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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Blaine Reeder, PhD

Assistant Professor

Blaine Reeder

Blaine Reeder earned his PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2010 followed by a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems at the University of Washington School of Nursing. Dr. Reeder conducts informatics research to connect the contexts of personal health and public health with a focus on three areas: aging in place, organizational information systems and research tools. His aims are to improve information interactions at individual levels; communication and coordination at group levels; and health outcomes at population levels. His research is inherently interprofessional. He has collaborated with nurses, physicians, epidemiologists, computer scientists, gerontologists, public health administrators and other informaticians in pursuit of his research goals. Dr. Reeder is a former Co-Chair for Informatics of the Research Committee of the International Society for Disease Surveillance.​

​Degree ​Awarding Institution ​Field of Study ​Graduation Date
​PhD University of Washington
Seattle, WA
​Biomedical and Health Informatics ​2010
​BA University of Washington
Seattle, WA
​Sociology ​1994

  1. Reeder, B., Richard, A., & Crosby, M. Technology-supported Health Measures and Goal-tracking for Older Adults in Everyday Living. Accepted for presentation August 6, 2015 at HCII 2015. August 4-7, 2015.
  2. Reeder, B., & Whitehouse, K. (2015). Sensor-based detection of gait speed for older adults: An integrative view. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 8(1), 12-27.
  3. Le, T., Reeder, B., Yoo, D,. Rafae Aziz, R., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2015). An evaluation of wellness assessment visualizations for older adults. Telemedicine and e-Health, 21(1), 9-15.​
  4. Sousa, K., Weiss, J., Welton, J., Reeder, B., & Ozkaynak, M. (2015). The Colorado Collaborative for Nursing Research: Nurses shaping nursing's future. Nursing Outlook, 63(2), 204-210.
  5. Reeder, B., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2014). Smart built environments and independent living: A public health perspective. Presented June 27, 2014 at ICOST 2014. June 25-27, 2014.
  6. Le, T., Reeder, B., Chung, J., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2014). Design of smart home sensor visualizations for older adults. Technology and Health Care, 22(4), 657-666.
  7. Reeder, B., Chung, J., Le, T., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2014). Assessing older adults' perceptions of sensor data and designing visual displays for ambient environments. Methods of Information in Medicine, 53(3), 152-159.
  8. Chung, J., Reeder, B., Lazar, A., Joe, J., Demiris, G., & Thompson, H. J. (2014). Exploring an informed decision-making framework using in-home sensors: Older adults' perceptions. Informatics in Primary Care, 21(2), 73-77.
  9. ​Reeder, B., Hills, R., Turner, A. M., & Demiris, G. (2014). Participatory design of an integrated information system for public health nurses and nurse managers. Journal of Public Health Nursing, 31(2), 183-192.
  10. Lober, W., Reeder, B., Goldov, K., McReynolds, J., & Painter, I. (2014). Technical description of the Distribute project: A community-based syndromic surveillance system implementation. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 5(3), 1-10.
  11. Reeder, B., Chung, J., Lazar, A., Joe, J., Demiris, G., & Thompson, H. J. (2013). Testing a theory-based mobility monitoring protocol using in-home sensors: A feasibility study. Research in Gerontological Nursing, 6(4), 253-263.
  12. Reeder, B., Le, T., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2013, August). Comparing information needs of healthcare providers and older adults: Findings from a wellness study. In MEDINFO 2013: Proceedings of the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (vol. 192, p. 18). IOS Press.
  13. Huh, J., Le, T., Reeder, B., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2013). Perspectives on wellness self-monitoring tools for older adults. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(11), 1092-1103.
  14. Demiris, G., Thompson, H. J., Reeder, B., Wilamowksa, K., & Zaslavsky, O. (2013). Using informatics to capture older adults' wellness. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(11), e232-e241.
  15. Reeder, B., Meyer, E., Lazar, A., Chaudhuri, S., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2013). Framing the evidence for health smart homes and home-based consumer health technologies as a public health intervention for independent aging: A systematic review. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(7), 567-579.
  16. Turner, A. M., Reeder, B., & Ramey, J. (2013). Scenarios, personas and user stories: User-centered evidence-based design representations of communicable disease investigations. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 46(4), 575-584.
  17. Le, T., Reeder, B., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2013) Health providers' perceptions of novel approaches to visualizing integrated health information. Methods of Information in Medicine, 52(3), 250-258.
  18. Turner, A. M., Reeder, B., & Wallace, J. C. (2013) A resource management tool for public health continuity of operations during disasters. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 7(2), 146-152.
  19. Reeder, B., Demiris, G., & Marek K. D. (2013). Older adults' satisfaction with a medication dispensing device in homecare. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 38(3), 211-222.
  20. Reeder, B., Revere, D., Hills, R. A., Baseman, J. F., & Lober, W. B. (2012). Public health practice within a health information exchange: Needs and barriers to disease surveillance. Online Journal of Public Health Informatics, 4(3).
  21. Reeder, B. & Turner, A. M. (2011) Scenario-based design: A method for connecting information system design with public health operations and emergency management. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 44(6), 978-988.
  22. Reeder, B., Revere, D., Olson, D. R., & Lober, W. B. (2011) Perceived usefulness of a distributed community-based syndromic surveillance system: A pilot qualitative evaluation study. BMC Research Notes, 4(1), 187.
  23. Thompson, H. J., Demiris, G., Rue, T., Shatil, E., Wilamowska, K., Zaslavsky, O., & Reeder, B. (2011). A holistic approach to assess older adults' wellness using technology. Telemedicine and E-Health, 17(10), 794-800.
  24. Reeder, B., Hills, R. A., Demiris, G., Revere, D., & Pina, J. (2011). Reusable design: A proposed approach to public health informatics system design. BMC Public Health, 11(1), 116.
​Title ​Organization ​Year

Selected Participant, Developing Biobehavioral Interventions: A Summer Research Institute

​Center for Innovative Care in Aging, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing


Postdoctoral Fellow, NINR T32 Biobehavioral Nursing Research​

​University of Washington ​2011-2013
Predoctoral Fellow, NLM T15 Biomedical Informatics​ ​University of Washington ​2007-2010
​Selected Participant

​International Partnership in Health Informatics Education IPHIE Master Class


HomeSHARE - Home-based Smart Health Applications across Research Environments (role: Co-I), CISE Computing Research Infrastructure Planning Grant ($99,301), National Science Foundation, 9/1/14-8/31/15

Nurses' Perceptions of Symptom Documentation Using Electronic Health Records (role: Co-I), CCNR start-up funds ($2,000), University of Colorado College of Nursing, 4/2014

Past Projects

Use of In-Home Sensors for Monitoring Mobility (role: Study Leader), NINR-funded post-doctoral research at University of Washington, 2011-2013

Visualization Techniques to Capture Wellness (role: Study Co-Leader), NINR-funded post-doctoral research at University of Washington, 2011-2013

NW Public Health Information Exchange (role: Project Leader), University of Washington subcontract to SAIC for CDC-funded project, 2010-2011

Distribute syndromic surveillance project (role: Technical Lead), University of Washington subcontract to ISDS, 2010-2011