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

Sinclair School of Nursing
421D Mizzou North
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211

Nursing Specialty

Gerontological nursing, Nursing administration, Aging in Place, Technology in aging

Interest Area(s)

Quality of care in long-term care; Quality measurement; Aging in place; Nurse care coordination; Technology to enhance aging in place

Education

  • AD, Mercy Junior College, St. Louis, Mo.
  • BS, University of Illinois, Chicago, Ill.
  • MA, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Whitewater, Wis.
  • MS(N), Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wis.
  • PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.

Area of Doctoral Study

Long-term care health policy and public program evaluation; Gerontological nursing

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 and Awards

  • Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes – Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services – $19,800,000, 2016-2020
  • 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
  • Quality Improvement Program for Missouri – Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, $1,031,747, 2010-2020

Selected Publications

  • 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.
  • Newland, P., Salter, A., Flach, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Gulick, E., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2019). Associations between self-reported symptoms and gait parameters using in home sensors in persons with multiple sclerosis. Rehabilitation Nursing, published online January 14, 2019.*
  • 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.*
  • Phillips, L.J., Birtley, N.M., Petroski, G.F., Siem, C., & Rantz, M. (2018). An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25(8), 463-474.* doi: 10.1111/jpm.12488.
  • Su, B.Y., Enayati, M., Skubic, M., Despins, L., Keller, J., Popescu, M., Guidoboni, G., & Rantz, M. (2018). Monitoring the relative blood pressure using a hydraulic bed sensor system. Submitted to IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, published online 7/13/18, online ISSN: 1558-2531.*
  • Su, B-Y., Ho, K.C., Rantz, M.R. & Skubic, M. (2018). Radar placement for fall detection: signature and performance. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 10(1), 21-34.*
  • Phillips, L.J., Birtley, N.M., Petroski, G.F., Siem, C., & Rantz, M. (2018). An observational study of antipsychotic medication use among long-stay nursing home residents without qualifying diagnoses. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 25(5-6), 1-12.*
  • Fougère, B., Lagourdette, C., Abele, P., Resnick, B., Rantz, M., Kam Yuk Lai, C., Chen, Q., Moyle, W., Vellas, B., & Morley, J.E. (2018). Involvement of Advanced Practice Nurse in the management of geriatric conditions: examples from different countries. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 22(4), 463-470.
  • Rantz, M.J., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Murray, C., Crecelius, C., Ge, B., & Petroski, G. (2018). Impact of advanced practice registered nurses on quality measures: The Missouri Quality Initiative experience. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(6), 541-550 (highlighted in JAMDA social media outreach).*
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Crecelius, C., Orique, S., Alexander, G. & Rantz, M. (2018). APRN-conducted medication reviews for long-stay nursing home residents. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 19(1), 83-85.
  • Rantz, M.J., Birtley, N.M., Flesner, M., Crecelius, C., & Murray, C. (2017). Call to Action: APRNs in US nursing homes to improve care and reduce costs. Nursing Outlook, 65(6), 689-696.*
  • Rantz, M., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Murray, C., & Crecelius, C. (2017). Reducing avoidable hospitalizations and improving quality in nursing homes with APRNs and interdisciplinary support: lessons learned. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 33(1), 5-9.*
  • Rantz, M., J., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Flesner, M., Crecelius, C., Ge, B., & Petroski, G. (2017). Successfully reducing hospitalizations of nursing home residents: results of the Missouri Quality Initiative. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 18(11), 960-966.*
  • Rantz, M., Phillips, L.J., Galambos, C., Lane, K., Alexander, G.L., Despins, L., Koopman, R.J., Skubic, M., Hicks, L., Miller, S., Craver, A., Harris, B., & Deroche, C.B. (2017). Randomized trial of intelligent sensor system for early illness alerts in senior housing. Journal of American Medical Directors Association, 18(10), 860-870.*
  • Wallace, R., Abbott, C., Gibson-Horn, C., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2017). Metrics from in-home sensor data to assess the effect of clinical therapies. Smart Health, 3-4, 1-19.*
  • Newland, P., Kimutis, A., Salter, A., Flick, L., Thomas, F., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2017). Continuous in-home symptom and mobility measures for individuals with Multiple Sclerosis: A case presentation. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 49(4), 241-246.*
  •   O’Connor, J.J., Phillips, L.J., Folarinde, B., Alexander, G.L., & Rantz, M. (2017). Assessment of fall characteristics from depth sensor videos. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 43(7), 13-19.*
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Flesner, M., Alexander, G., Lueckenotte, A., Lyons, V., & Rantz, M. (2017). The APRN role in changing nursing home quality: The Missouri Quality Improvement Initiative. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 32(3), 196-201.*
  • Galambos, C., Back, J., Rantz, M., Jung Sim, J., Skubic, M., & Miller, S. (2017). Older adults’ perceptions and preferences of a fall risk assessment system: Exploring stages of acceptance model. Computers Informatics Nursing, 35(7), 331-337.*
  • Banerjee, T., Yefimova, M., Keller, J., Skubic, M., Woods, D.L., & Rantz, M. (2017). Exploratory analysis of older adults’ sedentary behavior in the primary living area using Kinect depth data. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 9(2), 163-179.*
  • Rui, L., Chen, S., Ho, K.C., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2017). Estimation of human walking speed by Doppler radar for elderly care. Journal of Ambient Intelligence and Smart Environments, 9(2), 181-191.*

