- Vice President
- Wolfe Harris Center for Clinical Studies
Office Phone:952-888-4777 ext. 413
Currently Teaching (2012-2013)
Current Research Interests
- Investigator: CAM Research Education Partnership Project
- Investigator: Chiropractic and Exercise Management of Spinal Dysfunction in Seniors
- Principal Investigator: Chiropractic and Exercise for Low Back Pain in Adolescents
- Clinical trials
- Systematic reviews
- Mechanisms of musculoskeletal pain
- Clinical best practices
- Health informatics
My professional career has focused on ensuring patients receive the highest quality, research informed care. Prior to becoming a clinical research scientist, I was a practicing chiropractor in Denmark for nearly 20 years. My clinical experience made me realize how critical it is for practicing clinicians to keep up to date with the latest research.
I came to the United States in the 1990s, at a time when little research had been done in the field of chiropractic and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Since then, I have led more than 10 randomized clinical trials for low back, neck and headache conditions and have been fortunate to work with talented researchers from Hennepin County Medical Center, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern Denmark, the Mayo Clinic, the Minneapolis VA, and the University of Western States. I have also had the pleasure of working with many outstanding faculty and staff at Northwestern who have helped us build one of the most successful research departments among CAM institutions.
I have authored several systematic reviews of the literature and am Associate Editor for the Cochrane Back Review group. I also have the privilege of serving on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
- Doctor of Philosophy - Vrije University of Amsterdam, 1997
- Doctor of Chiropractic - Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1969
Schulz CA, Hondras MA, Evans RL, Gudavalli MR, Long CR, Owens EF, Wilder DG, Bronfort G. Chiropractic and self-care for back-related leg pain: design of a randomized clinical trial. Chiropr Man.Therap. 19, 8. 2011.
Maiers MM, Westrom KK, Legendre CG, Bronfort G. Integrative care for the management of low back pain: use of a clinical care pathway. BMC Health Serv Res. 2010. Oct 29; 10(1):298.
Miller J, Gross A, D’Sylva J, Burnie SJ, Goldsmith CH, Graham N, Haines T, Bronfort G, Hoving JL. Manual therapy and exercise for neck pain: A systematic review. Man Ther.2010 Aug; 15(4):334-54.
D’Sylva J, Miller J, Gross A, Burnie SJ, Goldsmith CH, Graham N, Haines T, Bronfort G, Hoving JL; Cervical Overview Group. Manual therapy with or without physical medicine modalities for neck pain: a systematic review. Man Ther. 2010 Oct;15(5):415-33.
Gross A, Miller J, D’Sylva J, Burnie SJ, Goldsmith CH, Graham N, Haines T, Bronfort G, Hoving JL; COG. Manipulation or mobilization for neck pain: A Cochrane Review. Man Ther. 2010 May 24.
Westrom K, Maiers M, Evans R, Bronfort G. Individualized chiropractic and integrative care for low back pain: the design of a randomized clinical trial using a mixed-methods approach. Trials 2010 Mar 8;11(1):24.
Bronfort G, Haas M, Evans R, Leininger B, Triano J. Effectiveness of manual therapies: the UK evidence report. Chiropractic & Osteopathy Feb 2010;18(3).
Gross A, Miller J, D'Sylva J, Burnie S.J, Goldsmith CH, Graham N, Haines T, Bronfort G, Hoving J.L. Manipulation or mobilisation for neck pain. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2010 Jan 20;(1):CD004249.