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Jorie M. Butler

Jorie M. Butler, PhD

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments Primary - Biomedical Informatics , Primary - Internal Medicine

Divisions: Geriatrics

Research Interests

  • Health Psychology
  • Family Adaptation to Chronic Illness
  • Aging
  • Medical Education
  • Decision Making
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Decision Support Systems, Clinical
  • Health-related Instrument and Survey Development
  • Survey Methodology
  • Qualitative Research
  • Developing Mixed-Methods (Qualitative-Quantitative) Approaches to Integrating Data Analysis
  • User-Computer Interface

A Health Psychologist by training, my research is focused on relational and contextual factors associated with patient centered care, shared decision making, clinician education, clinical decision making implementation, and sociotechnical research tackling large problems in Biomedical Informatics. I focus on the goals and personal experiences of patients, and how clinicians obtain and use that information to encourage active patient involvement in patient centered care and shared decision making, particularly for older populations. I study clinician decision making in antibiotic prescribing, pneumonia, sepsis, and other areas and the systems and solutions that support those decision processes for optimal decision making. I use these goals to support development and evaluation of implementation of informatics solutions for enhancing patient centered care and clinical decision making. I also evaluate educational experiences of physicians, nurses, and other associated health trainees. My expertise in quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and usability inform my role as Associate Director for Education and Evaluation in the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), and research I direct measuring patient centered care in patient-provider and caregiver interactions in VA and University of Utah healthcare systems.

Research Statement

My research interests include sociotechnical systems and implementation science of patient-centered care, geriatrics, and medical decision-making (including shared decision-making). I engage in foundational development, evaluation, and implementation of informatics solutions supporting medical decision-making across healthcare systems and decision contexts, e.g., chronic pain, antibiotic prescribing, sepsis, and cancer. My expertise includes qualitative, quantitative, and survey methods examining individual differences, workflow, and usability, for patient and clinician-facing technology. Trained in team science since graduate school, I have contributed leadership to sociotechnical work within a team science environment. I have led sociotechnical research, qualitative research, survey design, and implementation studies as a co-Investigator across multiple projects. I have also provided mentorship to junior colleagues as second or co-first author on multiple occasions. I am Associate Director for Education and Evaluation in the VA Salt Lake City Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) and a Principal Investigator in the VA Salt Lake City Informatics, Decision-Enhancement, and Analytics (IDEAS) Center of Innovation.

Education History

Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Postdoctoral Fellow
University of California, Irvine
Undergraduate University of California, Riverside

