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About Jennifer Biggs, PT, PhD, MPH, CWS

Dr. Biggs is a graduate of the UW-Madison where she received a BS in Physical Therapy in 1997.  She received an MPH in Public Health Administration in 2002 and a PhD in Health Services Research in 2016, both from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.  She is also a Clinical Wound Specialist through the American Board of Wound Management and she practiced extensively in this specialty area.  Dr. Biggs teaches course content in acute care, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and wound management.  She also coordinates service learning within the DPT curriculum.  Dr. Biggs’ research interests include service delivery models in physical therapy and community based participatory research.


Present Program Director, St. Catherine University Physical Therapy Department

Curriculum Vitae



2019 - Present Kusamala+: Phase II
Colleague(s): Paula Rabaey (PI), Mary Hearst (PI), Donna Degracia, Renee Hepperlen
2020 - 2021 Interprofessional Collaboration with the Plaster House - Tanzania for Evaluation of Rehabilitative Care for Children with Disabilities
St Catherine University
GHR Innovative Scholarship-Academic Excellence Grant
Colleague(s): Kari Hartwig PI), Lisa Kiesel, Ambria Crusan, Michelle Palmborg, Michelle Messer, Sarah Rejman, Keira DiSpirito
2017 - 2019 Kusamala +
Colleague(s): Mary Hearst (PI), Paula Rabaey, Donna Degracia, Renee Hepperlen
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2016 - Present Committee member; workgroup chair, MN APTA Government Affairs Committee
2016 - Present Liaison and Proctor, People's Center Physical Therapy Clinic
2020 - 2022 Item writer, ABPTS Specialization Academy of Content Experts (wound management)
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Presentations (14)

Publications (9)