Parker Research Institute

The Research Institute provides sound, scientific evidence supporting health and wellness. A variety of our recent research efforts address such topics as patient safety, improved biomechanical function, and the contribution of chiropractic to overall wellness.

Over the years, the Research Institute has collaborated with such prestigious institutions as Yale University, the University of Oxford, the University of Chicago, and the University of Texas Medical School, and steered international studies in Australia, China, and Canada.

The Institute also serves as the research and development arm for companies worldwide seeking to provide evidence supporting the efficacy of their products.

The institute offers a variety of opportunities for health care providers and the public to become actively involved in the research process. Get involved in Parker Research Institute’s latest studies open to volunteers.

Faculty and students also play active roles in research in many ways: volunteering for patient recruitment, examination, manuscript development, presentations, and publishing.

Research Output

Research Findings in the News

Research by Dr. Ndetan and his team presented at the 2013 American Public Health Association (APHA) annual conference in Boston, MA, was recognized as one of the Association’s news flash of the year.

The study on the role of concomitant consumption of light/moderate amount of alcohol and therapeutic amount of acetaminophen on renal dysfunction was also endorse through a press release by the Foundation of Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) in January 2014 and has attracted over 16 media interviewers and has been reported or cited in dozens of national and international media.

Related Links

Health Day: Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

WebMD: Acetaminophen and Alcohol a Bad Mix, Study Suggests

Public Health News Wire: Even a little alcohol, acetaminophen increases risk of kidney dysfunction

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Harrison Ndetan, MS, MPH, PhD, Associate Professor

Director of Research

Dr. Harrison Ndetan has a graduate degree in Physics from the University of Buea in Cameroon and a graduate degree in Biostatistics and Public Health from the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth.

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Katherine A Pohlman, DC, DICCP, MS, PhD(c)

Clinical Research Scientist

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Pohlman is Parker’s Clinical Research Scientist with a specialty in research methodology. She has been active in scientific publishing since 2009, serves as a peer-reviewer for several journals and conference, and on the editorial board for 2 chiropractic journals.

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