RESEARCH Workgroup

Ensuring a robust research environment in chiropractic that is well funded,
with a clear career pipeline for researchers to advance the body of work.


2022 Goals

  • Identify or create a unified body to take on the leadership role and establish a fundraising strategy
  • Hire science writer(s) to communicate research topics
  • Identify and create a distribution platform and process for the translated work
  • Establish a funded research scholarship
  • Hire a team to create a practice-based research study plan, with recourses needed to execute
2024 Goals

  • There are sponsored Ph.D. and fellowship positions
  • There is a unified body with an active funding strategy
  • The profession is actively engaged in research
  • The profession better understands what researchers do and their role in the profession
  • Translational research is actively funded and occurring to meet other priority needs
  • Schools are encouraging dual degree tracks in research
  • There is an established Chiropractic Science Network


Dr. Heidi Haavik

VP Research, NZ College of Chiropractic, PhD (University of Auckland). Author ‘The Reality Check’, Director Haavik Research Ltd.

Dr. Katherine Pohlman

Katherine Pohlman, D.C., M.S. Ph.D. is Director of Research at Parker University and the 2020 ACA Researcher of the Year.

Dr. Joe Betz

While in active practice for 20 years, Dr. Joe Betz has also been a contributing author of three clinical practice guidelines on chiropractic best practices.

Dr. Cynthia Long

Dr. Long is Dean of Research at Palmer College of Chiropractic. She holds a MS degree in statistics and a PhD in biostatistics. 

Dr. Erik Kirk

Dr. Kirk graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic. 

Dr. Monika Buerger

Dr. Buerger is a practicing chiropractor in Idaho and contributing author.  She has also been lecturing nationally and internationally for over 25 years.

Dr. Dana Lawrence

Dr. Dana Lawrence is  the Senior Director of Faculty development and Special Projects, Parker University.

Dr. Philip Facquet

Dr. Facquet is in private practice in Smithtown, New York and a District 7 Board Member of the New York State Chiropractic Association District Newsletter Editor. 

Dr. Mohsen Radpasand

Dr. Radpasand holds degrees in Medicine, Chiropractic and a M.S. in Clinical Research. His research interests focus on CAM treatment, their effect on Sport related injuries, and its biomechanical significance.

Dr. Brian Anderson

Dr. Anderson, DC, MPH, MS, PhD, is an Associate Professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. After 15 years in clinical practice, he completed his PhD in Health Sciences with a focus on Health Services Research.  His research focuses on healthcare utilization for spine-related disorders.

Dr. Louis Crivelli

Dr. Louis Crivelli, DC, MS, a practicing Chiropractor in Greenbelt, MD, and past Chair of Clinical Compass, is also a Co-Author of 5 CPG's (Clinical Practice Guidelines) for Chiropractic practice.

Dr. Nathan Schilaty

Dr. Nathan Schilaty, DC, PhD–Clinical  Neuroscientist with specialty in neuromechanics and biomechanics. Dr. Schilaty holds dual roles as Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery and Medical Engineering at the University of South Florida.

Project Updates

Video Library

Chiropractic Future Strategic Plan Announces ACCRAC Student Travel Stipend
June 20th, 2024
Molalla, Oregon — June 1, 2024 — After a successful round of supporting students attending ACCRAC in 2024 through the Chiropractic ACCRAC travel stipend program, we are excited to offer this opportunity again in 2025. The Chiropractic Future Strategic Plan is pleased to announce that they are offering a limited number of student travel stipends to present their faculty-mentored research findings a...
Chiropractic Research Fellowship 2024 Q1 Update
May 22nd, 2024
Dr. Logan Benjamin, Chiropractic Research Fellow at Dartmouth College, reveals his exhilarating progress for Q1 2024!......
Cervicogenic Headaches Research Article
November 1st, 2023
The Research Workgroup Recently Released an Article on Cervicogenic HeadachesHighlighting beneficial treatments and optimal care strategies.......View the full article here......
ACC-RAC Student Research Stipend
August 23rd, 2023
ACC-RAC Student Research Stipend Press ReleaseChiropractic Future Strategic Plan AnnouncesACC-RAC Student Research Stipend The Chiropractic Future Strategic Plan is pleased to announce that they are offering a limited number of student travel stipends to present their research findings at the ACC RAC conference in San Diego, California, March 21-23, 2024. This stipend is intended to help cover the...
CFSP Research Q2 Update Interview 1
July 19th, 2023
CFSP Research Q2 Update Interview 1 Joined by Heidi Haavik , Research Chair for our Research Workgroup Q2 Updates......