Marilyn Rantz, PhD, RN, FAAN

Marilyn-Rantz

Curators’ Professor Emerita

Helen E. Nahm Chair, MU Sinclair School of Nursing, 2008-2015
University Hospitals and Clinics Professor Emerita of Nursing
Executive Director, Aging In Place Project and Sinclair Home Care

E-mail: rantzm@missouri.edu
Phone: 573.882.0258
Fax: 573.884.1353
Web site: AgingMO

 
Graduate Faculty Status – Yes
DNP Doctoral Faculty Status – Yes
PhD Doctoral Faculty Status – Yes
 
Program of Research

Quality improvement in the care of older adults across the continuum of care; aging in place; technology to enhance aging in place

Selected Grants, Honors and Awards
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri; Leadership Coaching — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $1,459,931, 2022-2023
  • American Academy of Nursing Living Legend Award (2020)
  • Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program — St. Louis University subcontract (Prime: Health Resources and Services Administration), $125,000, 2019-2024
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri Technical Assistance for the Reopening of MO LTC Facilities — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $350,000, 2020-2022
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri Tele-Infection Control Assessment and Response — Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $2,664,614, 2020-2022
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri; Leadership Coaching – Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $1,031,747, 2010-2022
  • Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes – Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services – $19,800,000, 2016-2020
  • MOQI 2015 Supplement 3 — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, $143,012, 2015-2017
  • MOQI 2015 Supplement 2 — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, $131,719, 2015-2016
  • MOQI 2015 Supplement 1 — Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service, $126,193, 2015-2016
  • Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing – National Institutes of Health – $1,768,179, 2013-2016
  • Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services – $14,799,771, 2012-2016
  • Technology to Automatically Detect Falls and Assess Fall Risk in Senior Housing – Agency for Health Care Research and Quality – $1,989,438, 2009-2014
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Award (2019)
  • Gerontological Society of America Doris Schwartz Gerontological Research Award (2016)
  • Inducted as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (2012)
  • American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Award for the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) Project (2012)
  • American Academy of Nursing Nurse Leader in Aging Award (2011)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Award (2010)
  • University of Missouri’s Curators’ Professorship Award (2010)
  • American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Award for the Aging in Place Project (2008)
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (2007)
  • National Gerontological Nursing Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (1996)
Selected Publications
  • Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A.A., Canada, K.E., Kist, S., Miller, S.J., Galambos, C., Alexander, G.L., Crecelius, C., & Rantz, M. (2022). A Call to Address RN, Social Work, and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in Nursing Homes: Solutions From the Missouri Quality Initiative. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 37(1), 21–27.* https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000604
  • McCrae, C. S., Curtis, A. F., Cottle, A., Beversdorf, D. Q., Shenker, J., Mooney, B., Popescu, M., Rantz, M., Groer, M., Stein, P., Golzy, M., Stearns, M. A., Simenson, A., Nair, N., & Rowe, M. A. (2022). Impact of web-based CBT for Insomnia on stress, health, mood, cognitive, inflammatory, and neurodegenerative outcomes in rural dementia caregivers: Protocol for the NiteCAPPSM CARES & SHARES Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Research Protocols, 11(6), e37874.* doi: 10.2196/37874.

  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Fritz, E., Canada, K., Ge, B., Brandt, L., & Rantz, M. (2022). Repeat hospital transfers among long stay nursing home residents: A mixed methods analysis of age, race, code status, and clinical complexity. BMC Health Services Research.* Open access at https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-022-08036-9.

