Jill Reed, PhD, APRN-NP

Assistant Professor


University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC)
College of Nursing - Kearney Division
2402 University Drive
Kearney, NE 68849-4510

Phone: 308-865-8150
Email: jrreed@unmc.edu



  • 1995, BSN, UNMC
  • 2000, MSN, UNMC
  • 2014, PhD, UNMC


Dr. Reed is an Assistant 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.


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.