  • Phillips, L.J., Deorche, C., Rantz, M., Alexander, G.L., Skubic, M., Despins, L., Abbott, C., Harris, B.H., Galambos, C., & Koopman, R. (2016). Using embedded sensors in independent living to predict gait changes and falls. Western Journal of Nursing Research, published online, July 2016.
  • Davitt, J.K., Madigan, E.A., Rantz, M., & Skemp, L. (2016). Aging in community: developing a more holistic approach to enhance older adults’ well-being. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 9(1), 6-13.
  • Popejoy, L., Stetzer, F., Hicks, L., Rantz, M.J., Galambos, C., Popescu, M., Khalilia, M.A., & Marek, K. (2015). Comparing Aging in Place to home health care: impact of nurse care coordination on utilization and costs. Nursing Economics, 33(6), 306-313.
  • Rantz, M.J., Lane, K.R., Phillips, L.J., Despins, L.A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G.L., Koopman, R.J., Skubic, M., & Miller, S.J. (2015). Enhanced RN care coordination with sensor technology: impact on length of stay and cost in Aging in Place housing. Nursing Outlook, 63, 650-655.* (Innovative Research on Aging Award, 2016, Seniors Housing and Care Journal).
  • Rantz, M.J., Flesner, M.K., Franklin, J., Galambos, C., Pudlowski, J., Pritchett, A., Alexander, G., & Lueckenotte, A. (2015). Better care, better quality: reducing avoidable hospitalizations of nursing home residents. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(4), 290-297.*
  • Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Abbott, C., Galambos, C., Popescu, M., Keller, J., Stone, E., Back, J., Miller, S.J., & Petroski, G.F. (2015). Automated in-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system for elders. The Gerontologist, 55(s1), S78-S87.
  • Alexander, G.L., Rantz, M., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Flesner, M., Popejoy, L.L., Mueller, J., Shumate, S., & Elvin, M. (2015). Preparing nursing homes for the future of health information exchange. Applied Clinical Informatics, 6, 248-266.*
  • Skubic, M., Guevara, R., & Rantz, M. (2015). Automated health alerts using in-home sensor data for embedded health assessment. IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine, 3, 1-11.*
  • Galambos, C., Starr, J., Musterman, K., & Rantz, M. (2015). Staff perceptions of social work student contributions to home health care services at an independent living facility. Home Healthcare Now, 33(4), 206-214.*
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Rantz, M., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., & Alexander, G. (2015). Integrating advanced practice registered nurses into nursing homes: The Missouri Quality Initiative experience. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 30(2), 93-98.*
  • Su, B.Y., Ho, K.C., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2015). Doppler radar fall activity detection using the wavelet transform. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 62(3), 865-875.*
  • Stone, E., Skubic, M., Rantz, M.J., Abbott, C., & Miller, S. (2015). Average in-home gait speed: Investigation of a new metric for mobility and fall risk assessment of elders. Gait & Posture, 41, 57-62.*
  • Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Popescu, M., Galambos, C., Koopman, R.J., Alexander, G.L., Phillips, L.J., Musterman, K., Back, J., & Miller, S.J. (2015). A new paradigm of technology enabled “vital signs” for early detection of health change for older adults. Gerontology, 61(3), 281-290.* PMCID: PMC4444511.
  • Rantz, M., Banerjee, T.S., Cattoor, E., Scott, S.D., Skubic, M., & Popescu, M. (2014). Automated fall detection with quality improvement “rewind” to reduce falls in hospital rooms. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 40(1), 13-17.
