Jeffery Belden, MD

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Family and Community Medicine

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Family and Community Medicine


Jeff Belden, MD, is professor emeritus at the University of Missouri Department of Family and Community Medicine. His worked focused on EHR innovation projects at the Tiger Institute, a technology collaborative between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation. In research projects, he provided liaison to the Tiger Institute.

Dr. Belden was medical director of interoperability at the Tiger Institute, where he worked with health care providers to identify clinically important ways to connect our electronic records and communications. He is the founding and former chair of the HIMSS EMR Usability Task Force, and he was lead author of Inspired EHRs: Designing for Clinicians, a guide for EHR usability which can be found online at

Dr. Belden has a special interest in improving the EHR user experience and in the visual display of information. His past experiences in photography, filmmaking, layout and design, typography, and consulting in healthcare software design inform his approach to user-centered design thinking.

Academic Information

Professor Emeritus of Clinical Family and Community Medicine

Research Interests

  • Headaches
  • Improving Electronic Medical Record Usability
  • Professional Well-Being
  • Religion/Spirituality in Medicine
  • Visual Display of Information

Education & Training

Medical School

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine


University of Missouri Health Care

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine


For a complete publication list, see: My Bibliography (NCBI Collections)


Designing a medication timeline for patients and physicians.
Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2019;26(2):95-105.
Belden JL, Wegier P, Patel J, Hutson A, Plaisant C, Moore JL, Lowrance NJ, Boren SA, Koopman RJ.

Patient judgments about hypertension control: the role of variability, trends, and outliers in visualized blood pressure data.
Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2019;21(3):e11366.
Shaffer VA, Wegier P, Valentine KD, Belden JL, Canfield SM, Patil SJ, Popescu M, Steege LM, Jain A, Koopman RJ.

The role of home BP monitoring: Answers to 10 common questions: How does home BP monitoring stack up against clinic and ambulatory measurements for the Dx and management of hypertension? Find out in this review.
Journal of Family Practice. 2019;68(1):29-33.
Patil SJ, Koopman RJ, Belden J, LeFevre M.


A decision support system for home BP measurements.
In: PervasiveHealth '17 Proceedings of the 11th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare, 2017 May 23-26; Barcelona, Spain. 2018. 231-234.
Jain A, Popescu M, Keller J, Belden JL, Koopman RJ, Patil SJ, Canfield SM, Steege LM, Shaffer VA, Wegler P, Valentine KD, Hathaway A.

Toward a patient-centered ambulatory after-visit summary: Identifying primary care patients' information needs.
Informatics for health & social care. 2018;43(3):248-263.
Clarke MA, Moore JL, Steege LM, Koopman RJ, Belden JL, Canfield SM, Kim MS.


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 J, Koopman R, Patil S, Lowrance N, Petroski G, Smith J.

Embedding a medical search engine within an electronic health record.
Missouri Medicine. 2017;114(4):316-320.
Alafaireet P, Belden J, Botkin M, Kochendorfer K, Kruse R, Streckler D, Williams J.

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