Andrew P. Reimer, PhD, RN, CFRN, FAAN

Associate Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
Center for Nursing Education, Simulation, and Innovation
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Critical care
  • Flight nursing—providing care in unstructured environments
  • Health services utilization—outcomes
  • Informatics

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Big Data/Informatics
  • Simulation Training

Research Projects


  • Zoll Foundation Grant — Reimer (PI) — 1/1/2023 to 12/31/2024. Establishing the Center for Medical Transport Statistics: A New Public Health Tool to Support Research and Policy.
  • 1R15NR017792-01 — Reimer (PI) — 7/27/2018 to 6/30/2020. National Institute of Nursing Research. Identifying Electronic Phenotypes associated with Patient Health Outcomes of Interhospital Transfer Patients: The purpose of this study is to model complex patient-centered data that may predict those patients that will benefit from interhospital transfer by identifying pre-transport electronic phenotypes, and to determine who will benefit from air versus ground transfer. Role: PI
  • Reimer, A.P. (2015). HASTE Hand-off Standardization and Training. Laerdal Foundation, Role: Primary Investigator.
  • Assessing Patient Exposure to Transport and Clinical Outcomes. National Institutes of Health Clinical Loan Repayment Program National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, 2012-2014.
  • Assessing Patient Exposure to Transport. MedEvac Foundation International. Role: Primary Investigator, 2012.


  • 5KL2RR024990  NIH/NCRR. KL2 Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program. Role: KL2 Clinical Research Scholar. 2011–2014.
  • 5 T32 NR009761-02. Multiple Morbidities in Vulnerable Populations: Nurse Scientist Training. Role: Pre-doctoral student, 2008 –2009.

Awards and Honors

American Academy of Nursing
Mid-Career Investigator Award, Health Systems, Policy and Informatics
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Jordan Award, for demonstrated excellence and significant contributions in transport nursing
Air & Transport Nurses Association
Freedman Fellowship
Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU
Bruce J. Jackson Award for undergraduate mentoring, nominee
1st Place Research ShowCase Poster Competition, Social Sciences (with student mentee Mollie Hobensack)
Freedman Fellowship
Freedman Center for Digital Scholarship, Kelvin Smith Library, CWRU
Excellence Award – Caregiver Celebrations
Division of Medical Operations, Cleveland Clinic
Junior Scholar – Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Mentor Recognition Award 2014-2015
Science Internship Program for Nursing, Cleveland Clinic
New Investigator – Acute Care Research Section
Midwest Nursing Research Society
Excellence in Critical Care Nursing
Case Western Reserve University