  • Mishra, A.K., Skubic, M., Despins, L.A., Popescu, M., Keller, J., Rantz, M., Abbott, C., Enayati, M., Shalini, S., & Miller, S. (2022). Explainable Fall Risk Prediction in Older Adults Using Gait and Geriatric Assessments. Frontiers in Digital Health Special Issue: Preserving Health: Health Technology for Fall Prevention, published online May 6, 2022.* doi.org/10.3389/fdgth.2022.869812.
  • Popejoy, L., Zaniletti, I., Lane, K., Anderson, L., Miller, S., & Rantz, M. (2022). Longitudinal analysis of aging in place at TigerPlace: Resident function and well-being. Geriatric Nursing, 45(1), 47-54.* doi.org/10.1016/j.gerinurse.2022.02.030.
  • Alexander, G.L., Galambos, C., Rantz, M., Shumate, S., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., & Crecelius, C. (2022). Value propositions for health information exchange toward improving nursing home hospital readmission rates. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 48(1), 15-20, published online January 1, 2022.* doi:10.3928/00989134-20211207-03.
  • Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A.A., Canada, K.E., Kist, S., Miller, S.J., Galambos, C., Alexander, G.L., Crecelius, C., & Rantz, M. (2021). How Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in MOQI Improved Nursing Home Quality Measures. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 37(1), 21-27. doi:10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000604.
  • Rantz, M., Petroski, G.F., Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A.A., Canada, K.E., Galambos, C.L., Alexander, G.L., & Crecelius, C. (2021). Longitudinal Impact of APRNs on Nursing Home Quality Measures in the Missouri Quality Initiative. Journal of Nutrition, Health, & Aging, published online October 1, 2021.* doi:10.1007/s12603-021-1684-5.
  • Rantz, M., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Galambos, C., Crecelius, C., & Alexander, G. L. (2021). Financial and work-flow benefits of reducing avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging25(8), 971-978.
  • Rantz, M., Petroski, G. F., Popejoy, L. L., Vogelsmeier, A. A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G. L., & Crecelius, C. (2021). Longitudinal impact of APRNs on nursing home quality measures in the Missouri Quality Initiative. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging25(9), 1124-1130.
  • Jahnke, I., Riedel, N., Popescu, M., Skubic, M., & Rantz, M. (2021). Social practices of nurse care coordination using sensor technologies–Challenges with an alert system adoption in assisted living communities for older adults. International Journal of Nursing Sciences.
  • Pritchett, A., Canada, K. E., Galambos, C., Rollin, L., & Rantz, M. (2021). Take it to the resident: A model for engaging long-term stay residents in advance care planning. Social Work in Health Care, 1-10.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Galambos, C., Petroski, G., Crecelius, C., Alexander, G. L., & Rantz, M. (2021). Results of the Missouri Quality Initiative in sustaining changes in nursing home care: Six-Year trends of reducing hospitalizations of nursing home residents. The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging25(1), 5-12.
  • Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Crecelius, C., Alexander, G. L., Rollin, L., & Rantz, M. (2021). Enhancing physician relationships, communication, and engagement to reduce nursing home residents hospitalizations. Journal of Nursing Care Quality36(2), 99-104.
  • Canada, K. E., Galambos, C., Pritchett, A., Rollin, L., Rantz, M., Popejoy, L., & Vogelsmeier, A. (2020). Transitions of care: Perspectives of patients living in long term care. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 35(3), 189-194.
  • Galambos, C., Rantz, M., Popejoy, L., Ge, B., & Petroski, G. (2020). The relationship between advanced directives completion and potentially avoidable hospitalization. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life & Palliative Care, 41(4), 228-234. https://doi.org/10.1093/hsw/hlw042
  • Mishra, A.K., Skubic, M., Popescu, M., Lane, K., Rantz, M., Despins, L.A., Abbott, C., Keller, J., & Miller S. (2020). Tracking personalized functional health in older adults using geriatric assessments. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 20, 270. http://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-020-01283-y
  • Newland, P., Salter, A., Flach, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Gulick, E., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2020). Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, 45(2):80-87. doi: 10.1097/rnj.0000000000000210
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Boren, W., Martin, N., Kist, S., Rantz, M., & Miller, S. (2020). A coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 35(4), 287-292.
  • Robinson, E.L., Park, G., Lane, K., Skubic, M., & Rantz, M. (2020). Technology for Healthy Independent Living: Creating a Tailored In-Home Sensor System for Older Adults and Family Caregivers. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Special Issue: Technology to Support Care of Older Adults, 46(7), 35-40.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Kist, S., Shumate, S., Pritchett, A., Mueller, J., & Rantz, M. (2020). Reducing avoidable hospitalizations for nursing home residents: role of the Missouri Quality Initiative Intervention Support Team. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 35(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000444
  • Ward, T., Skubic, M., Rantz, M., & Vorderstrasse, A. (2020). Human-Centered Approaches that Integrate Sensor Technology Across the Lifespan: Opportunities and Challenges. Nursing Outlook, 68(6), 734-744.
  • Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Canada, K., Minner, D., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M. (2019). Advanced practice registered nurses quality improvement efforts to reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34(1), 4-8.
  • Jain, A., Popescu, M., Keller, J., Rantz, M.,& Markway, B. (2019). Linguistic summarization of in-home sensor data. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 96, published online 6/28/19.*
  • Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A.A., Alexander, G.A., Galambos, C.M., Crecelius, C., Ge, B., Flesner, M., Canada, K., & Rantz, M.(2019). Analyzing hospital transfers using INTERACT Acute Care Transfer tools: Lessons from MOQI. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society , 67(9), 1954-59.
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Kist, S., Harrell, R., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M. (2019). Avoiding nursing home to hospital transfers: rethinking avoidability.Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34(3), 189-193.*
  • Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Canada, K., Minner, D., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M. (2019). Advanced practice registered nurses’ quality improvement efforts to reduce antipsychotic use in nursing homes. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 34(1), 4-8.*
Selected Presentations
  • Lieb, K., Comastri, K., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Kane, A., & Rantz, M., May 6-9, 2020,  “The nurse practitioner role in nursing home care and efforts to reduce potentially avoidable hospitalizations: experience of a national demonstration project”, American Geriatrics Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Long Beach, CA, national. [symposium presentation]
  • Misra, A.K.; Skubic, M., Popescu, M., Keller, J., Buck, A., Despins, L.A., Rantz, M., and Lane, K., June 23-26, 2019, “Development of a Fuzzy-Functional Health Index for Older Adults using Geriatric Assessments”, Fuzz-IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, New Orleans, LA, international. [abstract]
  • Mishra, A.K.; Skubic, M., Despins, L.A., Popescu, M., Rantz, M., Keller, J.M., & Lane, K., May 19-22, 2019, “Development of a functional Health index for older adults using the electronic health record”, IEEE International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Chicago, IL, international. [abstract]
  • Alexander, G., Shumate, S., Harrell, R.M., Galambos, C., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Rantz, M., & Murray, C., March 27-30, 2019, “To text or not to text, that is the question!”, Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO, regional. [abstract]
  • Lane, K., Robinson, E., Minner, D., Popejoy, L., Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Koopman, R., & Park, G., March 27-30, 2019, “How Can Family-Centered Case Management Be Utilized in a Case of Rapidly Progressive Dementia?”, Midwest Nursing Research Society 43rd Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, MO, regional. [poster presentation]
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