James Rineer

Director Geospatial Science and Technology




James Rineer is a registered professional civil engineer and expert spatial data scientist. He specializes in the creation of geospatial-related, multi-tiered data management systems and analytic tools that leverage the latest database, middleware, and presentation technologies. Mr. Rineer is an experienced geographic information systems (GIS) software developer, water resources engineer, and program manager. He currently manages RTI’s Geospatial Science and Technology program. Mr. Rineer’s project history includes development of representative synthetic populations for modeling, infectious and non-communicable disease modeling systems, survey systems, sensor-based real-time data systems, big data and data analytics systems, virtual reality systems, remote sensing, and hydrologic modeling systems. He specializes in the design and development of web-based, desktop, and mobile tools using a variety of GIS and database technologies, application frameworks, and libraries. Mr. Rineer has served as the manager, architectural, or technical lead on a variety of government and commercial projects and led internal research and development and commercialization efforts. Mr. Rineer began his career in civil engineering and GIS application development in 1996. He has been with RTI since 2000.

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Rhea S, Jones K, Endres-Dighe S, Munoz B, Weber DJ, Hilscher R, MacFarquhar J, Sickbert-Bennett E, DiBiase L, Marx A, Rineer J, Lewis J, Bobashev G, . (2020). Modeling inpatient and outpatient antibiotic stewardship interventions to reduce the burden of Clostridioides difficile infection in a regional healthcare network. PloS one, 15(6)

Rhea S, Hilscher R, Rineer JI, Munoz B, Jones K, Endres-Dighe SM, DiBiase LM, Sickbert-Bennett EE, Weber DJ, MacFarquhar JK, Dubendris H, Bobashev G. Creation of a Geospatially Explicit, Agent-based Model of a Regional Healthcare Network with Application to Clostridioides difficile Infection. Health security, 17(4)

Kasey Jones, Breda Munoz, James Rineer, Georgiy V. Bobashev, Rainer Hilscher, Sarah Rhea. (2019). On Calibrating a Microsimulation of Patient Movement Through a Healthcare Network. 2019 Winter Simulation Conference (WSC)

Savannah Bates, Vasiliy Leonenko, James Rineer, Georgiy Bobashev. (2018). Using synthetic populations to understand geospatial patterns in opioid related overdose and predicted opioid misuse. Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, 25(10)

Michele Eddy, Fekadu Moreda, Robert Dykes, Brandon Bergenroth, Aaron Parks, James Rineer. (2017). The Watershed Flow and Allocation Model: An NHDPlus-Based Watershed Modeling Approach for Multiple Scales and Conditions. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 53(1)

Philip Cooley, Susan Rogers, Christine Poulos, Matthew Scruggs, James Rineer, William Wheaton, Diane Wagener. (2016). Microsimulation Models to Assess Impact of Health Programs to Address Obesity and Low Birth Weight in Indonesia. In book: Improving outcomes for noncommunicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries

Susan Rogers, James Rineer, Matthew Scruggs, William Wheaton, Philip Cooley, Douglas Roberts, Diane Wagener. (2013). A Geospatial Dynamic Microsimulation Model for Household Population Projections. International Journal of Microsimulation

Cooter W, Rineer J, Bergenroth B. (2010). A Nationally consistent NHDPlus framework for identifying interstate waters: implications for integrated assessments and interjurisdictional TMDLs. Environmental management, 46(3)

Cooter W, Cunningham P, Rineer J, Bergenroth B, Lin SY. (2011). A nationally consistent framework for identifying interstate waters with applications for the national listing of fish advisories. Environmental monitoring and assessment, 172(1-4)

Oberlies NH, Rineer JI, Alali FQ, Tawaha K, Falkinham JO 3rd., Wheaton WD. (2009). Mapping of Sample Collection Data: GIS Tools for the Natural Product Researcher. Phytochemistry letters, 2(1)

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