  • Rantz, M., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Crecelius, C., & Zwygart-Stauffacher, M. (2013). Initiative to test a multidisciplinary model with advanced practice nurses to reduce avoidable hospitalizations among nursing facility residents. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 29(1), 1-8.
  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Abbott, C., Galambos, C., Pak, Y., Ho, D.K., Stone, E.E., Rui, L., Back, J., & Miller, S.J. (2013). In-home fall risk assessment and detection sensor system. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 39(7), 18-22.
  • 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), 274-280.
  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Miller, S.J., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Keller, J., & Popescu, M. (2013). Sensor technology to support Aging in Place. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(6), 386-391.
  • Rantz, M.J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., Flesner, M., Hicks, L., Mehr, D., Russell, T., & Minner, D. (2012). The influence of teams to sustain quality improvement in nursing homes that “need improvement”.. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 14(1), 48-52.
  • Rantz, M.J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., Flesner, M., Hicks, L., Mehr, D., Russell, T., & Minner, D. (2012). Challenges of using quality improvement methods in nursing homes that “need improvement”. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(8), 732-738.
  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Koopman, R.J., Alexander, G., Phillips, L., Musterman, K.I., Back, J.R., Aud, M.A., Galambos, C., Guevara, R.D., & Miller, S.J. (2012). Automated technology to speed recognition of signs of illness in older adults.Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 38(4), 18-23.
  • Marek, K.D., Stetzer, F., Adams, S.J., Popejoy, L., & Rantz, M.J. (2012). Aging in Place versus nursing home care: comparison of costs to Medicare and Medicaid. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 5(2), 123-129.
  • Rantz, M.J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., Hicks, L., Mehr, D., Flesner, M., Petroski, G.F., Madsen, R.W., & Scott-Cawiezell, J. (2012). Randomized multilevel intervention to improve outcomes of residents in nursing homes in need of improvement. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 13(1), 60-68.
  • Skubic, M., Rantz, M., Miller, S., Guevara, R.D., Koopman, R., Alexander, G., & Phillips, L. (2012). Non-wearable in-home sensing for early detection of health changes. In R. Schultz (Ed.) Quality of Life Technology for the Disabled and Elderly (pp. 227-244). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Rantz, M.J., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Flesner, M.K., Vogelsmeier, A., Hicks, L., Scott-Cawiezell, J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., & Greenwald, L. (2011). The use of bedside electronic medical record (EMR) to improve quality of care in nursing facilities: A qualitative analysis. Computer, Informatics, Nursing, 29(3), 149-156.
  • 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(1), 37-46.
  • Rantz, M.J., Hicks, L., Petroski, G.F., Madsen, R.W., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Conn, V., Scott-Cawiezell, J., Zwygart-Stauffacher, M., & Greenwald, L. (2010). Cost, staffing, and quality impact of bedside electronic medical record (EMR) in nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 11(7), 485-493.

