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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing

Blaine Reeder, PhD

Assistant Professor

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 consumer health and public health with a focus on three different 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. Dr. Reeder’s 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., 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.
  2. Le, T., Reeder, B., Yoo, D,. Rafae Aziz, R., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (in press). An evaluation of wellness assessment visualizations for older adults. Telemedicine and e-Health.
  3. 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.
  4. ​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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reeder, B., Le, T., Thompson, H. J., & Demiris, G. (2013, August). Comparing information needs of health-care 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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).
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
Postdoctoral Fellow, NINR T32
Biobehavioral Nursing Research​
​University of Washington ​2011-2013
Postdoctoral Fellow, NLM T15
Biomedical Informatics​
​University of Washington ​2001-2010
​Selected Participant ​International Partnership in Health Informatics Education IPHIE Master Class ​2008
  • ​2011-13, Study leader, "Use of In-Home Sensors for Monitoring Mobility," University of Washington
  • 2011-13, Study co-leader, "Visualization Techniques to Capture Wellness," University of Washington
  • 2010-11, Project leader, "NW Public Health Information Exchange," University of Washington
  • 2010-11, Technical lead, Distribute syndromic surveillance project, University of Washington