Richelle Koopman

Associate Professor

Family and Community Medicine


(573) 882-2190

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

University Physicians – Smiley Lane Family Medicine Clinic
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

Scholarly Projects

Office Information

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


2015 Publications

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.

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.

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.

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.

Research Focus

For the more than 100 million patients with chronic conditions in our country, collaborating with their health care team is part of effective, high-quality care. Health information technology can play an important role in improving this care through patient-physician communication, clinical decision support, and shared decision making.

DR. KOOPMAN is committed to identifying and promoting electronic health record design that makes it easy for patients and physicians to understand patient data. Her research focuses on how patients and physicians together can use a clear display of patient information to make better shared decisions to improve health.