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Stacie Salsbury, PhD, RN

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

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

Comparative effectiveness and safety of complementary and integrative health interventions; patient and provider perspectives of chiropractic and collaborative care; integration of chiropractic services in conventional medical settings; musculoskeletal pain in veteran populations

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


  • 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 Achievement Committee, Palmer College of Chiropractic
  • 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, 20+ biomedical journals
  • 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

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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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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Stakeholder expectations from the integration of chiropractic care into a rehabilitation setting: a qualitative study

Author(s): Shannon ZK, Salsbury SA, Gosselin D, Vining RD
Publication: BMC Complement Altern Med
Volume: 18
Issue: 1
Page(s): 316
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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