The following is a list of publications authored by researchers at the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies at Northwestern Health Sciences University. The links will take you to the abstract of the article in PubMed.

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Names in BOLD indicate research faculty and staff from the Wolfe-Harris Center for Clinical Studies. More to be added soon!


  • Ziegler AML, Salsbury SA, Maiers M. Discrepant Perceptions of Biopsychosocial and Active Care Recommendations Between Doctors of Chiropractic and Midlife and Older Adult Patients: A Descriptive Survey. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2023


  • Bronfort G, Maiers M, Schulz C, Leininger B, Westrom K, Angstman G, Evans R. Multidisciplinary integrative care versus chiropractic care for low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Chiropr Man Therap. 2022 Mar 1;30(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s12998-022-00419-3. PMID: 35232482.


  • Maiers M, Forte ML. Association Between Psychosocial Parameters and Response to Chiropractic Care Among Older Adults With Chronic Low Back Pain: Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2021 Nov-Dec;44(9):675-682. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2022.03.001. Epub 2022 Jun 24. PMID: 35753883.
  • Salsbury SA, Maiers M. Qualitative Analysis of Illness Representations and Coping Perceptions Among Older Adults With Chronic Spinal Disability: “A Thought in the Back of My Mind”. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2021 Oct;44(8):652-662. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2022.02.003. PMID: 35786297.
  • Azad A, Maiers M, Stuber KJ, Ciolfi M. Gender diversity in chiropractic leadership—a cross-sectional study. J Can Chiropr Assoc 2021. In press
  • Maiers M, Salsbury SA. “Like Peanut Butter and Jelly”: A Qualitative Study of Chiropractic Care and Home Exercise Among Older Adults with Spinal Disability. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 May 10. doi: 10.1002/acr.24636. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33973398.


  • Madigan D, Maiers M, Pfeifer J. Public health competencies for chiropractic programs. Pedagogy in Health Promotion 2020 6(4) 291-5.


  • Malone Q, Passmore S, Maiers M. Comparing two moderate-to-vigorous physical activity accelerometer cut points in older adults with neck and back disabilities undergoing exercise and spinal manipulation interventions. J Aging Phys Act 2019 Nov 7:1-7.
  • Schulz C, Evans R, Maiers M, Schulz K, Leininger B, Bronfort G. Spinal manipulative therapy and exercise for older adults with chronic low back pain: a randomized clinical trial. Chiropractic & Manual Therapies. 2019 May 15;27:21. doi:10.1186/s12998-019-0243-1.
  • Forte M, Maiers M. Differences in function and comorbidities between older adult users and nonusers of chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2012 National Health Interview Survey. [e-published ahead of print, Jul 16, 2019 J Manip Physiol Ther. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2018.12.003
  • Hammerich K, Stuber K, Hogg-Johnson S, Abbas A, Harris M, Lauridsen HH, Lemeunier N, Maiers M, McCarthy P, Morales V, Myburgh C, Petrini V, Pohlman K, Mior S. Assessing attitudes of patient-centered care among students in international chiropractic educational programs: a cross-sectional survey. Chiropr Man Therap. 2019 Sep 12;27:46. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0263-x. eCollection 2019.