About Gert Bronfort, Vice President of Research

Dr. Gert Bronfort

Dr. Gert Bronfort  

Learn more about Dr. Gert Bronfort and his current research activity.

Dr. Gert Bronfort received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 1969 and his PhD from Vrije University of Amsterdam in 1997.

He is an accomplished clinical researcher, having led more than 10 randomized clinical trials for low back, neck and headache conditions. He has built an extensive collaborative network with researchers from Hennepin County Medical Center, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern Denmark, the Mayo Clinic and the Minneapolis VA.

With his team, Dr. Bronfort has conducted the first randomized clinical trial investigating chiropractic care for acute neck pain, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He has also received federal funding from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to investigate exercise, spinal manipulation and integrated care for neck, back, and leg pain in elderly, non-elderly, and adolescent populations.

Dr. Bronfort has authored several systematic reviews of the literature and is an associate editor for the Cochrane Back Review group. He currently serves on the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

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