Harrison Ndetan, MS, MPH, Ph.D

Harrison NdetanDr. Harrison Ndetan began his service to Parker University in 2004. He 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.

His research interests at Parker University centers on health promotion, disease prevention, complementary and alternative therapies, and cancer epidemiology.

He teaches Business Research Methods at the Parker MBA program, as well as Elementary Statistics and College Algebra in undergraduate programs. He also serves as adjunct assistant professor of Biostatistics at the UNTHSC School of Public Health, as well as adjunct professor of Physics at community colleges in the Dallas County Community College District and at Tarrant County College.

Dr. Ndetan was formerly instructor of Physics at the University of Buea and Project Officer of the New Era Clinic in Tiko, Cameroon.

External funding (Grant)

Ankle Sprain study: Chiropractic Care and a Specific Regimen of Nutritional Supplementation for Patients with Acute Ankle Sprain: a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial with Dr Cheryl Hawk et al Funded by Standard Process; Grant amount: $689,000.00 (March 2013 – March 2015)

Ongoing internal projects

  • Interaction of alcohol and acetaminophen on kidney function
    A very long study with many stages relevant health/wellness hypotheses – requires funding and additional man power)
  • Use of various supplements in the United States and related health conditions
    Manuscript in preparation
  • Use of Movement therapies in the United States and related health conditions
    Manuscript in preparation
  • Reliability (intra and inter examiner) of leg length assessment in Chiropractic
    Internal collaboration with other Parker faculty

Ongoing collaborations with other Institutions

Logan College of Chiropractic –  Dr Cheryl Hawk et al:  

Ankle Sprain study: Chiropractic Care and a Specific Regimen of Nutritional Supplementation for Patients with Acute Ankle Sprain: a Multisite Randomized Controlled Trial (Grant from Standard Process)

ICON4: Investigation of the practice and long-term effects of chiropractic wellness care as delivered in usual and customary practice

Both still at the level of data collection

University of Bridgeport –  Dr Stephen Perle, Greg. Kawchuk, Dr. John Koloski:  

Biomechanical characteristics of chiropractic manipulation

Relation Of Comfort, Effectiveness And Quality To Biomechanical Parameters Of Thoracic Manipulation
         Presentation at WFC  (April 2013 – Durban South Africa)     

Chiropractic manipulation in the wild
         Presentation at the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) 10th Biennial Conference in Melbourne ( 12-13 Oct 2013)          

 

University of Arkansas, School of Public Health – Dr. Eric Johnson et al:  

Cancer epidemiology
A Pilot Case-Cohort Study of Brain Cancer associated with exposures to oncogenic virus

 

List of Published Manuscripts

Chiropractic and other Complementary and Alternative Medicine Related Studies

Ndetan, H., Evans, M., Woolsey, C., Williams, R., Swartz, J. Use of Movement Therapies and Relaxation Techniques and Management of Health Conditions among Children. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine (accepted Dec 9, 2013)

Hawk, C., Ndetan, H.,  et al. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Professions Students’ Perceptions about Interdisciplinary Collaboration ( Accepted, TIHC-03-03; 2012)

Evans, M., Hawk, C., Ndetan, H.,  Rupert, R. Patient characteristics, screening use, and health education in a practice-based chiropractic network: Results from ICON II (Topics Integrative Health Care IJ 2012; 2(3) ID: 2.3003)

Daniel, D., Ndetan, H., Martinez, D., Rupert, R. Self-reported recognition of Undiagnosed Life Threatening Conditions in Chiropractic Practice: A Randomized Survey. Chiropr Man Therap. 2012 Jul 5;20:21. doi: 10.1186/2045-709X-20-21.

Evans M, Pearle S, Ndetan, H. “Chiropractic wellness on the web: the content and quality of information related to wellness and primary prevention on the Internet.” Chiropr Man Therap. 2011 Feb 2;19(1):4. doi: 10.1186/2045-709X-19-4.

Kleinfield S., Daniel, D., Ndetan, H. Faculty perception of the Clinical Value of Five Commonly Used Orthopedic Tests. J Chiropr Educ. 2011 Fall;25(2):164-8.

Martinez, D., Rupert, R., Ndetan, H.  A demographic and epidemiological study of a Mexican chiropractic college public clinic. Chiropr Osteopat. 2009 Mar 19;17:4. doi: 10.1186/1746-1340-17-4.

 

Secondary Data Analysis/Health Promotion

Evans, M., Ndetan, H., Singh, K., C. Primary Prevention: What are we missing in primary care? (American Journal of Health Studies, 27(2)2012: 82-96)

Evans, MW Jr., Ndetan, H., Perko, M., Williams, R., Walker, C. Dietary supplement use to enhance sport performance in children: assessing the National Health Interview Survey. J Prim Prev. 2012 Feb;33(1):3-12. doi: 10.1007/s10935-012-0261-4.

Ndetan, H., Evans, M., Hawk, C., Walker, C. Chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation for children under age 18 in the United States: Analysis of data from the 2007 National Health Interview Survey. J Altern Complement Med. 2012 Apr;18(4):347-53. doi: 10.1089/acm.2011.0268. Epub 2012 Mar 2.

Hawk, C., Ndetan, H., Evans, M. Potential role of complementary and alternative health care providers in chronic disease prevention and health promotion: an analysis of National Health Interview Survey data. Prev Med. 2012 Jan;54(1):18-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2011.07.002. Epub 2011 Jul 13.

