Cynthia Long, Ph.D.

Director of Research, Professor, Director, Office of Data Management & Biostatistics

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research - Davenport, Iowa
Office of Data Management and Biostatistics
(563) 884-5157

Research Interests

Statistical applications in health-related research; statistical education in the health sciences; statistical consulting in CAM environments
Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Biostatistics (Ph.D.), University of Iowa
  • Master of Science, Statistics (M.S.), Iowa State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics; Bachelor of Science, Statistics (B.A., B.S.), Winona State University
Recent Awards/Key Committees
  • Member (elected), American Statistical Association Board of Directors - 2014-2016
  • Member, American Statistical Association Council of Sections Governing Board - 2014-2016
  • Distinguished Achievement Award, American Statistical Association Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences Section - 2013
  • Council of Sections Representative, Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences – American Statistical Association - 2010-2012
  • Member, Data and Safety Monitoring Body, NIH funded study: 1R01AT006226 - 2013-2016
  • Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Body, NIH funded study: 1R01AT004411 - 2010-2013
  • Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, NIH funded study: 1U01AT001908 - 2007-2012
  • Member, NIH NCCIH Centers of Excellence for Research on CAM (P01) Special Emphasis Panel - Jan 2013, Mar 2015
  • Member, NIH NCCAM Education and Training Special Emphasis Panel - Oct 2010, Jun 2011
  • Member, NIH CSR Cost Effectiveness and CAM Research Special Emphasis Panel - Sep 2010
  • Chair, NIH NCCAM Clinical Sciences Special Emphasis Panel - Feb 2010, Jun 2010
  • Member, Institutional Review Board, Genesis Health Systems - 2008-present
  • Editorial Board, Evidence Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine - 2012-2013
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Canadian Chiropractic Association - 2005-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics - 2005-present
Courses Taught
  • CLIN51502
    Statistical Thinking and Reasoning
  • CLIN51504
    Statistical Computing and Data Management I
  • CLIN51509
    Statistical Graphics and Data Management II
  • CLIN51530
    Biostatistics I
  • CLIN51531
    Biostatistics II: Linear Regression
  • CLIN51532
    Biostatistics II: ANOVA and Regression Modeling

Funded Grants/Projects, 2011 - present

Visit our Grants and Projects page for additional information.

Expanding EBCP and Research across the Palmer College of Chiropractic
Principal Investigator

2015 Conference: Process of Integrating Evidence (PIE) for CAM Educators
Principal Investigator

Distance Education OnLine Intervention for Evidence Based Practice Literacy (DELIVER)
Co-Investigator

Collaborative Care for Veterans with Spine Pain and Mental Health Conditions (COCOV)
Co-Investigator

Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness, and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel (ACT I, II, III)
Director, Data Coordinating Center

ACT I: Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel
Co-Investigator

ACT II: Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment Using Reaction and Response Times in Members of the Special Operation Forces
Co-Investigator

ACT III: Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment: Strength and Balance
Co-Investigator

Co-Management of Older Adults with Low Back Pain by Medical Physicians and Doctors of Chiropractic (COCOA)
Co-Investigator

Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic (DCRCI)
Clinic & Data Core Leader

DCRCI Project 1: Patient Response to Spinal Manipulation (PRiSM)
Co-Investigator

DCRCI Project 2: Conservative Treatment of Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
Co-Investigator

DCRCI Project 3: Cervical Distraction Sham Development: Translating from Basic to Clinical Studies
Co-Investigator

Neural responses to the mechanical parameters of a high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulation: effect of specific contact site

Author(s): Reed WR, Long CR, Kawchuk GN, Pickar JG
Publication: Manual Ther
Volume: Epub ahead of print 2015 Mar 27
Year: 2015

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The effect of application site of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) on spinal stiffness

Author(s): Edgecombe TL, Kawchuk GN, Long CR, Pickar JG
Publication: The Spine Journal
Volume: 15
Issue: 6
Page(s): 1332-1338
Year: 2015

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Faculty development initiatives to advance research literacy and evidence-based practice at CAM academic institutions

Author(s): Long CR, Ackerman DL, Hammerschlag R, Delagran L, Peterson DH, Berlin M, Evans RL
Publication: J Altern Complement Med
Volume: 20
Issue: 7
Page(s): 563-570
Year: 2014

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Spinal manipulation and home exercise with advice for subacute and chronic back-related leg pain: a trial with adaptive allocation

Author(s): Bronfort G, Hondras MA, Schulz CA, Evans RL, Long CR, Grimm R
Publication: Ann Intern Med
Volume: 161
Page(s): 381-391
Year: 2014

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Adding chiropractic manipulative therapy to standard medical care for patients with acute low back pain: the results of a pragmatic randomized comparative effectiveness study

Author(s): Goertz CM, Long CR, Hondras MA, Petri R, Delgado R, Lawrence DJ, Owens EF, Meeker WC
Publication: Spine
Volume: 38
Issue: 8
Page(s): 627-634
Year: 2013

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