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Kukhareva PV, Li H, Caverly TJ, Fagerlin A, Del Fiol G, Hess R, Zhang Y, Butler JM, Schlechter C, Flynn MC, Reddy C, Choi J, Balbin C, Warner IA, Warner PB, Nanjo C, Kawamoto K (2024). Lung Cancer Screening Before and After a Multifaceted Electronic Health Record Intervention: A Nonrandomized Controlled Trial. JAMA Netw Open, 7(6), e2415383. (Read full article)
  2. Butler JM, Taft T, Taber P, Rutter E, Fix M, Baker A, Weir C, Nevers M, Classen D, Cosby K, Jones M, Chapman A, Jones BE (2024). Pneumonia diagnosis performance in the emergency department: a mixed-methods study about clinicians' experiences and exploration of individual differences and response to diagnostic performance feedback. J Am Med Inform Assoc. (Read full article)
  3. Kukhareva PV, Weir CR, Cedillo M, Taft T, Butler JM, Rudd EA, Zepeda J, Zheutlin E, Kiraly B, Flynn M, Conroy MB, Kawamoto K (2024). Design and implementation of electronic health record-based tools to support a weight management program in primary care. JAMIA Open, 7(2), ooae038. (Read full article)
  4. Payne VL, Sattar U, Wright M, Hill E, Butler JM, Macpherson B, Jeppesen A, Del Fiol G, Madaras-Kelly K (2024). Clinician perspectives on how situational context and augmented intelligence design features impact perceived usefulness of sepsis prediction scores embedded within a simulated electronic health record. J Am Med Inform Assoc. (Read full article)
  5. Conroy MB, Cedillo M, Jordanova K, Zepeda J, Kiraly B, Flynn M, Wu C, Kukhareva PV, Butler JM, Hess R, Greene T, Kawamoto K (2024). Implementing weight maintenance with existing staff and electronic health record tools in a primary care setting: Baseline results from the MAINTAIN PRIME trial. Contemp Clin Trials, 141, 107520. (Read full article)
  6. Sideris K, Weir CR, Schmalfuss C, Hanson H, Pipke M, Tseng PH, Lewis N, Sallam K, Bozkurt B, Hanff T, Schofield R, Larimer K, Kyriakopoulos CP, Taleb I, Brinker L, Curry T, Knecht C, Butler JM, Stehlik J (2024). Artificial intelligence predictive analytics in heart failure: results of the pilot phase of a pragmatic randomized clinical trial. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 31(4), 919-928. (Read full article)
  7. Hendrickson KW, Hopkins RO, Groat DL, Stokes SC, Schroeder FM, Butler JM, Hirshberg EL (2023). Patient experiences with SARS-CoV-2: Associations between patient experience of disease and coping profiles. PLoS One, 18(11), e0294201. (Read full article)
  8. Stevens ER, Caverly T, Butler JM, Kukhareva P, Richardson S, Mann DM, Kawamoto K (2023). Considerations for using predictive models that include race as an input variable: The case study of lung cancer screening. J Biomed Inform, 147, 104525. (Read full article)
  9. Butler JM, Wang X, Riddoch M, Thorpe A, Stevens V, Scherer LD, Drews FA, Shoemaker H, Fagerlin A (2023). Veterans and Nonveterans Coping With Stress During 4 Months of COVID-19. Ann Fam Med, 21(6), 508-516. (Read full article)
  10. Payne VL, Partridge B, Bozkurt S, Nandwani A, Butler JM (2023). Accomplished women leaders in informatics: insights about successful careers. J Am Med Inform Assoc, 30(9), 1567-1572. (Read full article)
  11. Thorpe A, Levy AG, Scherer LD, Scherer AM, Drews FA, Butler JM, Fagerlin A (2023). Impact of prior COVID-19 infection on perceptions about the benefit and safety of COVID-19 vaccines. Am J Infect Control, 52(1), 125-128. (Read full article)
  12. Shoemaker HE, Thorpe A, Stevens V, Butler JM, Drews FA, Burpo N, Scherer LD, Fagerlin A (2023). Telehealth use during the COVID-19 pandemic among Veterans and non-Veterans: An Online Survey. JMIR Form Res, 7, e42217. (Read full article)
  13. Kukhareva PV, Li H, Caverly TJ, Del Fiol G, Fagerlin A, Butler JM, Hess R, Zhang Y, Taft T, Flynn MC, Reddy C, Martin DK, Rodriguez-Loya S, Warner PB, Kawamoto K (2023). Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening in Primary Care and Pulmonary Clinics: Pragmatic Clinical Trial of Electronic Health Record-Integrated Everyday Shared Decision Making Tool and Clinician-Facing Prompts. Chest, 164(5), 1325-1338. (Read full article)
  14. Sharareh N, Wang CY, S Wallace A, Butler J (2023). Indications of food insecurity in the content of telephone calls to a community referral system. PLoS One, 18(4), e0284624. (Read full article)
