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Stacie Salsbury, PhD, RN

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Stacie A. Salsbury, Ph.D., R.N.

Associate Professor
Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research - Davenport, Iowa
Research Interests

Spine self-management in midlife and older adults

Research Keywords

gerontology, qualitative methods, integrative medicine, chronic illness, back and neck pain, pain management, chiropractic, clinical trials, health services research, patient-centered care, nursing, veterans health, patient perspectives, stakeholder engagement, implementation science, interprofessional collaboration


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Nursing, Gerontology (Ph.D.), University of Iowa
  • Master of Science in Nursing, Gerontology (M.S.N.), University of Iowa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), University of Iowa

Recent Awards/Key Committees

  • Member, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee, Genesis Health System
  • Member, Faculty In-Service Committee, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Member, Research Honors Committee, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • Member, Academy of Educators, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • WOC Appointment, Research & Development, Iowa City VA Health Care System
  • Peer Reviewer, 25+ biomedical journals
  • Member, NIH-DoD-VA Pain Management Collaboratory, Stakeholder Engagement and Implementation Science Workgroups
  • Steering Committee Member, Adverse Events following Spinal Mobilization and Spinal Manipulation Therapy Delphi Consensus Study
  • Alternate Member, Palmer Institutional Review Board
  • Co-recipient, Best Poster Award (North America), International Board of Chiropractic Examiners, World Federation of Chiropractic Congress - 2019

Courses Taught
  • CLIN51510
    Research Proposal Development
  • CLIN51520
    Grant Writing Skills
  • CLIN61620
    Independent Study: Focus Groups in Health Research
  • CLIN61620
    Independent Study: Qualitative Methods in Health Science Research
Funded Grants/Projects, 2011-Present

Visit our Grants and Projects page for additional information.

Chiropractic Care for Veterans: A Pragmatic Randomized Trial Addressing Dose Effects for cLBP

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

Kiernan Chiropractic Care in Rehabilitation at Crotched Mountain Specialty Hospital

Chiropractic Integration into Multidisciplinary Healthcare Systems

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

Developmental Center for Clinical and Translational Science in Chiropractic (DCRCI) Project 2: Conservative Treatment of Patients with Temporomandibular Disorders
Qualitative Methodologist

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

Selected Publications

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

Author(s): Vining RD, Shannon ZK, Salsbury SA, Corber L, Minkalis AL, Goertz CM
Publication: J Manipulative Physiol Ther
Volume: 42
Issue: 9
Page(s): 677-693
Year: 2019

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Chiropractic integration into private sector medical facilities: a multi-site qualitative case study

Author(s): Lisi AJ, Salsbury SA, Twist EJ, Goertz CM
Publication: J Altern Complement Med
Volume: 24
Issue: 8
Page(s): 792-800
Year: 2018

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Chiropractic integrated care pathway for low back pain in veterans: results of a delphi consensus process

Author(s): Lisi AJ, Salsbury SA, Hawk C, Vining RD, Wallace RB, Branson R, Long CR, Burgo-Black AL, Goertz CM
Publication: J Manipulative Physiol Ther
Volume: 41
Issue: 2
Page(s): 137-148
Year: 2018

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Be good, communicate, and collaborate: a qualitative analysis of stakeholder perspectives on adding a chiropractor to the multidisciplinary rehabilitation team

Author(s): Salsbury SA, Vining RD, Gosselin D, Goertz CM
Publication: Chiropr Man Therap
Volume: 26
Page(s): 29
Year: 2018

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Interdisciplinary practice models for older adults with back pain: a qualitative evaluation

Author(s): Salsbury SA, Goertz CM, Vining RD, Hondras MA, Andresen AA, Long CR, Lyons KJ, Killinger LZ, Wallace RB
Publication: Gerontologist
Volume: 58
Issue: 2
Page(s): 376-387
Year: 2018

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