University of Nebraska Medical Center

Jill Reed, PhD, APRN-NP

Associate Professor, UNMC College of Nursing


Jill Reed, PhD, APRN-NP
Dr. Reed is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing - Kearney Division. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing, Masters of Nursing Degree and PhD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her nursing background is in medical-surgical nursing. In addition, she is a Family Nurse Practitioner working in urgent care.
  • 1995, BSN, UNMC
  • 2000, MSN, UNMC
  • 2014, PhD, UNMC
Research Interests
  • Motivation to lose weight in overweight and obese adults living in rural areas
  • Reed, J. R., Yates, B. C., Houfek, J., Briner, W., Schmid, K. K., & Pullen, C. H. (2015). Motivational factors predict weight loss in rural adults. Public Health Nursing (Boston, Mass.), doi:10.1111/phn.12213
  • Reed, J. R., Yates, B. C., Houfek, J., Pullen, C. H., Briner, W., & Schmid, K. K. (2015). Eating self-regulation in overweight and obese adults: A concept analysis. Nursing Forum, doi:10.1111/nuf.12125
  • Hageman, P.A., Reed, J.R., Pullen, C., Boeckner, L.S., Dizona, P., & Yates, B.C. (2012). Relationships between Motivation for Weight Loss and Cognitive-Behavioral Influences Among Midlife and Older Rural Women Enrolled in a Web-based Clinical Trial for Weight Loss and Weight Maintenance. The Gerontologist, 52(S1), 390-391.
  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
  • Nebraska Nurse Practitioners.
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society.
  • Sigma Theta Tau.
  • American Nurses Association.
  • UNMC CON Alumni Association Board member and chair of Awards Committee from 2001-2005.
  • Dr. Reed received the award for best podium presentation at the Seattle Nursing Research Consortium in 2015.
  • Dr. Reed received the UNMC College of Nursing Dean’s Award for MNRS Research Poster Presentation in 2014.