  15. Tjilos M, Drainoni ML, Burrowes SAB, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Bidwell Goetz M, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem EA, Zhang Y, Barlam TF (2023). A qualitative evaluation of frontline clinician perspectives toward antibiotic stewardship programs. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-7. (Read full article)
  16. Levy AG, Thorpe A, Scherer LD, Scherer AM, Butler JM, Shoemaker H, Fagerlin A (2023). Parental Nonadherence to Health Policy Recommendations for Prevention of COVID-19 Transmission Among Children. JAMA Netw Open, 6(3), e231587. (Read full article)
  17. Goedken CC, Butler JM, Judd J, Brown N, Rubin M, Goetz MB (2023). Antimicrobial physician and pharmacist experience and perception of an antimicrobial Self-Stewardship Time-Out Program (SSTOP) intervention at eight Veterans' Affairs medical centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 1-4. (Read full article)
  18. Brown SM, Dinglas VD, Akhlaghi N, Bose S, Banner-Goodspeed V, Beesley S, Groat D, Greene T, Hopkins RO, Mir-Kasimov M, Sevin CM, Turnbull AE, Jackson JC, Needham DM, Caraker E, Cherukuri SPS, Kadiri NP, Kalva T, Koneru M, Kota P, Lee EM, Mahmoud MA, Malik A, Nikooie R, Roberts D, Singu S, Vaziri P, Brown K, Daw A, Merrill M, Smith R, Hirshberg E, Butler J, Hoenig B, Karamourtopoulos M, Hays M, Abel R, High C, Beck E, Armbruster B, Applegate D, Fergus M, Kumar N, Roth M, Mogan S, Abel R, De Souza Licht A, Londono I, Larson J, Capers K, Karamourtopoulos M, Hoenig B, Toksoz-Exley A, Crane J (2022). Association between unmet medication needs after hospital discharge and readmission or death among acute respiratory failure survivors: the addressing post-intensive care syndrome (APICS-01) multicenter prospective cohort study. Crit Care, 26(1). (Read full article)
  19. Gomez Lumbreras A, Reese TJ, Del Fiol G, Tan MS, Butler JM, Hurwitz JT, Brown M, Kawamoto K, Thiess H, Wright M, Malone DC (2022). Shared Decision-Making for Drug-Drug Interactions: Formative Evaluation of an Anticoagulant Drug Interaction. JMIR Form Res, 6(10), e40018. (Read full article)
  20. Farrell TW, Volden TA, Butler JM, Eleazer GP, Rupper RW, Echt KV, Shaughnessy M, Supiano MA (2022). Age-friendly care in the Veterans Health Administration: past, present, and future. J Am Geriatr Soc, 71(1), 18-25. (Read full article)
  21. Levy AG, Thorpe A, Scherer LD, Scherer AM, Drews FA, Butler JM, Burpo N, Shoemaker H, Stevens V, Fagerlin A (2022). Misrepresentation and Nonadherence Regarding COVID-19 Public Health Measures. JAMA Netw Open, 5(10), e2235837. (Read full article)
  22. Thorpe A, Fagerlin A, Butler J, Stevens V, Drews FA, Shoemaker H, Riddoch MS, Scherer LD (2022). Communicating about COVID-19 vaccine development and safety. PLoS One, 17(8), e0272426. (Read full article)
  23. Farrell TW, Butler JM, Towsley GL, Telonidis JS, Supiano KP, Stephens CE, Nelson NM, May AL, Edelman LS (2022). Communication Disparities between Nursing Home Team Members. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 19(10). (Read full article)
  24. Graber CJ, Simon AR, Zhang Y, Goetz MB, Jones MM, Butler JM, Chou AF, Glassman PA (2022). Performance of infectious diseases specialists, hospitalists, and other internal medicine physicians in antimicrobial case-based scenarios: Potential impact of antimicrobial stewardship programs at 16 Veterans' Affairs medical centers. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 44(3), 1-6. (Read full article)
  25. Thorpe A, Fagerlin A, Drews FA, Butler J, Stevens V, Riddoch MS, Scherer LD (2022). Communications to Promote Interest and Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines. Am J Health Promot, 36(6), 8901171221082904. (Read full article)
  26. Knight SJ, Haibach JP, Hamilton AB, Whittle J, Ono SS, Butler J, Flower M, Ray CD, Pugh MJ, Zickmund SL (2022). Veteran Engagement in Health Services Research: a Conceptual Model. J Gen Intern Med, 37(Suppl 1), 94-98. (Read full article)
  27. Butler JM, Gibson B, Patterson OV, Damschroder LJ, Halls CH, Denhalter DW, Samore MH, Li H, Zhang Y, DuVall SL (2022). Clinician documentation of patient centered care in the electronic health record. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak, 22(1), 65. (Read full article)
