, Chuka, Karnik, Niranjan, Reeder, Blaine, Schoeny, Michael, Layfield, Rickey, Zarling, Amie, & Julion, Wrenetha. (2023). A technology-enhanced intervention for violence and substance use prevention among young Black men: protocol for adaptation and pilot testing. JMIR research protocols, 12(1), e43842.
  • Chung, Jane, Brakey, Heidi Rishel, Reeder, Blaine, Myers, Orrin, Demiris, George. (2023). Community‐dwelling older adults’ acceptance of smartwatches for health and location tracking. International Journal of Older People Nursing, e12490.
  • Makic, Mary Beth F, Stevens, Kathleen R, Gritz, Mark, Wald, Heidi, Ouellet, Judith, Morrow, Cynthia D, Rodrick, David, Reeder, Blaine. (2022). Dashboard design to identify and balance competing risk of multiple hospital-acquired conditions. Applied Clinical Informatics, 13(03), 621-631.
  • Cook, Paul, Jankowski, Catherine, Erlandson, Kristine M, Reeder, Blaine, Starr, Whitney,  Makic, Mary Beth F. (2022). Low-and High-Intensity Physical Activity Among People with HIV: Multilevel Modeling Analysis Using Sensor-and Survey-Based Predictors. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 10(4), e33938.
  • Morrow, Cynthia D, Perraillon, Marcelo C, Wald, Heidi L, Nelson, Jennifer L, Reeder, Blaine, Battaglia, Catherine, Boxer, Rebecca S. (2022). Challenges in Heart Failure Disease Management in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Qualitative Study. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 48(5), 14-17.
  • Gallimore, M., Howland, C., Chase, J. D., Grimsley, A., Emezue, C., Boles, K., Anbari, A., Sherwin, L. A. B., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L. Rantz, M. J. & Reeder, B. (2021). Digital Methodology for Mobile Clinical Decision Support Development in Long-Term Care. October 2-4, MedInfo 2021, Online.
  • Anderson, B., Cameron, J., Jefferson, U. & Reeder, B. (2021). Designing A Cloud-based System for Affordable Cyberinfrastructure to Support Software-Based Research. October 2-4, MedInfo 2021, Online.
  • Sherwin, L. A. B., Yevu-Johnson, J. Matteson-Kome, M., Bechtold, M., & Reeder, B. (2021). Remote Usability Testing to Facilitate the Continuation of Research. October 2-4, MedInfo 2021, Online.
  • Reeder, B., Gallimore, M., Howland, C., Emezue, C., Boles, K., Anbari, A., & Chase, J. A. D. (2021, July). Stepwise evaluation methodology for smart watch sensor function and usability. In International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (pp. 221-233). Springer, Cham.
  • Drake-Morrow, C., Perraillon, M. C., Daddato, A. E., Reeder, B. P., Wald, H. L., Battaglia, C., & Boxer, R. S. (2021). Patient characteristics are not associated with documentation of weight and heart failure related sign and symptom assessment in skilled nursing facilities. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association22(6), 1265-1270.
  • Connelly, K., Molchan, H., Bidanta, R., Siddh, S., Lowens, B., Caine, K., … & Reeder, B. (2021). Evaluation framework for selecting wearable activity monitors for research. Mhealth7.
  • Reeder, B., Chung, J., Lyden, K., Winters, J., & Jankowski, C. M. (2020). Older women’s perceptions of wearable and smart home activity sensors. Informatics for Health and Social Care45(1), 96-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/17538157.2019.1582054
  • Makic, M. B., Gilbert, D., Jankowski, C., Reeder, B., Al-Salmi, N., Starr, W., & Cook, P. F. (2020). Sensor and survey measures associated with daily fatigue in HIV: Findings from a mixed-method study. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care31(1), 12-24.
  • Reeder, B., Makic, M. B. F., Morrow, C., Ouellet, J., Sutcliffe, B., Rodrick, D., … & Wald, H. (2020). Design and evaluation of low-fidelity visual display prototypes for multiple hospital-acquired conditions. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing38(11), 562-571.
  • Reeder, B., Drake, C., Ozkaynak, M., Jones, W. , Mack, D., David, A., Starr, R., Trautner, B. , & Wald, H. L. (2019, July 26-31, 2019). Usability inspection of a mobile clinical decision support app and a short form heuristic evaluation checklist. HCI International 2019, Orlando, FL.
  • Reeder, B., Drake, C., Ozkaynak, M., & Wald, H. L. (2019). Usability testing a mobile clinical decision support app for UTI diagnosis in nursing homes. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 45(7), 11-17. https://doi.org/10.3928/00989134-20190408-01
  • Ozkaynak, M., Reeder, B., Drake, C., Ferrarone, P., Trautner, B., & Wald, H. L. (2019). Characterizing workflow to inform clinical decision support systems in nursing homes. The Gerontologist59(6), 1024-1033.
  • Ozkaynak, M., Reeder, B., Park, S. Y., & Huh, J. (2019). Design for improved workflow. In F. Sasangohar & A. Sethumadhavan (Eds.), Design for Healthcare (pp. 251-276). New York: Elsevier.
  • Cook, P. F., Schmiege, S. J., Reeder, B., Horton-Deutsch, S., Lowe, N. K., Meek, P. (2018). Temporal immediacy: A two-system theory of mind for understanding and changing health behaviors. Nursing Research, 67(2), 108-121. doi: 10.1097/NNR.0000000000000265. 
  • Demiris, G., & Reeder, B. (2018). E-health and consumer health informatics. In G. Brown, K. Pasupathy & T. Patrick (Eds.), Health Informatics: A System’s Perspective, 2nd Edition. Chicago, IL: Health Administration Press.

  • Drake-Morrow, C., Reeder, B., Perraillon, M. C., Ozkaynak, M., Wald, H. L, Eber, L. E, Trojanowski, J. I., Battaglia, C., & Boxer, R. S. (2020). Information Needs of Skilled Nursing Facility Staff to Support Heart Failure Disease Management Paper presented at the AMIA Annual Symposium 2020, Chicago, IL. (online)
  • Reeder, B., Drake, C., Ozkaynak, M., Jones, W. , Mack, D., David, A., Starr, R., Trautner, B. , & Wald, H. L. (2019, July 26-31, 2019). Usability inspection of a mobile clinical decision support app and a short form heuristic evaluation checklist. HCI International 2019, Orlando, FL.
  • Reeder, B., & Connelly, K.. (April 10-13, 2019). Feasibility of Sensor Technologies to Study Two Minds Theory and Behavior Change. Panel presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference 2019, San Diego, CA.
  • Chung, J., Brakey, H. R., & Reeder, B. (April 11-13, 2019). Attitudes and Perceptions of Older Adults for Smart Watches for Health and Activity Tracking. Oral presentation at the American Nursing Informatics Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sousa, K., Ozkaynak, M., & Reeder, B.. (September 13-15, 2018). ChiPS: A new/promising nurse-sensitive patient outcome. Oral presentation at the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science 2018, Washington, DC.
  • Reeder, B., & Sousa, K.. (April 11-14, 2018). Precision Nursing For Systems-Level Knowledge Discovery. Oral presentation at the Western Institute of Nursing Conference 2018, Spokane, WA.