Bio and Professional Experience

 

Marilyn Rantz is a Curators’ Professor Emerita of Nursing who has been affiliated with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing (MUSSON) since 1992. She held the named position of University Hospital Professor of Nursing, has an appointment as Curators’ Professor Emerita in the Department of Family and Community Medicine in the MU School of Medicine, was designated as a Helen E. Nahm Chair with the School of Nursing in 2008-2015, and was awarded the prestigious University of Missouri Curators’ Professor title in 2010. 

Dr. Rantz’s pioneering work in nursing home care quality spans 35 years, first in practice then as a leading researcher in the Midwest, and establishes her as a premier international expert in quality measurement in nursing homes and research programs to improve quality of care of older people. In late 2012, she secured a $14.8 million grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for their Initiative to Reduce Avoidable Hospitalizations among Nursing Facility Residents; the largest ever received across the entire University of Missouri-Columbia campus. Phase 2 of this Initiative, for $19.8 million, was awarded in March 2016 for her team to complete the work in the Phase 1 nursing homes and then begin testing a new payment model for management of acute conditions within the facility with the help of APRNs.

She has served as Principal Investigator on grants funded from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), MO Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), the Administration of Aging (AOA), among other associations and foundations. In her prior role as Associate Director for the MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging, she also served as Principal Investigator for “Building Interdisciplinary Geriatric Health Care Research Centers,” funded in 2007-2009 through the Hartford Foundation. Dr. Rantz and her interdisciplinary research teams have been funded for over $80 million to conduct research in long-term care, new delivery models of care for older adults, and most recently, for technology development to enhance aging in place of community-dwelling elders. Much of this research is conducted at TigerPlace, a model of independent housing to enable older people to age in place through the end of life, maximizing independence and function. A joint venture between the MUSSON and the Americare Corporation, Dr. Rantz was part of the MUSSON team who worked on the original design for TigerPlace and has served as the School’s Director for the facility since its inception. She is now mentoring her replacement for that role who will assume full responsibility upon tenure. TigerPlace provides both an independent living environment for the area’s seniors and an opportunity for students from a variety of professional areas to interact with older adults.

At both local and national levels, Dr. Rantz’s profession contributions include election to the National Academy of Medicine (formerly Institute of Medicine) in 2012. In 2005, she received both the MUSSON Faculty Award for Excellence in Research and the National Gerontological Nursing Association Lifetime Achievement Award. She was awarded the MU Alumni Association Faculty Alumni Award in 2006 for outstanding contributions to her profession, community and MU; was inducted as a Fellow into the Gerontological Society of America in 2007, and her Aging in Place Project won the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Edge Runner Award in 2008. In 2010, she received the Midwest Nursing Research Society’s Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Award and was awarded the 2011 AAN Nurse Leader in Aging Award. November 2012, she became the only individual to be twice named as an Edge Runner for two different innovations, securing her second for her long-running Quality Improvement Program for MO (QIPMO) project. In April 2013, she received the UM System President’s Award for Economic Development, and in October 2014, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the University of Missouri’s Alumni Association. She was awarded the Curators’ Professor Emerita status in 2015.

Student Mentoring Projects

Graduate and undergraduate student research experiences; PhD student mentoring; MS(N) student advising; Beginning faculty mentoring

