Quinnipiac University
Karen M Blood

Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy

Karen Blood is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Department at Quinnipiac University, teaching in the content areas of physical therapy process, pathophysiology, applied pharmacology, and acute care and cardiopulmonary physical therapy.

She earned a BS in Exercise Science from Sacred Heart University in 2001 and went on to receive her MS in Physical Therapy in 2003. Karen received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2014 from Northeastern University. She completed her Doctor of Health Science degree at the University of Bridgeport with a focus on healthcare education in 2021. Her dissertation work focused on resilience training in physical therapy students. She has been recognized by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties as a Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist since 2011.

Karen has over 20 years of experience in inpatient care in both sub-acute and acute care environments. She has a passion for working with older adults, especially those with complex medical diagnoses.

Karen is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the CT Chapter of the APTA, serving as a member of the state Programming Committee and as the co-chair for the Geriatric Special Interest Group. At the national level, she serves on the Committee of Content Experts for the American Board of Physcial Therapist Specialists and the chair of the Academic Education Committee for the Academy of Geriatrics.

Education

  • BS, Sacred Heart University
  • MS, Sacred Heart University
  • DHS, University of Bridgeport
  • DPT, Northeastern University

Organization

  • Physical Therapy

Office Location

  • Medicine, Nursing, Health Sci 372-L

Mail Drop

  • NH-HSC

Experience

Quinnipiac University

Clinical Assistant Professor

Hamden, CT

2018 - 2018

Sacred Heart University

Lab Assistant, Exam & Documentation III

Fairfield, CT

2017 - 2017

Sacred Heart University

Supplemental Learning Lab Instructor, Exam & Documentation II

Fairfield, CT

2017 - 2018

Sacred Heart University

Senior Tutor, Structure & Function II

Fairfield, CT

2017 - 2018

Sacred Heart University

Tutorial Leader, Structure & Function III

Fairfield, CT

2017 - 2017

Sacred Heart University

Lab Assistant, Exam & Documentation II

Fairfield, CT

2016 - 2018

Sacred Heart University

Tutorial Leader, Structure & Function II

Fairfield, CT

2016 - 2018

Sacred Heart University

Supplemental Learning Lab Instructor, Eval & Intervention III

Fairfield, CT

2016 - 2017

Sacred Heart University

Lab Assistant, Eval & Intervention III

Fairfield, CT

2015 - 2017

Sacred Heart University

Senior Tutor, Structure & Function III

Fairfield, CT

2015 - 2015

Griffin Hospital

Physical Therapist

Derby, CT

2015 - Present

Sacred Heart University

Tutorial Leader, Structure & Function III

Fairfield, CT

2012 - 2015

Sacred Heart University

Tutorial Leader, Structure & Function III

Fairfield, CT

2010 - 2010

Glendale Center

Physical Therapist

Naugatuck, CT

2010 - 2011

Sacred Heart University

Tutorial Leader, Structure & Function I

Fairfield, CT

2007 - 2008

Bethel Healthcare Center

Physical Therapist/CCCE

Bethel, CT

2003 - 2016

Selected Publications

Chapter

Clinical Cases for Physical Therapists: Studies Across the Medical Continuum

Blood, K., Pata, R., Ferrero, S.

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer 1st 221-240 New York, NY (Thieme 2021)

Conference Presentation

Are We Doing Enough? The Importance of Optimizing Musculoskeletal System Health Across the Care Continuum and Lifespan: A Cross SIG Collaboration

Carroll, K., Blood, K., McGreevy, B

Northeast Physical Therapy Conference (2021)

Conference Presentation

Successful Aging through Person and Situation Specific Fitness Screens and Annual Examinations

Puthoff M, Studer M, Camp K, Blood K

Combined Sections Meeting , Denver, CO, APTA (2020)

Non-Peer Reviewed Journal

The use of telehealth by physical therapists: A review of the literature

Blood, K

26 (3) Gerinotes 26-28 July 2019 (2019)

Conference Presentation

Ready, Steady, Go: Fall Assessment for the Busy Clinician

Rodriguez, S., Blood, K., Miles, J., Ronald, L.

CT APTA Annual Conference , Fairfield, CT (2019)

Professional Designation