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Katja Reuter, PhD

TitleAssistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine
InstitutionUniversity of Southern California
DepartmentPreventive Medicine
AddressCSC 2232
Health Sciences Campus
Los Angeles CA 90089-9073
Phone+1 323 442 2046
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    German National Academic Foundation2008  - 2009Science Journalism and Foreign Correspondence Programme Scholarship
    University of California, San Francisco2012IT Innovation Contest
    University of Southern California, Center for Excellence in Research2014Mentoring Faculty on Research Award
    University of Southern California, Center for Scholarly Technology2014Data-Driven Assignment Grant

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    Dr. Katja Reuter is Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventive Medicine at the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She also serves as Director of Digital Innovation and Communication for the Southern California Clinical and Translational Research Institute (SC CTSI).

    Her research focuses on accelerating science to improve the health of diverse and vulnerable populations through three major areas: (1) Developing new digital communication models that foster health promotion and disease prevention among diverse and vulnerable populations; (2) Improving the conduct of clinical and translational research with a focus on establishing and advancing the science of digital research participant recruitment; and (C) Establishing, teaching, and integrating digital scholarship into the health sciences.

    At SC CTSI, Dr. Reuter oversees the institute’s communications and digital initiatives to identify opportunities where online assets can provide solutions. She leads a team that develops, demonstrates and disseminates digital solutions for challenges in clinical and translational research and education. In 2014, she launched the Digital Scholarship Program that helps researchers to better utilize the web in support of their research and career goals.

    Dr. Reuter obtained a PhD in developmental neurobiology from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany. She also brings experience as a science communications professional who has worked in biomedical research institutions as well as in the media industry. After completing additional training in journalism and Web production and working as a freelance science writer for print media and the radio, she joined the German Cancer Research Center as science editor. Prior to joining faculty at the University of Southern California, Dr. Reuter worked as Associate Director of Communication at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University California, San Francisco.