  28. Farrell TW, Towsley GL, Eaton J, Butler JM, Supiano KP, Stephens C, Witt C, Nelson NM, Edelman LS (2022). The Development and Validation of a Communication Survey Instrument for Long-term Care Staff. J Contin Educ Nurs, 53(3), 123-130. (Read full article)
  29. Butler JM, Gibson B, Schnock K, Bates D, Classen D (2022). Patient Perceptions of Hospital Experiences: Implications for Innovations in Patient Safety. J Patient Saf, 18(2), e563-e567. (Read full article)
  30. Burrowes SAB, Drainoni ML, Tjilos M, Butler JM, Damschroder LJ, Goetz MB, Madaras-Kelly K, Reardon CM, Samore MH, Shen J, Stenehjem E, Zhang Y, Barlam TF (2021). Survey of physician and pharmacist steward perceptions of their antibiotic stewardship programs. Antimicrob Steward Healthc Epidemiol, 1(1), e48. (Read full article)
  31. Van De Graaff M, Hopkins RO, Gee J, Beesley SJ, Butler J, Richards T, Crowley A, Lappe D, Brown SM (2021). Partners in Healing: Redesign and expansion of family involvement in inpatient nursing care. Nursing, 51(11), 64-68. (Read full article)
  32. Harris BR, Beesley SJ, Hopkins RO, Hirshberg EL, Wilson E, Butler J, Oniki TA, Kuttler KG, Orme JF, Brown SM (2021). Heart rate variability and subsequent psychological distress among family members of intensive care unit patients. J Int Med Res, 49(11), 3000605211057829. (Read full article)
  33. Beesley SJ, Powell A, Groat D, Butler J, Hopkins RO, Rozenblum R, Aboumatar H, Butler AM, Sugarman J, Francis L, Brown SM (2021). Evaluating the Balance Between Privacy and Access in Digital Information Sharing. Crit Care Med, 50, e109-e116. (Read full article)
  34. Sanyer O, Butler JM, Fortenberry K, Webb-Allen T, Ose D (2021). Information sharing via electronic health records in team-based care: the patient perspective. Fam Pract, 38(4), 468-472. (Read full article)
  35. Taber P, Weir C, Butler JM, Graber CJ, Jones MM, Madaras-Kelly K, Zhang Y, Chou AF, Samore MH, Goetz MB, Glassman PA (2021). Social dynamics of a population-level dashboard for antimicrobial stewardship: A qualitative analysis. Am J Infect Control, 49(7), 862-867. (Read full article)
  36. Butler JM Gibson B Schnock K Bates D Classen D (2021). Patient Perspectives of Hospital Experiences:  Implications for Innovations in Public Safety. J Patient Saf.
  37. Schnock K, Roulier S, Butler J, Dykes P, Fiskio J, Gibson B, Lipsitz S, Miller S, Shaykevich S, Bates D, Classen D (2021). Engaging Patients in the Use of Real-Time Electronic Clinical Data to Improve the Safety and Reliability of Their Own Care. J Patient Saf, 18, e407-e413. (Read full article)
  38. Marchand WR, Sandoval K, Lackner R, Parker SC, Herrmann T, Yabko B, Velasquez T, Lewis L, Butler J (2020). Mindfulness-based interventions for military veterans: A systematic review and analysis of the literature. Complement Ther Clin Pract, 42, 101274. (Read full article)
  39. Dassel KB, Rupper R, Supiano K, Andersen T, Butler J, Telonidis J, Edelman LS (2020). Geriatrics workforce enhancement program: educational outcomes of community-based dementia caregiver conferences. Educ Gerontol, 46(12), 768-773. (Read full article)
  40. Shimada SL, Zocchi MS, Hogan TP, Kertesz SG, Rotondi AJ, Butler JM, Knight SJ, DeLaughter K, Kleinberg F, Nicklas J, Nazi KM, Houston TK (2020). Impact of Patient-Clinical Team Secure Messaging on Communication Patterns and Patient Experience: Randomized Encouragement Design Trial. J Med Internet Res, 22(11), e22307. (Read full article)
  41. Butler JM, Gibson B, Lewis L, Reiber G, Kramer H, Rupper R, Herout J, Long B, Massaro D, Nebeker J (2020). Patient-centered care and the electronic health record: exploring functionality and gaps. JAMIA Open, 3(3), 360-368. (Read full article)
  42. Beesley SJ, Hirshberg EL, Wilson EL, Butler JM, Oniki TA, Kuttler KG, Orme JF, Hopkins RO, Brown SM (2020). Depression and Change in Caregiver Burden Among Family Members of Intensive Care Unit Survivors. Am J Crit Care, 29(5), 350-357. (Read full article)
