Currently Teaching (2013-2014)
Current Research Interests
- Clinical trials
- Integrative patient centered care
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Educating future scientists and educators
I love research, and I love patient centered care. Working at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies affords me the opportunity to apply the discipline of randomized clinical trials while exploring the experiences, meaning, and values expressed by patients with pain. As a family doctor who once treated musculoskeletal complaints, the opportunity to research conservative treatments gives me great satisfaction.
I am grateful for colleagues who demonstrate integrity in their scientific approach and find it rewarding to collaborate with scientists of all disciplines. I enjoy sharing my knowledge about the evidence behind conservative approaches to health conditions with allopathic colleagues and enjoy teaching the science behind research to students of all disciplines. Interacting with students forces me to be at the top of my game and I consider that a very good thing.
- Faculty: CAM Research Education Partnership Project
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.
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.