Karin Eve Reuter Rice

Karin Eve Reuter Rice

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing

External Address: 
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
Internal Office Address: 
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710


Karin Reuter-Rice is an associate professor in the Duke University School of Nursing, School of Medicine, and the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. She is an acute care pediatric nurse practitioner with the Division of Pediatric Critical Care. Dr. Reuter-Rice is a clinical expert in pediatric critical care, a fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, American Academy of Nursing, and the NIH-NINR Summer Genetics Institute. She is co-editor of the textbook Pediatric Acute Care: A Guide for Interprofessional Practice.

Her commitment to the care of critically ill and injured children and their families has led Dr. Reuter-Rice to focus her research in the area of trauma and head injury. With a collaborative research team approach and NIH-NINR and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation support, Dr. Reuter-Rice examines the relationship between genetic variations, cerebral vasospasm and neurocognitive/functional outcomes in pediatric admitted to hospital with a traumatic brain injury. She has also developed a specimen biorepository. Her published research findings have been presented internationally. In addition to her research and practice in the critical care unit, she teaches and mentors students in the care of acutely ill and injured children.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., University of San Diego 2006

  • M.S.N., University of San Diego 1994

  • B.S.N., University of San Diego 1992

Selected Grants

The Use of Environmental Sensors to Measure the Relationship of Light and sound to Delirium Scores in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit awarded by World Federation of Pediatric Intensive & Critical Care Services (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Pediatric Acute/Chronic Care Nurse Practitioner Program awarded by Health Resources and Service Administration (Participating Faculty Member). 2009 to 2013

Bolick, Beth Nachtsheim, et al. Pediatric Acute Care A Guide to Interprofessional Practice, 2nd edition. Elsevier, 2020.

Bolick, Beth Nachtsheim, et al. Pediatric Acute Care E-Book A Guide to Interprofessional Practice, 2nd edition (eBook). Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020.

Reuter-Rice, Karin, and Beth Bolick. Pediatric Acute Care. Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2011.

Bennett, E. R., et al. “Genetic influences in traumatic brain injury.” Translational Research in Traumatic Brain Injury, 2016, pp. 179–218.

Jordan, Jeremy D., and Karin E. Reuter-Rice. “Day-to-Day Change in Pulsatility Index Describes Anterior Cerebral Circulation Disturbance and Functional Outcomes in Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury.The Journal of Neuroscience Nursing : Journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, vol. 52, no. 5, Oct. 2020, pp. 224–29. Epmc, doi:10.1097/jnn.0000000000000533. Full Text

Naegle, Madeline A., et al. “Opioid Crisis through the Lens of Social Justice.Nursing Outlook, vol. 68, no. 5, Sept. 2020, pp. 678–81. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2020.08.014. Full Text

Reuter-Rice, Karin, et al. “Sleep in the Intensive Care Unit: Biological, Environmental, and Pharmacologic Implications for Nurses.Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, vol. 32, no. 2, June 2020, pp. 191–201. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.cnc.2020.02.002. Full Text

Prothro, Ivy, and Karin Reuter-Rice. “Symptoms of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Unmask Autoimmune Disease.Journal of Pediatric Health Care : Official Publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners, vol. 34, no. 2, Mar. 2020, pp. 161–65. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.pedhc.2019.11.004. Full Text

Misrahi, S., and K. Reuter-Rice. “Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Use in Pediatric Patients With Penetrating Traumatic Brain Injuries.” Journal of Radiology Nursing, vol. 39, no. 1, Mar. 2020, pp. 39–43. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jradnu.2019.11.008. Full Text

Fu, M. R., et al. “Precision health: A nursing perspective.” International Journal of Nursing Sciences, vol. 7, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 5–12. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.ijnss.2019.12.008. Full Text

Reuter-Rice, Karin, and Elise Christoferson. “Critical Update on the Third Edition of the Guidelines for Managing Severe Traumatic Brain Injury in Children.American Journal of Critical Care : An Official Publication, American Association of Critical Care Nurses, vol. 29, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. e13–18. Epmc, doi:10.4037/ajcc2020228. Full Text

LaRovere, Kerri L., et al. “Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound During Critical Illness in Children: Survey of Practices in Pediatric Neurocritical Care Centers.Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : A Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, vol. 21, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp. 67–74. Epmc, doi:10.1097/pcc.0000000000002118. Full Text

Kochanek, Patrick M., et al. “The authors reply.Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : A Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies, vol. 20, no. 11, Nov. 2019, pp. 1105–07. Epmc, doi:10.1097/pcc.0000000000002095. Full Text

Kochanek, Patrick M., et al. “Guidelines for the Management of Pediatric Severe Traumatic Brain Injury, Third Edition: Update of the Brain Trauma Foundation Guidelines, Executive Summary.Neurosurgery, vol. 84, no. 6, June 2019, pp. 1169–78. Epmc, doi:10.1093/neuros/nyz051. Full Text


Reuter-Rice, Karin, et al. “820: THE RELATIONSHIP OF APOE POLYMORPHISMS AND VASOSPASM TO FUNCTIONAL OUTCOMES IN CHILDREN WITH TBI.” Critical Care Medicine, vol. 46, no. 1, Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health), 2018, pp. 394–394. Crossref, doi:10.1097/01.ccm.0000528829.36894.26. Full Text