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About Jeri L. Bigbee

Dr. Jeri Bigbee joined the faculty of Boise State University in 2006, is the first recipient of the JoAnna "Jody" DeMeyer Endowed Chair in Nursing, and is a nationally recognized leader in rural nursing. Dr. Bigbee earned her doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and has been a nurse educator since 1980 in Wyoming, Nevada and California. Her current research focuses on public health nursing in rural and frontier communities. In addition to publishing, presenting, and teaching, Dr. Bigbee provides leadership and mentoring related to research and scholarship for both faculty and students.


Present American Fulbright Specialist for Public and Global Health, University of Lethbridge, Alberta

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Rural/Frontier Nursing and Health Care, Public Health Nursing, Family Health Promotion, and Reproductive Health and Family Planning

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Honors and Awards

  • American Academy of Nursing Fellow
  • Faculty Partner Award Nominee, Boise State University, Division of Student Affairs, December 2009


  • NURS 397:Special Topics - Rural Nursing
  • MHLTHSCI 504: Health Care Economics, Financing and Delivery

Contact Information

Office: Norco 429
Phone: (208) 426-2210


Articles (13)

Contributions to Books (1)

Presentations (1)