Riggs, Jennifer S

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Assistant Professor

NB 348
1720 2nd Ave. S.
Birmingham, AL 35294-1210

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PhD Case Western Reserve University
MSN Case Western Reserve University
BSN University of Vermont
Dr. Riggs received her BSN from the University of Vermont, her MS in Community Health Nursing and PhD in nursing from Case Western Reserve University. Her research interest area is home health systems of care and outcomes for older adults with multiple chronic conditions. She has initiated a program of research exploring relationships between Medicare home health care nursing service use and outcomes for patients with heart failure, and preliminary exploration of a measure for multimorbidity in this patient population.
Research/Clinical Interest

  • Aging research
  • Multimorbidity
  • Transitions of care
  • Home health care and home-based systems of care
  • Health services and outcomes research


Riggs, J. S., Madigan, E. A., & Fortinsky, R. H. (2011). Home health care nursing visit intensity and heart failure patient outcomes. Home Health Care Management & Practice. Prepublished April 13, 2011. DOI: 10.1177/1084822311405456

Tullai-McGuinness, S., Riggs, J. S., & Farag, A. A. (2010). Work environment characteristics of high quality home health agencies. Western Journal of Nursing Research. Prepublished October 8, 2010. DOI: 10.1177/0193945910381490


Riggs, J. S., Madigan, E. A., & Koroukian, S. Co-occurrence of comorbidity, disability and geriatric syndrome among home health care patients with heart failure. AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2010.


Dean’s Legacy Award May 2010, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Marie Haug Student Award, April 2010, University Center on Aging & Health, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH


Predoctoral fellowship (T32): Multiple morbidities in vulnerable populations: Nurse Scientist Training, 2007-2009, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH