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Monica Roe, Physical Therapy CEU writer

Monica M. Roe DPT, PT

Monica M. Roe


Monica M. Roe holds a doctorate in physical therapy and an MFA in writing, and is currently completing a master's in public health at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She has practiced physical therapy since 2005 in various clinical settings around the globe, with a primary focus on remote communities in northwest Alaska. Monica is a longtime disability rights advocate and published researcher, with a recent focus on community-based inclusive development (CBID) and disability-inclusive emergency preparedness planning in regions vulnerable to climate change-related natural disasters. Monica is also a certified beekeeper and a published author for children and young adults.


  • MPH (anticipated), University of Alaska Anchorage
  • MFA in Writing, Vermont College of Fine Arts
  • DPT in Physical Therapy, Clarkson University
  • MPT in Physical Therapy, Clarkson University
  • BS (magna cum laude) in Biology, St. Lawrence University


  • Roe, Monica. Air. New York, NY: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2022. Print.
  • Magnusson, D., Roe, M., & Hartman, J. (2016). Community perspectives: evaluation of a community-based rehabilitation program in Southern Belize one year post-implementation. Disability and rehabilitation, 1-8.
  • Roe M, Magnusson D, Baxter L & J Hartman (2014). Community-based rehabilitation in Southern Belize. HPA
    • 14(3), 25-28.
  • Roe, Monica M. Thaw. Asheville, NC: Front Street, 2008. Print.



  • “Cultural Sensitivity and Humility When Practicing in Alaska Native Communities.” Monica Roe, DPT, MFA.
    Presented as part of training for interdisciplinary clinicians prior to engaging in rural/remote site outreach to various community-based schools throughout rural Alaska.
    Presented at SERRC—Alaska’s Regional Resource Center, Juneau, AK. 2015.
  • “Disability and Inclusion in the Primary School Classroom.” Monica Roe, DPT, MFA, John Kelly, MSPT.
    Presented at University of Belize, Punta Gorda, Belize, CA., at request of Belizean Ministry of Education representative. 2015.
  • "Evaluation of a Community-Based Rehabilitation Program in Toledo District, Belize." Dawn Magnusson, MPT, Jeff Hartman, DPT, MPH, and Monica Roe, DPT.
    Presented at UW-Madison Annual Global Health Symposium. 2013.
  • “Bringing Disability Awareness to Toledo District Schools: A Developing Partnership.” Francisco Cal, M.Ed., Monica Roe,DPT.
    Presented jointly with Belizean Ministry of Education district representative at district-wide annual training for village-based primary school teachers in Toledo, Belize, CA. July 2012.
  • “Community-Based Rehabilitation in Developing Countries.” Monica Roe, DPT.
    Presented monthly to incoming interdisciplinary student rotation groups (DPT, MD, PA, PharmD, and MPH) as part of global health rotation curriculum. Hillside Health Clinic, Toledo, Belize, CA. September 2011-August 2012.


  • DEVELOPMENT TEAM MEMBER, Developing Physio
    • Volunteer with an international group of physiotherapists/rehabilitation professionals working to design and develop physical rehabilitation teaching modules and educational supports to help empower low-resourced communities throughout the world to treat patients themselves.
    • Participate in organizational leadership team which seeks to highlight and address the unique challenges faced by rural women, as well as to provide resources and messaging to help build bridges between intersectional rural feminists from disparate backgrounds and/or belief systems.
  • REHABILITATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER, Community-Based Rehabilitation Program, Hillside Health Care, Intl.
    • Participate in advisory council to oversee continued responsible, collaborative, and sustainable development/execution of community-based rehabilitation program and disability awareness outreach in rural Belize.

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