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Goertz web Christine Goertz DC, PhD

Dr Goertz is the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davonport, Iowa, USA. She received her doctor of chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University and her PhD in Health Services Research, Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining Palmer College, she spent four years as an independent scientist and in research administration positions of increasing responsibility at the Samueli Institute. Before that Dr. Goertz was a Program Officer at the National Center for Complementary and AlternativeMedicine (NCCAM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), managing a $50 million portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research.

Her research interests are primarily focused on CAM treatments for cardiovascular disease and pain syndromes. She currently serves as a member of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Board of Governors. She is also Chair of the American Chiropractic Association Performance Measurement Workgroup, and a member of the American Medical Association, Measures Implementation and Evaluation Advisory Committee, Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.