Randall W. Rupper, MD, MPH

Research Interests

  • Medicaid
  • Health Care Outcomes Associated with Different Patterns of Health Care Utilization
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Different Community Level Interventions to Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Use in Rural Areas
  • Health Outcomes of Novel Policy Interventions
  • Data Analysis to Longitudinally Validate a Scale for Identifying Vulnerable Community Dwelling Elders
  • Tele-Health Technology
  • Medicare Coverage

Languages

  • English
  • German

Academic Information

  • Departments: Internal Medicine - Associate Professor (Clinical)
  • Divisions: Geriatrics
  • Cancer Center Programs: Cancer Control & Population Sciences

Board Certification

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Geriatric Medicine)

Academic Office Information

  • 801-584-2522
  • VA - Building #2
    GRECC 182
    500 S Foothill Dr
    Salt Lake City, UT 84148

Academic Bio

Randall Rupper, MD/MPH, is an Associate Professor in the department of Internal medicine, and he joined the University of Utah's Division of Geriatrics and the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center in 2003. He is an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and a member of the Cancer Control and Population Sciences program.Dr. Rupper’s primary research involves developing and evaluating clinical systems that 1) provide for surveillance of the medical decision-making needs of elderly patients and their caregivers and 2) deliver appropriately personalized decision support. His work involves demonstration of new models of access, especially within Federal programs including Medicare and the Veterans Health Administration. Examples of outreach models include the use of community navigators to improve cancer care among Native Americans and the use of internet-based support for caregivers of dementia patients. Dr. Rupper was co-principal investigator of an HCI project aimed at improving cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment for underserved American Indians by removing barriers, both local and institutional, to receiving appropriate care.Rupper earned his medical degree from Stanford University and completed his residency at the University of Washington. He earned a master’s in public health from the University of North Carolina and completed fellowships at UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Utah.

Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship University of Utah School of Medicine
Geriatrics
Fellow
Graduate Training University of North Carolina
M.P.H.
Fellowship University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Fellow
Residency University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Resident
Internship University of Washington
Internal Medicine
Intern
Professional Medical Stanford University, School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Molecular Biology
B.S.

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Zheng, R, Smith, D, Luptak, M, Hill, RD, Hill, J, Rupper, R (06/28/2016). Does Visual Redundancy Inhibit Older Persons' Information Processing in Learning. Educ Gerontol.
  2. Zheng, R, Hicken BL, Hill RD, Luptak M, Daniel CM, Grant M, and Rupper R (2016). Digital Technology and Caregiver Training for Older Persons: Cognitive and Affective Perspectives. Educ Gerontol.
  3. Wright P, Malcolm C, Hicken B, Rupper R (2015). The VA Caregiver Support Line: A Gateway of Support for Caregivers of Veterans. J Gerontol Soc Work, 58(4), 386-98.
  4. Call VR, Erickson LD, Dailey NK, Hicken BL, Rupper R, Yorgason JB, Bair B (2015). Attitudes Toward Telemedicine in Urban, Rural, and Highly Rural Communities. Telemed J E Health, 21(8), 644-51.
  5. Sauer B, Nebeker J, Shen S, Rupper R, West S, Shinogle JA, Xu W, Lohr KN, Samore M (2014). Methodological framework to identify possible adverse drug reactions using population-based administrative data. F1000Res, 3, 258.
  6. Nelson RE, Hicken B, Cai B, Dahal A, West A, Rupper R (2014). Utilization of travel reimbursement in the Veterans Health Administration. J Rural Health, 30(2), 128-38.
  7. Hurria A, Wildes T, Blair SL, Browner IS, Cohen HJ, Deshazo M, Dotan E, Edil BH, Extermann M, Ganti AK, Holmes HM, Jagsi R, Karlekar MB, Keating NL, Korc-Grodzicki B, McKoy JM, Medeiros BC, Mrozek E, OConnor T, Rugo HS, Rupper RW, Silliman RA, Stirewalt DL, Tew WP, Walter LC, Weir AB 3rd, Bergman MA, Sundar H (2014). Senior adult oncology, version 2.2014: clinical practice guidelines in oncology . J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 12(1), 82-126.
  8. McKoy JM, Burhenn PS, Browner IS, Loeser KL, Tulas KM, Oden MR, Rupper RW (2014). Assessing cognitive function and capacity in older adults with cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw, 12(1), 138-44.
  9. Zheng, RZ, Daniel, CM, Hill, RD, Luptak, M, Hicken, BL, Grant, M, Rupper R (Fall 2013). The Effects of High and Low Technologies on Emotional Support for Caregivers: An Exploratory Study. International Journal of Cyber Behavior, Psychology and Learning, 3(3), 34-45.
  10. Nelson RE, Hicken B, West A, Rupper R (2012). The effect of increased travel reimbursement rates on health care utilization in the VA. J Rural Health, 28(2), 192-201.
  11. Juretic M, Hill R, Hicken B, Luptak M, Rupper R, Bair B (2012). Predictors of attrition in older users of a home-based monitoring and health information delivery system. Telemed J E Health, 18(9), 709-12.
  12. Daniel CM, Hill RD, Luptak M, Hicken BL, Zheng R, Turner CM, Rupper R (November 2011). Reaching Out to Caregivers of Veterans With Dementia. Federal Practitioner, 28(11), 43-47.
  13. Oderda L, Holman C, Nichols B, Rupper R, Bair B, Hoffman M, Hicken B (2011). Pharmacist-managed telephone clinic review of antidementia medication effectiveness. Consult Pharm, 26(4), 264-73.
  14. Hill RD, Luptak MK, Rupper RW, Bair B, Peterson C, Dailey N, Hicken BL (12/16/2010). Review of Veterans Health Administration Telemedicine Interventions. Am J Manag Care, 16(Suppl HIT), 302-310.
  15. Rupper RW, Bair BD, Sauer BC, Nebeker JR, Shinogle J, Samore M (2007). Out-of-pocket pharmacy expenditures for veterans under medicare part D. Med Care, 45(10 Supl 2), S77-80.

Book Chapter

  1. Candice M Daniel, Bret Hicken, Marilyn Luptak, Marren Grant, Randall Rupper (8/2012). Using Technology to Reach Caregivers of Veterans with Dementia. In Robert Z. Zheng, Robert D. Hill, Michael K. Gardner (Eds.), Engaging Older Adults with Modern Technology: Internet Use and Information Access Needs. IGI Global.

Conference Proceedings

  1. Sauer B, Nebeker J, Rupper R, Samore M (2007). Serum Potassium Monitoring and Hyperkalemia in Veterans using Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Inhibitors. HSR&D National Meeting, Arlington, VA.