Roni Evans, DC, MS received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Winnipeg in 1989 and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1993. She was the recipient of the Foundation of Chiropractic and Education's Peter Bommarito Research Residency Award (1995-1998) and completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Research at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health in 2000.
Dr. Evans is the Dean of Research and the Director of the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies (WHCCS) at Northwestern Health Sciences University. She has extensive experience implementing clinical research, and has managed study teams for over a decade. Dr. Evans has been co-investigator and coordinator of several randomized clinical trials investigating physical treatments for low back, neck and headache disorders, and has participated in several systematic reviews. She is the principal investigator of qualitative studies investigating patient beliefs, expectations, and preferences.
Dr. Evans has played a pivotal role in the design, grant-writing, and successful acquisition of five, on-going federally funded randomized clinical trials in collaboration with Dr. Bronfort and investigators from the Berman Center at Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota. Her main areas of focus have been on multi-methods study design, grant acquisition and study implementation in the areas of back, neck pain and headache. She is also interested in applying research findings to clinical practice through the integration of evidence based health care into Northwestern's curricula and clinical settings.