  • Reimer, A.P., Schiltz, N. K., & Koroukian, S.M. (2022). High-Risk Diagnosis Combinations in Patients Undergoing Interhospital Transfer. BMC Emergency Medicine. Nov 24;22(1):2161-2163 DOI: 10.1186/s12873-022-00742-1
  • Schiltz, NK,  Foradori, MA, Reimer, AP,  Plow, M,  Dolansky,MA. (2022). Availability of information on functional limitations in structured electronic health records data. J American Geriatrics Society. 70(7) 1- 3. doi:10.1111/jgs.17776
  • Reimer, A.P., Dai, W., Bramhacharya, S., Smith, B., Schiltz, N.K., Sun, J., Koroukian, S.M. (2021). Subcategorizing EHR diagnosis codes to improve clinical application of machine learning models. International Journal of Medical Informatics. NIHMS1745332 (Published online). DOI: PMCID PMC8571032
  • Reimer, A.P., Simpson, B., Brown, A.S., Passalacqua, M., Keary, J., Hustey, F.M., Kralovic, D. (2021). High Flow Nasal Cannula in Transport: Process, Results and Considerations. Air Medical Journal, 41(1) 42-46.
  • Ramanathan, R.S., Wisco, D., Vela-Duarte, D., Zafar, A., Taqui, A., Winners, S., Buletko, A.B., Hustey, F.M., Reimer, A.P., Rasmussen, P., Uchino, K., Hussain, M.S. Pre-Hospital Diagnosis in Mobile Stroke Unit. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 30(7):105801; DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis. 2021.105801
  • O’Neill, D., Branham, S., Reimer, A.P., & Fitzpatrick, J.J. (2021). Prescriptive practice differences between nurse practitioners and physicians in the  treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in the emergency department setting. J. of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Sep 23;33(3):194-199; DOI# 10.1097/JXX.0000000000000472
  • Reimer, A.P., & Milinovich, A. (2020). Using UMLS for Electronic Health Data Standardization and Database Design. J American Medical Informaics Association. 2020;27(10):1520-1528. PMCID: 7647352
  • Khot, U., Reimer, A., Brown, A. Hustey, F., Hussain, M., Kapadia, S., and Svensson, L. (2020). Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Critical Care Transfers for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, Stroke, and Aortic Emergencies. Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcome's Aug 13(8):e006938. PMID: 32524835
  • Reimer, A.P., Kaniecki, D.M., Ruszala, M.W. & Alfes, C.M. (2020). Usefulness of a Simulated Helicopter Transport Experience for Medical Resident Training. Air Medical Journal (In press).
  • Edmondson, M., & Reimer, A.P. (2020). A Beginner’s Guide to the Secondary Use of Electronic Medical Record Data for Research. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 38(7):373-374,
  • Reimer, A.P. Zafar, A., Hustey, F.M., Kralovic, D., Russman, A.N., Uchino, K.,Hussain, M.S., & Udeh, B.L. (2020). Cost-Consequence Analysis of Mobile Stroke Units Versus Standard Prehospital Care and Transport. Frontiers in Neurology. PMID: 32116993
  • Reimer, A.P. (2020) Prehospital and Transport Nursing: The Next 50 Years. Journal of Emergency Nursing, 48(1), 8-11. (Invited Editorial)
  • Reimer, A.P. & Hobensack, M. (2019) Establishing Transport Statistics: Results from the Medevac Transport Statistics Survey. Air Medical Journal, 38(3), 174-177. PMID: 31122582
  • Reimer, A.P., Schiltz, N. K., Ho, V.P., Madigan, E.A., & Koroukian, S.M. (2019). Applying Supervised Machine Learning to Identify Which Patient Characteristics Identify the Highest Rates of Mortality Post-Interhospital Transfer. Biomedical Informatics Insights. 2019 March 18; doi: 10.1177/1178222619835548. PMID: 30911219 
  • Ho, V.P., Schiltz, N. K., Reimer, A.P., Madigan, E.A., & Koroukian, S.K. (2019). High Risk Comorbidity Combinations in Older Patients undergoing Emergency General Surgery. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. March; 223: 8-15 PMID: 30506953, DOI:10.1111/jgs.15682
  • Swickard, S., Winkelman, C. Reimer, A.P., &  Musil, C.M.(2019). Validity and Reliability of the Transport Triage Tool. American Journal of Critical Care, 28(3), 202-209. PMID: 31043400 DOI: 10.4037/ajcc2019458 
  • Swickard, S., Winkelman, C. Hustey, F.M., Kerr, M., & Reimer, A.P., (2018). Patient Safety Events During Critical Care Transport. Air Medical Journal 37, 253-258. PMID: 29935705
  • Hiler, C. Wilson, K., Reimer, A.P. Hickman, R. (2018). Predictors of Moral Distress among a National Sample of Critical Care Nurses. American Journal of Critical Care, 27(1) 59-66. PMID: 29292277
  • Reimer, A.P., & Dalton, J. (2017). Predictive accuracy of medical transport information for in-hospital mortality. J Crit Care. 2018 Apr;44:238-242. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrc.2017.11.020. Epub 2017 Nov 15.
  • Reimer, A.P., & Alfes, C. Rowe, A.S., & Rodriguez-Fox, B.M. (2017). Emergency Patient Handoffs: Identifying Essential Elements and Developing an Evidence-Based Training Tool. J Contin Educ Nurs. 2018 Jan 1;49(1):34-41. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20180102-08.
  • Reimer, A.P., & Madigan, E.A. (2017). Veracity in Big Data: How Good is Good Enough. Health Informatics Journal. (In Press).
  • Ho, V.P., Steinhagen, E., Angell, K., Navale, S., Schiltz, N., Reimer, A.P., Madigan, E., & Koroukian, S. (2017). Psychiatric disease in surgically treated colorectal cancer patients. J of Surgical Research, 223, 8-15.
  • Gregoire, J., Alfes, C., Reimer, A.P., Terhaar, M. (2017). Flying Lessons for Clinicians: Developing System II Practice. Air Med J. 36(3):135-137. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2017.02.003. PubMed PMID: 28499684.
  • Kaniecki, D., Alfes, C., Hickman, R., & Reimer, A.P. (2017). Response of Flight Nurses in a Simulated Helicopter Environment. Air Med J, 36(3):131-134. doi: 10.1016/j.amj.2017.02.005. PMID: 28499683.
  • Taqui, A. Cerejo, R. Itrat, A. Briggs, F. Reimer, A.P. Winners, S. Organek, N. Buletko, A.B., Shekhi, L. Cho, S., Buttrick, M., Donohue, M.M., Khawaja, Z., Wisco, D., Frontera, J., Manno, E., Hustey, F.M., Kralovic, D., Rasmussen, P., Uchino, K., Hussain, M.S. (2017). Reduction in time to treatment in prehospital telemedicine evaluation and thrombolysis. Neurology April 4, 2017 (88) 14, 1305-1312. PMID: 28275084, DOI:10.1212/WNL.0000000000003786


Doctor of Philosophy
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Case Western Reserve University