Refereed 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]
  • Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Rantz, M., Shumate, S., Murray, C., & Wolf, L., November 14-18, 2018, “Value Propositions for Information Technology to Improve Hospital Readmissions in Nursing Homes”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, national.  [poster presentation]
  • Galambos, C., Pritchett, A., & Rantz, M., November 14-18, 2018,”The MOQI and Use of Social Workers Within an Interdisciplinary Team to Reduce Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, national. [poster presentation]
  • Lane, K., Robinson, E., Minner, D., Popejoy, L., Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Koopman, R.J., & Park, G., November 14-18, 2018, “A Case of Rapidly Progressing Dementia: What We Learned from Sensors and Family”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA,national. [poster presentation]
  • Lane, K., Robinson, E., Rantz, M., Park, G., Levins, T., Shalini, S., & Skubic, S., November 14-18, 2018, “Nighttime Wandering/Activity Trajectory in a Resident with Mild Cognitive Decline”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, national.  [paper presentation]
  • Phillips, L., Rantz, M., Oyewusi, C., Youse, E., & Martin, C., November 14-18, 2018, “Impact of Survey Readiness Training on Nursing Home Quality of Care”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, national. [poster presentation]
  • Robinson, E., Lane, K., Skubic, M., Park, G., Shalini, S., Levins, T., Rantz, M., & Koopman, R., November 14-18, 2018, “Creating a tailored, in-home, sensor system to facilitate healthy aging: The consumer perspective”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA,national. [poster presentation]
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Kist, S. Harrell, R., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M., November, 2018, “Uncovering Root Causes of Hospital Transfers for Long-Stay Nursing Home Residents: MOQI Experience”, Gerontological Society of America 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Boston, MA, national. [poster presentation]
  • Alexander, G., Shumate, S., Galambos, C., Murray, C., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., & Rantz, M., May 3-4, 2018, “Health Information Technology a Change Agent to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations in a Nursing Home Network: A Qualitative Group Process Study”, 20th Annual International Research Conference, Rome, Italy, international. [poster presentation]
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Galambos, C., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M., April 14, 2018, “Reducing Hospitalization from MOQI Nursing Homes: APRNs Use of Root Cause Analysis to Reduce Hospitalizations”, Midwest Nursing Research Society 42nd Annual Research Conference, Cleveland, OH,regional. [poster presentation]
  • Popescu, M., Craver, A., Phillips, L., Koopman, R., Despins, L., Alexander, G., & Rantz, M., “Linking Resident Behavior to Health conditions in an Eldercare Monitoring System”, Proc. of AMIA Fall Symposium, Washington DC, Nov 4-8, 2017, pp 161-162. [abstract]
  • Rantz, M., October 14, 2017, “The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes”, Nursing Home Research International Working Group Conference, St Louis, MO, international. [symposium presentation]
  • Rantz, M., Galambos, C., Craver, A., Bongiorno, M., Pelts, M., & Jung, J.S., October 15-17, 2017, “Older adult and family member perceptions of living with intelligent sensors: qualitative results from a prospective intervention study”, Nursing Home Research International Working Group Conference, St Louis, MO, international. [poster presentation]
  • Rantz, M., Skubic, M., August 18, 2017, “Technological Innovations: Early Illness Detection in the Frail Elderly”, 27th Annual Conference Caring for the Frail Elderly, Columbia, MO, regional. [presentation]
  • Yefimova, M., Woods, D.L., Mentes, J., & Rantz, M., July 22-27, 2017, “Changes in Activity Patterns and Health of Older Adults Captured with In-Home Sensor Networks”, 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, San Francisco, CA, international. [podium presentation]
  • Muheidat, F., Tyrer, H., Popescu, M., & Rantz, M., March, 2017, “Estimating Walking Speed, Stride Length, and Stride Time using a Passive Floor Based Electronic Scavenging System”, 2017 IEEE Sensor Applications Symposium, Glassboro, NJ, international. [paper]
  • Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., Vogelsmeier, A., Lueckenotte, A., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M., April 6-9, 2017, “Breaking the Cycle of Transitions from Nursing Homes to Hospitals Using Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs)”, Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 41st Annual Research Conference, Minneapolis, MN, national. [presentation submitted]
  • Skubic, M., Harris, B., & Rantz, M., November 17, 2016, “Challenges to Implementing an In-Home Sensor System: Lessons Learned”, Using Sensor Data to Detect Early Signs of Illness and Functional Decline: Preliminary Results from an Intervention Study symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Phillips, L.J., Rantz, M., Despins, L., Abbott, C., & Deroche, C., November 17, 2016, “Modeling Fall Events from In-Home Gait Parameters Recorded with a Microsoft Kinect Sensor System”, Using Sensor Data to Detect Early Signs of Illness and Functional Decline: Preliminary Results from an Intervention Study symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Galambos, C., Craver, A., Pelts, M., Jung, J.S., & Rantz, M., November 17, 2016, “Living with Intelligent Sensors:  Older Adult and Family Member Perceptions”, Using Sensor Data to Detect Early Signs of Illness and Functional Decline: Preliminary Results from an Intervention Study symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Rantz, M., Phillips, L., Galambos, C., Alexander, G.L., Koopman, R.J., & Skubic, M. November 17, 2016, “Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing – Preliminary Results”, Using Sensor Data to Detect Early Signs of Illness and Functional Decline: Preliminary Results from an Intervention Study symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Flesner, M., Lueckenotte, A., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M., November 17, 2016, “The APRN’s Role in Changing Nursing Systems to Prevent Avoidable Hospitalizations”, The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes: Findings from a CMMI ECCP Demonstration symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., & Rantz, M., November 17, 2016, “APRN Efforts to Reduce Medication-Related Risks in Nursing Home Residents”, The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes: Findings from a CMMI ECCP Demonstration symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Rantz, M., Galambos, C., Alexander, G.L., Popejoy, L., & Vogelsmeier, A. November 17, 2016, “The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes: Intervention Model with Promising Results”, The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes: Findings from a CMMI ECCP Demonstration symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Galambos, C., Holden, A., Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., Alexander, G.L., Vogelsmeier, A., & Rantz, M., November 17, 2016, “Implementing Discussion and Documentation of Advance Directives in the Missouri Quality Initiative”, The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes: Findings from a CMMI ECCP Demonstration symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Alexander, G.L., Popejoy, L., Shumate, S., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., & Rantz, M., November 17, 2016, “Health Information Exchange in Nursing Homes: The Future Landscape for Transitions of Care Communication”, The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes: Findings from a CMMI ECCP Demonstration symposium, The Gerontological Society of America’s 69th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, LA, national. [paper presentation]
  • Skubic, M., Harris, B., Stone, E., Ho, K.C., Su, B., & Rantz, M., August 16-20, 2016, “Testing Non-Wearable Fall Detection Methods in the Homes of Older Adults”, 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, FL, international. [paper]
  • Skubic, M., Mishra, A., Harris, B., Abbott, C., Craver, A., Musterman, K., & Rantz, M., July 20-22, 2016, “HCI Challenges for Consumer-Based Aging in Place Technologies”, Technology to Support Independent Aging session, 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Toronto, Canada, international. [paper presentation]
  • Alexander, G., Popejoy, L., Vogelsmeier, A., Shumate, S., Galambos, C., Rantz, M., & Flesner, M., March 17-20, 2016, “Reducing Hospital Readmissions from Nursing Homes”, Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 40th Annual Research Conference, Milwaukee, WI, regional. [pre-conference workshop]
