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Karin Eve Reuter Rice

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing
School of Nursing
307 Trent Drive, DUMC 3322, Durham, NC 27710
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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Associate Professor in the School of Nursing · 2021 - Present School of Nursing
Associate Professor of Pediatrics · 2021 - Present Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics
Associate Professor in Neurosurgery · 2023 - Present Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery

Education, Training & Certifications

University of San Diego · 2006 Ph.D.
University of San Diego · 1994 M.S.N.
University of San Diego · 1992 B.S.N.