Research

Current Research

Researchers at National University are currently involved in a wide variety of research projects. Select a category below to explore our current studies.

Occasionally National University seeks volunteers to participate in research studies. Opportunities will be posted below when they are available.

Research in Basic Science

Researchers at National University have conducted groundbreaking research in the basics sciences, especially in respect to key findings that impact complementary and alternative medicine. Below you can read summaries of recent and ongoing projects in basic sciences. 

Neuromusculoskeletal

Quantifying Osteoarthritic Changes of the Zygapophysial Joints from X-Rays: A Reliability Study
Principal Investigator: Joshua W. Little, DC; Faculty Mentor: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD

Developing a Grading System for Z Joint Degeneration Using MRI Scans
Principal Investigator: Thomas Grieve, DC; Co-Investigator: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD

Relationship of Cavitation to Gapping Following Spinal Manipulation
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD

A Novel and Accurate Palpation Method for Identification of the L4 Spinous Process
Principal Investigator: Scott Selby, DC; Faculty Mentor: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD

Sound and Vibration Recordings from the Lumbar Z Joints During Normal Motion and Spinal Manipulation
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD 

Relationship Between Z Joint Morphology and Cavitation
Prinicpal Investigator: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD 

Non-Neuromusculoskeletal

The Effect of Chiropractic Adjustment on Pulmonary Function
Principal Investigator: Mabel Chang, DC; Faculty Mentor: Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, PhD

Research in Clinical Science

Tracking treatment applications and various practices in the clinical field is an important category of research.  Such findings help practitioners deliver a higher quality of patient care.  Below are National University's current projects tracking the effectiveness and clinical applications of specific treatment modalities. 

Neuromusculoskeletal

Dosage Of Treatment for Cervical Pain by Field Doctors Using Cervical Flexion Distraction
Principal Investigator: Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Attitudes Towards Chiropractic Care Amoung Healthcare Community in Ghana, Africa
Prinicipal Investigator: Dana Madigan, BS; Faculty Sponsor: Barbara M. Sullivan, PhD

Non-Neuromusculoskeletal

MTRC Clinic Client Experiences of Massage Effects
Principal Investigator: Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Massage Therapy Research Network (Massagenet) Demographic Survey
Principal Investigator: Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Massagenet Initial Client Survey
Principal Investigator: Jerrilyn A. Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Qualities and Perceptions of Chiropractic Patients that Experience Non-Musculoskeletal Benefits After Chiropractic Care
Principal Investigator: Mabel Chang, DC; Faculty Sponsor: Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Survey of Medical Conditions of Clients Attending a MassageNet Therapist Practice
Principal Investigator: Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD 

Research in CAM Education

There is a growing need for research in education within complementary and alternative medical fields.  National University promulgates original research in educational strategies for complementary and alternative medical fields. 

Curriculum Development in Evidence-Based Practice
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD, Co-Investigators: Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, PhD, Thomas Grieve, DC, Barbara Sullivan, PhD

Case Study Initiative (CSI)
Principal Investigator: Gregory D. Cramer, DC, PhD, Co-Investigator: Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Cygnet as a Training Medium for Research Studies
Principal Investigator: Mabel Chang, DC; Faculty Mentor: Jerrilyn Cambron, DC, MPH, PhD

Benefits and challenges and related culture change of collaborations between complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and traditional research intensive institutitions and related culture change 
Principal Investigator: Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD

A survey of Standardized Patient perceptions on the risks and benefits of including personal factual and experiential medical information in case writing and portrayal in a formative teaching environment: A pilot study
Principal Investigator: Ezra Cohen, DC

Health Communities and Healthy Minds and Bodies: How Do Chiropractic Educational Institutions Promote Health in Their Communities?
Principal Investigator: Claire Johnson, DC

Participate in Research Studies

Occasionally National University seeks volunteers to participate in research studies. Listed below are current opportunities.

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