Research Report

Fiscal Years 19-21 Research Report

Through fiscal years 2019-2021, we’ve focused our energy on meeting milestones of current projects, developing new projects, and strengthening strategic collaborations. In addition, we continue to provide research experiences and training, publish in relevant scientific journals and communicate our research to varied audiences. Take a look around our Research Report and see for yourself.

Research Mission

Advancing knowledge to inform chiropractic practice, education and health policy.

Research Vision

Moving the field of chiropractic forward through high quality scientific research that positively impacts patient care.

Strategy
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Meet project milestones

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Develop new projects

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Provide research training

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Strengthen collaborations

Active Grants and Projects

Publications: 25 publications in 13 peer-reviewed journals

The relationship between healthcare provider availability and conservative versus non-conservative treatment for back pain among older Americans.

Anderson BR, Yakusheva O, Liu H, Bynum JPW, Davis MA. The relationship between healthcare provider availability and conservative versus non-conservative treatment for back pain among older americans. J Gen Inten Med 2021 (epub ahead of print)

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Veteran response to dosage in chiropractic therapy (VERDICT): study protocol of a pragmatic randomized trial for chronic low back pain.

Long CR, Lisi AJ, Vining RD, Wallace RB, Salsbury SA, Shannon ZK, Halloran S, Minkalis AL, Corber L, Shekelle PG, Krebs EE, Abrams TE, Lurie JD, Goertz CM. Veteran response to dosage in chiropractic therapy (VERDICT): study protocol of a pragmatic randomized trial for chronic low back pain. Pain Med 2020;21(S2):S37-S44.

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Like peanut butter and jelly: a qualitative study of chiropractic care and home exercise among older adults with spinal disability.

Maiers M, Salsbury SA. “Like peanut butter and jelly”: a qualitative study of chiropractic care and home exercise among older adults with spinal disability. Arthritis Care Res 2021 (epub ahead of print)

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Multimodal chiropractic care for migraine: a pilot randomized controlled trial.

Rist PM, Bernstein C, Kowalski M, Osypiuk K, Connor JP, Vining R, Long CR, Macklin EA, Wayne PM. Multimodal chiropractic care for migraine: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Cephalalgia 2021;41(3):318-328.

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Effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in active-duty US military personnel with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial.

Vining R, Long C, Minkalis A, Gudavalli MR, Xia T, Walter J, Coulter I, Goertz C. Effects of chiropractic care on strength, balance, and endurance in active-duty US military personnel with low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. J Altern Complement Med 2020;26(7):592-601.

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Improper communication makes for squat: a qualitative study of the health-care processes experienced by older adults in a clinical trial for back pain.

Wells BM, Salsbury SA, Nightingale LM, Derby DC, Lawrence DJ, Goertz CM. Improper communication makes for squat: a qualitative study of the health-care processes experienced by older adults in a clinical trial for back pain. J Patient Exp 2020;7(4):507-515.

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Three-Part Series:

Current evidence for diagnosis of common conditions causing low back pain: systematic review and standardized terminology recommendations.

Vining R, Shannon Z, Minkalis A, Twist E. Current evidence for diagnosis of common conditions causing low back pain: systematic review and standardized terminology recommendations. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2019;42(9):651-664.

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Development of an evidence-based practical diagnostic checklist and corresponding clinical exam for low back pain.

Vining R, Minkalis A, Shannon Z, Twist E. Development of an evidence-based practical diagnostic checklist and corresponding clinical exam for low back pain. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2019;42(9):665-676.

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Development of a clinical decision aid for chiropractic management of common conditions causing low back pain in Veterans: results of a consensus process.

Vining R, Shannon Z, Salsbury S, Corber L, Minkalis A, Goertz C. Development of a clinical decision aid for chiropractic management of common conditions causing low back pain in Veterans: Results of a consensus process. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2019;42(9):677-693.

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Our Team

Administration & Faculty

Cynthia Long, Ph.D., PStat ® – Dean of Research & Professor

Robert Vining, D.C., D.H.Sc. – Associate Dean of Clinical Research & Professor

Robert Cooperstein, M.A., D.C. – Director of Research, Palmer West & Professor

Joel Pickar, D.C., Ph.D. – Professor Emeritus

Stephen Onifer, Ph.D. – Associate Professor

Stacie Salsbury, Ph.D., R.N. – Associate Professor

Brian Anderson, D.C., Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H. – Assistant Professor

Professional, Technical & Administrative Staff

Charlie Arends, BS, ALAT – Laboratory Animal Technician

Leah Cafer – Administrative Assistant

Lance Corber, M.S.I.T.M. – Data Architect

Ann Hileman, B.Phil. – Assistant Director of Research

Katie Hoyt, M.O.L. – Research Program Manager

Sujatha Kedilaya, B.S. – Data Analyst

Amy Minkalis, D.C., M.S., CCRP – Clinical Project Manager II

Kara Shannon, D.C. – Research Clinician

Randall Sozio, B.S., LATG – Animal Care Manager

Elissa Twist, D.C., M.S., CCRP – Clinical Research Specialist

Anna Walden, D.C., M.S., CCRC – Clinical Project Manager

Post-Doctoral Research Scholars

Stephanie Halloran, D.C., M.S. (Yale)

Vivian Ly, D.C. (Yale)

Gregory Roytman, D.C. (Yale)

Zacariah Shannon, D.C., M.S.

Anna-Marie Ziegler, D.C., M.M.