Robert Vining, D.C.

Senior Research Clinician

Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research - Davenport, Iowa
Research Clinic
(563) 884-5690

Research Interests

My research interests are focused on translating evidence to help practitioners with clinical decision-making, developing integrative models of care including chiropractic and in developing methods to conduct clinical trials involving spinal manipulation. These areas are pertinent to further understanding how best to deliver care for patients within an evolving healthcare system and in producing evidence from which providers can make more knowledgeable decisions.

  • Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Logan College of Chiropractic
  • Civil Rights, Title IX college investigator, Palmer College of Chiropractic
Recent Awards/Key Committees
  • Nominee, Faculty of the Year, Palmer College of Chiropractic - 2016
  • 4 Thelma Fordyce-Mack Awards, Palmer College of Chiropractic - 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Member, Associate Professor Promotion Committee, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Member, Library Advisory Committee, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Member, Data and Safety Monitoring Board for Genesis Health Systems, Genesis Medical Center
Courses Taught
  • CLIN51580
    Scientific Presentation Skills

Funded Grants/Projects, 2011 - present

Visit our Grants and Projects page for additional information.

Palmer Clinics Registry
Principal Investigator

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

Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic (DCRCI) Project 1: Patient Response to Spinal Manipulation (PRiSM)

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

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

Kiernan Chiropractic Care in Rehabilitation at Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital
Co-Principal Investigator

Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment for Low Back Pain, Military Readiness, and Smoking Cessation in Military Active Duty Personnel (ACT I)

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

ACT III: Assessment of Chiropractic Treatment: Strength and Balance

Clinician proficiency in delivering manual treatment for neck pain within specified force ranges

Author(s): Gudavalli MR, Vining RD, Salsbury SA, Corber L, Long CR, Patwardhan AG, Goertz CM
Publication: The Spine J
Volume: Oct 22
Year: 2014

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Prevalence of radiographic findings in individuals with chronic low back pain screened for a randomized controlled trial: secondary analysis and clinical implications

Author(s): Vining R, Potocki E, McLean I, Seidman M, Morgenthal P, Boysen J, Goertz C
Publication: J Manipulative Physiol Ther.
Volume: 37
Issue: 9
Page(s): 678-87
Year: 2014

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Eligibility determination for clinical trials: development of a case review process at a chiropractic research center

Author(s): Vining R, Salsbury S, Pohlman K
Publication: Trials
Volume: 15
Page(s): 406
Year: 2014

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An evidence-based diagnostic classification system for low back pain

Author(s): Vining RD, Potocki E, Seidman M, Morgenthal AP
Publication: J Can Chiropr Assoc.
Volume: 57
Issue: 3
Page(s): 189-204
Year: 2013

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