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Core Faculty

Jeffery Belden, M.D.


Office: M239 Medical Science Center

Phone: 882-4728


Lab URL:

Home Department: Family & Community Medicine

Concentration: Health Informatics

Education: MD, Southern Illinois School of Medicine

Dr. Belden is a family physician and Professor at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He works on electronic health care (EHR) innovation projects at the Tiger Institute, a technology collaborative between the University of Missouri and Cerner Corporation. He is the Founding and Former Chair of the HIMSS EHR Usability Task Force and a current member of the HIMSS HIT User Experience Community. Belden was lead author of “Inspired EHRs: Designing for Clinicians”, a guide for EHR usability, online at
He has a special interest in improving the EHR user experience, and in the visual display of information. He most enjoys working with a small team, a sketchbook, and a whiteboard. His past experiences in photography, filmmaking, layout and design, typography, and consulting in healthcare software design inform his approach to user-centered design thinking.

His research has focused on human factors in EHR use and design, especially the display of information to primary care providers.

Selected Publications


Erdelez, S; Green, T; Belden, J

Review and Classification of Online Medical Calculators and Their Potential for Automated Delivery in EMRs (Journal Article)

Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine, 2017.



Belden, J; Hurd, R C; Jandron, M A; Bower, A F; Truscott, T T

Elastic spheres can walk on water (Journal Article)

Nat Commun, 7 , pp. 10551, 2016, ISSN: 2041-1723 (Electronic) 2041-1723 (Linking).

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Belden, J; Hurd, R C; Jandron, M A; Bower, A F; Truscott, T T

Erratum: Elastic spheres can walk on water (Journal Article)

Nat Commun, 7 , pp. 11679, 2016, ISSN: 2041-1723 (Electronic) 2041-1723 (Linking).

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Gerry, S P; Belden, J; Bisaccia, M; George, K; Mahoney, T; Ellerby, D J

Scaling of the fast-start escape response of juvenile bluegills (Journal Article)

Zoology (Jena), 119 (6), pp. 518-525, 2016, ISSN: 1873-2720 (Electronic) 0944-2006 (Linking).

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Belden, J; Jandron, M

An optical sensor for detecting the contact location of a gas-liquid interface on a body (Journal Article)

Rev Sci Instrum, 85 (8), pp. 085120, 2014, ISSN: 1089-7623 (Electronic) 0034-6748 (Linking).

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Saparova, D; Belden, J; Williams, J; Richardson, B; Schuster, K

Evaluating a federated medical search engine: tailoring the methodology and reporting the evaluation outcomes (Journal Article)

Appl Clin Inform, 5 (3), pp. 731-45, 2014, ISSN: 1869-0327 (Electronic).

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Truscott, T T; Belden, J; Nielson, J R; Daily, D J; Thomson, S L

Determining 3D flow fields via multi-camera light field imaging (Journal Article)

J Vis Exp, (73), pp. e4325, 2013, ISSN: 1940-087X (Electronic) 1940-087X (Linking).

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Belden, J; Staats, W L; Mazumdar, A; Hunter, I W

A portable air jet actuator device for mechanical system identification (Journal Article)

Rev Sci Instrum, 82 (3), pp. 035106, 2011, ISSN: 1089-7623 (Electronic) 0034-6748 (Linking).

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