Learn about the largest study of chiropractic to date, chiropractic effectiveness and cost studies and why there is so much heterogeneity in chiropractic research. My guest on this episode of chiropractic science is Christine Goertz, D.C., Ph.D. Dr, Goertz is Vice Chancellor of Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic. Dr. Goertz has extensive experience in the administration of both Federal and non-Federal grants, serving as both a PI (Palmer College of Chiropractic and the Samueli Institute) and as a funding official (NCCIH/NIH, Samueli Institute and PCORI). She is a veteran integrative healthcare researcher, author and speaker. Dr. Christine Goertz has served as a principal investigator or co-principal investigator for a number of large-scale, federally funded research studies including a $7 million, Department of Defense-funded collaboration with RAND and the Samueli Institute conducting the largest study of chiropractic to date (currently ongoing). For over 20 years, she has addressed multidisciplinary science and health policy issues at the state and federal levels, serving as a member of the American Medical Association’s Measures Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee, Chair of the American Chiropractic Association’s Performance Measurement Task Force, and a program officer of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine managing a portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain and health services research. She is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors. She received her doctor of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a PhD in Health Services Research Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.
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1995 – 2015: The Palmer Center for Chiropractic (PCCR) has significantly impacted the science of chiropractic for two decades, and has grown to become the largest and most productive chiropractic research center in the world.
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