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    1. Reuter K, Angyan P, Le N, MacLennan A, Cole S, Bluthenthal RN, Lane CJ, El-Khoueiry AB, Buchanan TA .Monitoring Twitter Conversations for Targeted Recruitment in Cancer Trials in Los Angeles County: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study. JMIR Res Protocols. 2018; 9(7):e177.
    2. Reuter K, Angyan P, Le N, MacLennan A, Cole S, Bluthenthal RN, Lane CJ, El-Khoueiry AB, Buchanan TA. Monitoring Twitter Conversations for Targeted Recruitment in Cancer Trials in Los Angeles County: Protocol for a Mixed-Methods Pilot Study. JMIR Res Protoc. 2018 Sep 25; 7(9):e177. PMID: 30274964.
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    3. Reuter K, Unger JB, Kaiser EM, Le N, MacLennan A, Angyan P .A Technical Framework for Rigorous Health Communication Research in the Social Media Era. 2018.
    4. Reuter K, Simpson K, Le N, Bluthenthal RN, Patino CM .Perspectives on Increasing Competency in Using Digital Practices and Approaches to Enhance Clinical Translational Research: A Qualitative Study. 2018.
    5. Eder MM, Evans E, Funes M, Hong H, Reuter K, Ahmed S, Calhoun K, Corbie-Smith G, Dave G, DeFino M, Harwood E, Kissack A, Kleinman LC, Wallerstein N. .Defining and Measuring Community Engagement and Community-Engaged Research: Clinical and Translational Science Institutional Practices. Prog Community Health Partnerships. 2018; 2(12):145-156.
    6. Reuter K, Ukpolo F, Ward E, Wilson ML, Angyan P. Trial Promoter: A Web-Based Tool for Boosting the Promotion of Clinical Research Through Social Media. J Med Internet Res. 2016 06 29; 18(6):e144. PMID: 27357424; PMCID: PMC4945821.
    7. Reuter K, Chatterjee A, Daigre J, Voytek B.Proceedings of the 2014 AMIA Summit on Clinical Research Informatics. Spreading Research And Engaging Disease Communities – One Automated Tweet at a Time. 2014.
    8. Kahlon M, Yuan L, Daigre J, Meeks E, Nelson K, Piontkowski C, Reuter K, Sak R, Turner B, Weber GM, Chatterjee A. The use and significance of a research networking system. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Feb 07; 16(2):e46. PMID: 24509520; PMCID: PMC3936277.
    9. Kumar A, Angyan P, Reuter K.. It’s All About the Links: An Automated Approach to More Efficiently Promote Research Networking Systems. 2014.
    10. Meeks E, Angyan P, Ward E, Vaisya AA, Burgos J, Turner B, Yuan L, Reuter K.. Seeing is Believing: Promoting cross-institutional collaborations by interlinking research networking systems. 2014.
    11. Wende H, Lechner SG, Cheret C, Bourane S, Kolanczyk ME, Pattyn A, Reuter K, Munier FL, Carroll P, Lewin GR, Birchmeier C. The transcription factor c-Maf controls touch receptor development and function. Science. 2012 Mar 16; 335(6074):1373-6. PMID: 22345400.
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    12. Harald zur Hausen, Katja Reuter.Gegen Krebs: Die Geschichte einer provokativen Idee. 2010.
    13. Reuter K, Sak R, Kahlon M.Engaging many minds-an approach to crowdsourcing ideas & collaborator discovery. 2010.
    14. Storm R, Cholewa-Waclaw J, Reuter K, Bröhl D, Sieber M, Treier M, Müller T, Birchmeier C. The bHLH transcription factor Olig3 marks the dorsal neuroepithelium of the hindbrain and is essential for the development of brainstem nuclei. Development. 2009 Jan; 136(2):295-305. PMID: 19088088.
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    15. Sieber MA, Storm R, Martinez-de-la-Torre M, Müller T, Wende H, Reuter K, Vasyutina E, Birchmeier C. Lbx1 acts as a selector gene in the fate determination of somatosensory and viscerosensory relay neurons in the hindbrain. J Neurosci. 2007 May 02; 27(18):4902-9. PMID: 17475798.
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    16. Reuter K, Wende H, Sieber MA, Birchmeier C.The basic helix-loop-helix factor Olig3 plays a critical role during mouse hindbrain development. 2005.
    17. Steiner B, Kronenberg G, Jessberger S, Brandt MD, Reuter K, Kempermann G. Differential regulation of gliogenesis in the context of adult hippocampal neurogenesis in mice. Glia. 2004 Apr 01; 46(1):41-52. PMID: 14999812.
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    18. Kronenberg G, Reuter K, Steiner B, Brandt MD, Jessberger S, Yamaguchi M, Kempermann G. Subpopulations of proliferating cells of the adult hippocampus respond differently to physiologic neurogenic stimuli. J Comp Neurol. 2003 Dec 22; 467(4):455-63. PMID: 14624480.
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    19. Brandt MD, Jessberger S, Steiner B, Kronenberg G, Reuter K, Bick-Sander A, von der Behrens W, Kempermann G. Transient calretinin expression defines early postmitotic step of neuronal differentiation in adult hippocampal neurogenesis of mice. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Nov; 24(3):603-13. PMID: 14664811.
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    20. Filippov V, Kronenberg G, Pivneva T, Reuter K, Steiner B, Wang LP, Yamaguchi M, Kettenmann H, Kempermann G. Subpopulation of nestin-expressing progenitor cells in the adult murine hippocampus shows electrophysiological and morphological characteristics of astrocytes. Mol Cell Neurosci. 2003 Jul; 23(3):373-82. PMID: 12837622.
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    21. Horsfield J, Ramachandran A, Reuter K, LaVallie E, Collins-Racie L, Crosier K, Crosier P. Cadherin-17 is required to maintain pronephric duct integrity during zebrafish development. Mech Dev. 2002 Jul; 115(1-2):15-26. PMID: 12049763.
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