  43. Hruza HR, Velasquez T, Madaras-Kelly KJ, Fleming-Dutra KE, Samore MH, Butler JM (2020). Evaluation of clinicians' knowledge, attitudes, and planned behaviors related to an intervention to improve acute respiratory infection management. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 41(6), 672-679. (Read full article)
  44. Dassel K, Butler J, Telonidis J, Edelman L (2020). Development and evaluation of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) best care practices in long-term care online training program. Educ Gerontol, 46(3), 150-157. (Read full article)
  45. Rosenberg LJ, Butler JM, Caprio AJ, Rhodes RL, Braun UK, Vitale CA, Telonidis J, Periyakoil VS, Farrell TW (2019). Results From a Survey of American Geriatrics Society Members' Views on Physician-Assisted Suicide. J Am Geriatr Soc, 68(1), 23-30. (Read full article)
  46. Berg CA, Butner J, Wiebe DJ, Lansing AH, Osborn P, King PS, Palmer DL, Butler JM (2017). Developmental Model of Parent-Child Coordination for Self-Regulation Across Childhood and Into Emerging Adulthood: Type 1 Diabetes Management as an Example. Dev Rev, 46, 1-26. (Read full article)
  47. Gibson B, Butler J, Doyon K, Ellington L, Bray BE, Zeng Q (2017). Veterans Like Me: Formative evaluation of a patient decision aid design. J Biomed Inform, 71S, S46-S52. (Read full article)
  48. Butler JM, Anderson KA, Supiano MA, Weir CR (2017). "It Feels Like a Lot of Extra Work": Resident Attitudes About Quality Improvement and Implications for an Effective Learning Health Care System. Acad Med, 92(7), 984-990. (Read full article)
  49. Butler JM, Hirshberg EL, Hopkins RO, Wilson EL, Orme JF, Beesley SJ, Kuttler K, Brown SM (2016). Preliminary Identification of Coping Profiles Relevant to Surrogate Decision Making in the ICU. PLoS One, 11(11), e0166542. (Read full article)
  50. Zeng-Treitler Q, Gibson B, Hill B, Butler J, Christensen C, Redd D, Shao Y, Bray B (2016). The effect of simulated narratives that leverage EMR data on shared decision-making: a pilot study. BMC Res Notes, 9, 359. (Read full article)
  51. Gibson B, Butler JM, Lewis L, Weir C (2016). Predictors of patient's intentions to participate in pragmatic clinical trials: An initial exploration. SSM Popul Health, 2, 90-94. (Read full article)
  52. Graber CJ, Jones MM, Glassman PA, Weir C, Butler J, Nechodom K, Kay CL, Furman AE, Tran TT, Foltz C, Pollack LA, Samore MH, Goetz MB (2015). Taking an Antibiotic Time-out: Utilization and Usability of a Self-Stewardship Time-out Program for Renewal of Vancomycin and Piperacillin-Tazobactam. Hosp Pharm, 50(11), 1011-24. (Read full article)
  53. Jones M, Butler J, Graber C, Glassman P, Samore MH, Weir C, Goetz MB (2015). A cognitive perspective of an antibiotic timeout program. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control, 4(Suppl 1), 187.
  54. Nelson RE, Xie Y, DuVall SL, Butler J, Kamauu AWC, Knippenberg K, Schuerch M, Foskett N, LaFleur J (2015). Multiple sclerosis and risk of infection-related hospitalization and death in US veterans. Int J MS Care, 17(5), 221-230. (Read full article)
  55. Weir CR, Butler J, Thraen I, Woods PA, Hermos J, Ferguson R, Gleason T, Barrus R, Fiore L (2014). Veterans Healthcare Administration providers' attitudes and perceptions regarding pragmatic trials embedded at the point of care. Clin Trials, 11(3), 292-299. (Read full article)
  56. Butler JM, Carter M, Hayden C, Gibson B, Weir C, Snow L, Morales J, Smith A, Bateman K, Gundlapalli AV, Samore M (2013). Understanding adoption of a personal health record in rural health care clinics: revealing barriers and facilitators of adoption including attributions about potential patient portal users and self-reported characteristics of early adopting users. AMIA Annu Symp Proc, 2013, 152-61. (Read full article)
  57. Fortenberry K, Butler J, Butner J, Berg C, Upchurch R, Wiebe D (2012). Erratum: Perceived diabetes task competence mediates the relationship of both negative and positive affect with blood glucose in adolescents with type 1 diabetes (Annals of Behavioral Medicine DOI: 10.1007/s12160-009-9086-7). Ann Behav Med, 44(1), 142. (Read full article)
  58. Butler J, Fortenberry K, Berg C, McCabe J, Blakemore T, Wiebe D (2011). Early adolescents' goals and mothers' accuracy in predicting adolescent goals in the context of type 1 diabetes. Child Health Care, 40(2), 155-169. (Read full article)