  • Galambos, C., Doerr, J., Holden, A., & Rantz, M., November 18-22, 2015, “Quality Improvement in Practice: A Process Model for Advance Care Planning in Long-Term Care”, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, national. [presentation]
  • Rantz, M.J., November 20, 2015, “New Technological Solutions to Promote Successful Aging in Place”, National Institutes of Nursing Research Presidential Symposium, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, national. [panel]
  • Galambos, C., Craver, A., Pelts, M., Jun, J.S., & Rantz, M., November 18-22, 2015, “Technology and Privacy: Perceptions from Older Adults in Assisted Living”, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, national. [symposium]
  • Galambos, C., Alexander, G., Rantz, M., & Shumate, S., November 18-22, 2015, “Using Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration in the Development of Health Information Exchange in Skilled Nursing Facilities”, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, national. [symposium]
  • Yefimova, M., Woods, D.L., Mentes, J.C., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M., November 18-22, 2015, “Big Data of Everyday Life: Considerations for the Evaluation of In-Home Monitoring Technology for Older Adults”, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, national. [presentation]
  • Galambos, C., Rantz, M., Lane, K., & Craver, A, November 18-22, 2015, “Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing”, Gerontological Society of America’s 68th Annual Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL, national. [presentation]
  • Skubic, M., Rantz, M., Miller, S., & Musterman, K., November 9-10, 2015, “Capturing behavioral biomarkers to guide personalized treatment”, 2015 NIH-IEEE Strategic Conference on Healthcare Innovations and Point-of-Care Technologies for Precision Medicine, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Bethesda, MD, international.* [presentation]
  • Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L.L., Flesner, M., & Rantz, M., October 15-17, 2015, “The APRN Role in Reducing Nursing Home Hospitalizations”, American Academy of Nursing’s 2015 Annual Policy Conference, Washington, DC, national. [poster presentation]
  • Skubic, M., Rantz, M.J., Galambos, C., Koopman, R., & Phillips, L., September 23-24, 2015, “Intelligent Sensor System for Early Illness Alerts in Senior Housing”, Stanford Medicine X Conference, Stanford, CA, national. [discussion]
  • Alexander, G.L., Shumate, S., Elvin, M., Crecelius, C., Rantz, M.J., Galambos, C., Popejoy, L.L., Vogelsmeier, A., Lueckenotte, A., Flesner, M., & Mueller, J., July 16-18, 2014, “Adoption of Health Information Exchange in Long-term and Post-acute Care (LTPAC):Reflections from the Missouri Quality Initiative”, 24th Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics, Informatics Enabling Patient-Centered Care Across the Continuum, Baltimore, MD. [poster]
  • Yefimova, M., Hajihashemi, Z., Banerjee, T., Woods, D.L., Popescu, M., Skubic, M., Rantz, M. & Keller, J., April 10-12, 2014, “Characterizing Trajectories of Daily Routines of Older Adults with Sensor Technology”, 7th Western Institute of Nursing Communicating Research Conference, Seattle, WA. International [podium presentation]
  • Lyons, V., Popejoy, L., Galambos, C., Khalilia, M., Popescu, M., Rantz, M., Hicks, L., & Stetzer, F., March 27-30, 2014, “Developing an Ontology of Care Coordination”, Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Popejoy, L., Galambos, C., Khalilia, M., Popescu, M., Lyons, V., Rantz, M., Hicks, L., & Stetzer, F., March 27-30, 2014, “Going Beyond Standardized Nursing Language to Describe Nurse Care Coordination Activities”, Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Starr, J., Galambos, C., Rantz, M., Petroski, G., & Flesner, M., March 27-30, 2014, “Advanced Directives Documentation in Nine Midwest Nursing Homes”, Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 38th Annual Research Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Rantz, M., Alexander, G., Galambos, C., Vogelsmeier, A., Popejoy, L., Flesner, M., & Lueckenotte, A., March 28, 2014, “Research Partnerships Across Gerontological Settings: Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI)”, Midwest Nursing Research Society’s 38th Annual Research Conference, Gerontological Nursing Science Research Interest Group, St. Louis, MO.
  • Rantz, M., November 22, 2013, “The Technological Nursing Home”, The International Nursing Home Research Conference, St. Louis, MO. International

