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Kristin M. Lefebvre PT, PhD, CCS

Associate Professor

  • PhD Health Policy 2008

    University of the Sciences (PA)

  • MPT Physical Therapy 2000

    University of Delaware (DE)

  • PT 730 Client Management I

  • PT 729 Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Integumentary Systems

  • PT 820 Client Management IV, Medically Complex Patient

  • PT 895 Advanced Practice IV: Cardiopulmonary

The focus of my research includes evaluation of health disparities in cardiovascular disease using available government discharge data and the use of objective outcome measurement in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapist practice.

Selected Awards

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section APTA Merit Award, 2016

  • Fitz Dixon Innovation in Teaching Award Nominee, Widener University, 2016

Selected Publications

  • Lefebvre KM, Chevan J. The persistence of gender and racial disparities in vascular lower extremity amputation: An examination of HCUP-NIS data (2002–2011). Vasc Med. 2015; 20(1): 50-9.

  • Lefebvre KM, Wellmon R, Ferry D. Changes in attitudes toward interprofessional learning and collaboration among physical therapy students following a patient code simulation. Cardiopulm Phys Ther J. 2015; 26: 8-14.

  • Lefebvre KM, Cody C, Longaker E, Monaghan R, Mason J, Palombaro K. A review of exercise protocols for patients with peripheral arterial disease. Top Geriatr Rehabil. 2013; 29(3): 165-178.

American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section