421H Sinclair School of Nursing
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211
Adult intensive care and open heart recovery
Gerontology, informatics, chronic disease self-management, quality research
- BSN, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
- MSN, Spalding University, Louisville, KY
- PhD, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
- Graduate Certificate in Health Policy, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Aging, Informatics and Quality Research, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
Area of Doctoral Study
Using the patient portal to improve self-management in patients with multiple chronic conditions.
Area of Post-doctoral Study
Aging, informatics and quality research
Program of Research
Aging, informatics and quality research
Selected Grants and Awards
- A National Report of Nursing Home Quality Measures and Information Technology. Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ RO1HS022497-0). Alexander, G. (PI), Powell, K (post-doctoral fellow), 2018-2019.
- Using the Electronic Patient Portal to Engage Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Office of Research Dissertation Funding, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Powell, K. (PI), 2016-2017.
- Using the Electronic Patient Portal to Engage Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. College of Nursing Research Award, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Powell, K. (PI), 2015-2016.
- Powell, K. & Alexander, G. (2019). Mitigating Barriers to Interoperability in Health Care. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 23(2). Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni
- Alexander GL, Powell K, Deroche CB, et al. (2019). Building consensus toward a national nursing home information technology maturity model. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA.
- Powell KR, Alexander GL, Madsen R, Deroche C. (2019). A National Assessment of Access to Technology Among Nursing Home Residents: A Secondary Analysis. JMIR Aging: 2(1):e11449.
- Powell, K. & Deroche, C. (2018). Predictors and Patterns of Portal Use in Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Chronic Illness. 1742395318803663.
- Powell, K.R. & Myers, C. (2018). Electronic Patient Portals: Patient and Provider Perceptions. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 22(1), Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni
- Powell, K.R. (2017). Patient-Perceived Facilitators and Barriers of Electronic Portal Use: A Systematic Review. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(11), 565-573. doi:10.1097/CIN.000000000000037.
- Powell, K. R., Mabry, J. L., & Mixer, S. J. (2015). Emotional Intelligence: A Critical Evaluation of the Literature with Implications for Mental Health Nursing Leadership. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 36(5), 346-356.
Dr. Powell is an Assistant Professor whose research interests are in the areas of health information technology and self-management of patients with multiple chronic conditions. Specifically, the use of electronic portals to engage patients and their family members in self-management.
Dr. Powell earned a PhD in nursing along with a graduate certificate in health policy from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in May 2017. Dr. Powell holds a master’s degree in nursing education from Spalding University in Louisville, KY, a BSN from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN, and is a certified nurse educator. Dr. Powell has been a nurse educator for over ten years with appointments at Galen College in Louisville, KY and at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville College of Nursing where she taught and mentored students in the undergraduate and graduate program. Dr. Powell completed an 18-month post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing working with the research team of Dr. Greg Alexander.
Student Mentoring Projects
- Faculty Advisor for Aaron Husk, MSN Student. (Spring 2019).
- Faculty Advisor for Amy Gryder, MSN Student. (Spring 2019).
- Faculty Advisor for Jeffrey Skalicky, DNP Student. (Spring 2018). Using the Patient Portal for Symptom Monitoring: A Systematic Review of the Literature.
- Alexander, G., Georgioub, A., Gewaldc, H., Powell, K., Guerbaaie, R. (2019, August). International Perspectives on Information Management in E-Networks during Care of Older Adults. MedInfo 2019, Leon, France. (Panel presentation-accepted).
- Powell, K.R. (2019, March). The Next Generation of Patient Engagement: Using the Portal to improve Self-Care in Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Midwest Nursing Research Society. Kansas City, MO. (Competitive Symposium).
- Ozykaynak, M., Reeder, B., Alexander, G., Ramly, E., Powell, K. (2018, November). Improving Care Delivery in Nursing Homes with Informatics. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. San Francisco, CA. (Panel presentation).
- Powell, K.R. (2018, August). Predictors and Perceptions of Portal Use among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, MO. (Poster).
- Powell, K.R. (2018, March). Patient Engagement in the Digital Era: Portal Use among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society 2018 Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (Poster).
- Powell, K.R. (2016, May). Engaging Patients through use of the Electronic Patient Portal. Kentucky League for Nursing Nurse Educator Conference. Louisville, KY. (Podium Presentation).
Honors and Awards
- 2019, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Research Spotlight Award
- 2019, Midwest Nursing Research Society, Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics Research Interest Group Dissertation Award
- 2017, Sigma Theta Tau-Gamma Chi Chapter, Outstanding Dissertation Award
- 2017, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, PhD Academic Excellence Award
- 2017, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Second Place Finisher, 3-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition
- 2015, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, College of Nursing Research Award
- 2015, Kentucky League for Nursing, Kathryn M. Mershon Nursing Faculty Scholarship
- 2011, Kentucky Nurse Recognition Committee, Nursing Excellence Award
- 2008, Kentucky Nurse Recognition Committee, Nursing Excellence Award
- Midwest Nursing Research Society
- American Medical Informatics Association
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
- Academy Health
- National League for Nursing
- Sigma Theta Tau International-Delta Omicron Chapter