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.