Published Proceedings

  • Galambos, C., Skubic, M., Wang, S., & Rantz, M.J., June 26-29, 2012, “Using Density Map Visualization for Early Detection and Management of Dementia and Depression”, International Society for Gerontechnology and International Symposium for Automation and Robotics in Construction Conference, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 11(2), pp. 273-274.International*
  • Skubic, M., Guevara, D., & Rantz, M. (2012). Testing classifiers for embedded health assessment. Proceedings from the 10th Annual International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, Artimino, Italy, June 12-15, 2012,Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7251, pp. 198-205. International* (Refereed)
  • Liu, L., Popescu, M., Rantz, M., & Skubic, M. (2012). Fall detection using Doppler radar and classifier fusion. Proceedings from the Annual IEEE-EMBS International Conference on Biomedical and Health Informatics, Hong Kong, China, January 5-7, 2012, pp.180-183. International* (Refereed)
  • Popescu, M., Chronis, G., Ohol, R., Skubic, M., & Rantz, M. (2011). An eldercare electronic health record system for predictive health assessment. Proceedings from the 13th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application, & Services, Columbia, MO, June 13-15, 2011, pp. 193-196. International* (Refereed)
  • Rantz, M.J., Skubic, M., Koopman, R., Phillips, L., Alexander, G.L., & Miller, S.J.  (2011). Using sensor networks to detect urinary tract infections in older adults. Proceedings from the 13th IEEE International Conference on e-Health Networking, Application, & Services, Columbia, MO, June 13-15, 2011, pp. 142-149. International* (Refereed)
  • Liu, L., Popescu, M., Rantz, M., Skubic, M., Cuddihy, P., & Yardibi, T. (2011). Automatic fall detection based on Doppler radar motion signature. Proceedings from the 5th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, Dublin, Ireland, May 23, 2011, pp. 222-225. International* (Refereed)
  • Yardibi, T., Cuddihy, P., Genc, S., Bufi, C., Skubic, M., Rantz, M., Liu, L., & Phillips II, C. (2011). Gait characterization via pulse-Doppler radar. Proceedings from the 9th Annual IEEE International Conference on Pervasive Computing and Communications: Workshop on Smart Environments to Enhance Health Care, Seattle, WA, March 21-25, 2011, pp. 662-667. International * (Refereed)

Honors and Awards

  • Inducted as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (1996)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity in Behavioral and Social Sciences (2002)
  • National Gerontological Nursing Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2005)
  • MU Alumni Association Faculty Alumni Award (2006)
  • Inducted as a Fellow in the Gerontological Society of America (2007)
  • American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Award for the Aging in Place Project (2008)
  • University of Oklahoma Reynold’s Center of Geriatric Nursing Excellence Scholar in Aging (2009)
  • MU Sinclair School of Nursing Faculty Service Award (2009)
  • American Journal of Nursing’s Book of the Year Award (for How to Find the Best Eldercare: A 20 Minute Guide to Assisted Living, In-Home Care, Nursing Homes, & Senior Housing in Your Community) (2010)
  • 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 Nurse Leader in Aging Award (2011)
  • Inducted as a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies (2012)
  • Nursing Outlook’s Writing Award: Excellence in Research (for (Evaluation of Aging in Place Model with Home Care Services and Registered Nurse Care Coordination in Senior Housing article) (2012)
  • American Academy of Nursing Edge Runner Award for the Quality Improvement Program for Missouri (QIPMO) Project (2012)
  • University of Missouri System’s Presidential Faculty Award for Economic Development (2013)
  • University of Missouri Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award (2014)
  • Gerontological Society of America Doris Schwartz Gerontological Research Award (2016)
  • Mather Lifeways Innovative Research on Aging Award (Enhanced RN care coordination with sensor technology: impact on length of stay and cost in Aging in Place housing, Nursing Outlook) (2016)
  • March of Dimes Nurse of the Year in Research, nominee (2016)
  • University of Wisconsin UWM Alumni Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2016)
  • March of Dimes Nurse fo the Year, Legend in Nursing (2018)
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society MNRS Distinguished Contribution to Research in the Midwest Ward (2019)

Memberships

  • Midwest Nursing Research Society (1985-present), Chair (2017-present), Member of the Awards Committee (2005-2006), Gerontological Nursing Section, Chair (2000-2001), Awards Committee (2001-2002)
  • American Academy of Nursing (1996-present), Member of the AAN Development Committee (2005), Member of the Communications and Publicity Committee (2003 to present)
  • American Nurses’ Association (1970-present)
  • American Nurses’ Association/Missouri Nurses Association: Government Affairs Committee (member 1995-1999), alternate member (1993-1995)
  • American Nurses’ Association/Wisconsin Nurses Association: Chairperson, WNA Convention Arrangements Committee (1984), Member of the committee for convention (1981-1983, 1985)