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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, Research Committee, World Federation of Chiropractic
  • Board Member, Chiropractic Educators Research Forum (CERF)
  • Editorial Board Member, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Member, Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Committee, Genesis Health System
  • 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, 35+ 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, National Board of Chiropractic Education Best Paper Award, ACC-RAC Conference

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.

Active Aging for Spine Health: Development of a Novel e-Health Intervention for Older Adults and Doctors of Chiropractic
Co-Principle Investigator

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

Selected Publications

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

Author(s): Maiers M, Salsbury SA
Publication: Arthritis Care Res
Volume: online ahead of print
Year: 2021

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

Author(s): 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
Publication: Pain Med
Volume: 21
Issue: Suppl 2
Page(s): S37-S44
Year: 2020

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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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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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