Richelle Koopman


Director of Family Medicine Research

Jack M. and Winifred S. Colwill Endowed Professor

Family and Community Medicine


Medical School

University of Pittsburgh


St. Margaret Memorial Hospital,
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Graduate Study

Master of Science in Clinical Research
Medical University of South Carolina


Academic Family Medicine Fellowship
Medical University of South Carolina

Board Certification

Family Medicine

Clinical Interests

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Clinic Information

Family Medicine-Smiley Lane
2325 Smiley Lane
Columbia, MO 65202

Research Interests

  • Patient Use of Online Health Resources and Communication
  • Detection of Type 2 Diabetes and Pre-Diabetes States
  • Health Information Technology
  • Quality Improvement
  • Risk Assessment

Office Information

MU Family and Community Medicine
One Hospital Drive
MA306 Medical Sciences Building, DC032.00
Columbia, MO 65212

My Bibliography (NCBI Collections)


A new paradigm of technology-enabled ‘vital signs’ for early detection of health change for older adults.
Gerontology. 2015;61(3):281-290.
Rantz MJ, Skubic M, Popescu M, Galambos C, Koopman RJ, Alexander GL, Phillips LJ, Musterman K, Back J, Miller SJ.

An academic health system: University of Missouri Health System (UMHS), Columbia, Missouri.
In: Higgins TC, Crosson J, Peikes D, McNellis R, Genevro J, Meyers D, editors.
Using health information technology to support quality improvement in primary care, Rockville, MD:
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2015. p. 9-11.
Hogan TM, Koopman RJ.

Enhanced registered nurse care coordination with sensor technology: Impact on length of stay and cost in aging in place housing.
Nursing Outlook. 2015;63(6):650-655.
Rantz M, Lane K, Phillips LJ, Despins LA, Galambos C, Alexander GL, Koopman RJ, Hicks L, Skubic M, Miller SJ.

Physician information needs and electronic health records (EHRs): time to reengineer the clinic note.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM. 2015;28(3):316-323.
Koopman RJ, Steege LM, Moore JL, Clarke MA, Canfield SM, Kim MS, Belden JL.

Understanding the exercise habits of residents and attending physicians: a mixed methodology study.
Family Medicine. 2015;47(2):118-123.
Williams AS, Williams CD, Cronk NJ, Kruse RL, Ringdahl EN, Koopman RJ.


Health information needs, sources, and barriers of primary care patients to achieve patient-centered care: A literature review.
Health Informatics Journal. 2016;22(4):992-1016.
Clarke M, Moore J, Steege L, Koopman R, Belden J, Canfield S, Meadows S, Elliott S, Kim M.

Peer support interventions for adults with diabetes: a meta-analysis of hemoglobin A1c outcomes.
Annals of Family Medicine. 2016;14(6):540-551.
Patil SJ, Ruppar T, Koopman RJ, Lindbloom EJ, Elliott SG, Mehr DR, Conn VS.


Dynamic electronic health record note prototype: seeing more by showing less.
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine: JABFM. 2017;30(6):691-700.
Belden JL, Koopman RJ, Patil SJ, Lowrance NJ, Petroski GF, Smith JB.

NAPCRG launches video to promote primary care research.
Annals of Family Medicine. 2017;15(1):84.
Haught J, Koopman R

Randomized trial of intelligent sensor system for early illness alerts in senior housing.
Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2017;18(10):860-870.
Rantz M, Phillips LJ, Galambos C, Lane K, Alexander GL, Despins L, Koopman RJ, Skubic M, Hicks L, Miller S, Craver A, Harris BH, Deroche CB.

More than 100 million Americans have chronic health conditions, but many of them do not receive the care they need to adequately control them. For example, only about half of the 78 million Americans diagnosed with high blood pressure have their blood pressure in the goal range.

RICHELLE KOOPMAN is committed to promoting EHR design that makes it easy for patients and physicians to make good decisions to improve health.  She seeks to leverage improved data visualization, electronic support for decision making, and patient-physician information-sharing to enable people with chronic conditions and their physicians to make well-informed shared decisions that lead to better health outcomes.