Richelle J. Koopman, MD, MS

Approved Mentor (Primary, Mentoring Committee)
University of Missouri-Columbia

Richelle J. Koopman, MD, MS is the Jack M. and Winifred S. Colwill Professor and Vice Chair for Research and Faculty Affairs for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Missouri School of Medicine. She is an expert in applying user-centered design, behavioral economics, and human factors engineering principles to designing, implementing, and evaluating clinical decision support in EHRs. Her research team’s philosophy is to dual design decision support for both clinical care teams AND the patient. As such, she is innovating in the area of patient-centered electronic decision support that is integrated with the patient portal, the clinical EHR, and the patient’s care team. Previous work has focused on diabetes decision support; most recently she has been working with these tools to improve hypertension diagnosis and control in the primary care setting. Medication timelines and smoothing algorithms for blood pressure data visualization are some of the cutting edge designs that characterize this work. Beyond merely addressing usability, Dr. Koopman and her team seek to create tools that fit the patient and clinician workflow, making it easy for them to do the right things.