Evans, M., Ndetan, H., Hawk, C. Use of Chiropractic or Osteopathic manipulation by adults aged 50 and older: Analysis of Data from 2007 National Health Interview Survey. Topics Integrative Health Care IJ 2011; 1(2) ID:1.2005.

Ndetan, H., Evans, M., Felini, M., Bae, S. Rupert, R., Singh, KP. Chiropractic and medical use of health promotion in the management of arthritis: Analysis of the 2006 National Health Interview Survey. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Jul-Aug;33(6):419-24. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.06.008.

Ndetan, H., Evans, M., Felini, M., Bae, S. Rupert, R., Singh, K. The health care provider’s role and patient compliance to health promotion advice from the user’s perspective: Analysis of the 2006 National Health Interview Survey Data. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2010 Jul-Aug;33(6):413-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2010.06.009.

Ndetan, H., Evans, M., Rupert, R., Bae, S. Singh, K. Characterization of health status and modifiable risk behaviors of adults in the US using chiropractic care as compared to general medical care. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug;32(6):414-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2009.06.012.

 

Other Health Promotion Related Studies

Hawk, C., Evans, M., Rupert, R., Ndetan, H. Opportunities to integrate prevention into the chiropractic clinical encounter: a practice-based research project by the Integrated Chiropractic Outcomes Network (ICON) (Topics Integrative Health Care IJ 2011; 2(3) ID: 2.3003)

Ivie R, Perko M, Evans MW, Ndetan H. A survey of Alabama chiropractors regarding health promotion, primary prevention, and primary care.  Topics Integrative Health Care IJ 2011; 2(3) ID: 2.3004.

Ndetan, H., Ramcharan, M., Evans, MW. Advising on prevention in chiropractic: a look at public health promotion and health behavior theory use in clinical education settings Topics Integrative Health Care IJ2011; 2(1) ID:2.1005.

Evans M, Page G, Ndetan, H. et al. “Are patients receiving health promotion advice in the chiropractic teaching clinic setting? An impact assessment of a brief intervention to increase advising rates and goal setting.” J Chiropr Educ 2011 Fall;25(2):164-8

Ramcharan, M., Evans, M., Ndetan, H., Beddars, J. Knowledge, perceptions and practices of chiropractic Interns in the early detection of atypical moles. J Chiropr Med. 2011 Jun;10(2):77-85. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2010.09.004. Epub 2011 Apr 5.

Ndetan, H., Evans, MW., Lo, K., Walters, D., Ramcharan, M., Brandon, P., Evans, C., Rupert, R. Health promotion practices in two chiropractic teaching clinics: Does a Review of Patient Files Reflect Advice on Health Promotion? JChiropr Educ 2010 Fall;24(2):159- 164

Ivie R, Evans MW, Ndetan H. Health promotion needs assessment at a faith-based substance abuse recovery facility in Alabama. Topics Integrative Health Care IJ 2010; 1(1) ID:1.1006.

Ivie R, Evans MW, Ndetan H, Perko M, Fischer J. Tobacco use and other predictors of successful length of stay in a faith-based substance abuse recovery center: Results of an initial assessment at one facility. Topics Integrative Health Care 2010; 1(1). ID1.1007.

Ndetan, H., Evans, M., Williams, R. Future Chiropractors and Health Promotion- Implication of Chiropractic Education. Journal of Chiropractic Education. 2009;23(1):85

Ndetan, H., Rupert, R., Bae, S. Singh, K. Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among students entering Chiropractic College. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Feb;32(2):134-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.12.011.

Ndetan, H., Rupert, R., Bae, S. Singh, K. Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries among chiropractic students. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Feb;32(2):140-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2008.12.012.

Evans, M., Ndetan, H., Ramcharan, M., et al. Hand hygiene and treatment table sanitizing in chiropractic teaching institutions: results of an education campaign to increase compliance. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2009 Jul-Aug;32(6):469-76. doi: 10.1016/j.jmpt.2009.06.007.

Evans, M., Ramcharan, M., Ndetan, H., Williams, R., et al. A proposed protocol for hand and table sanitizing in chiropractic clinics and education institutions. J Chiropr Med. 2009 Mar;8(1):38-47. doi: 10.1016/j.jcm.2008.09.003.

Evans, M., Ndetan, H., Williams, R. Intentions of chiropractic interns regarding use of health promotion in practice: applying Theory of Reasoned Action to identify attitudes, beliefs and influencing factors. J Chiropr Educ. 2009 Spring;23(1):17-27.

Evans, M., Cambell, A., Husbands, C., Bresear, J., Ndetan, H., Rupert, R. Cloth covered chiropractic treatment tables as a source of allergens and pathogenic microbes.  J Chiropr Med. 2008 Mar;7(1):34-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcme.2007.10.003.

Ndetan, H. Chiropractic: the challenge of avoiding injuries. DC Consult, Feb 2008.http://www.chiroaccess.com

 

Cancer Epidemiology-Related Studies

Ndetan H, Faramawi M, Jadhav S, Johnson ES: A Cohort Mortality Study of Workers in a Second Soup Manufacturing Plant. Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health; ID- 11-13-121.R1 (Accepted Jan 3, 2014)

Gandhi S, Felini MJ, Ndetan H, Cardarelli K, Jadhav S, Faramawi M, Johnson ES: A Pilot Case-Cohort Study of Brain Cancer in Poultry & Control Workers. Nutrition and Cancer: An International Journal; ID- N&C-04-13-1678.R1 (Accepted Dec2, 2013)

Felini, M., Johnson, E, Preacely, N., Sarda, V., Ndetan, H., Bangara, S. A pilot case-cohort study of liver and pancreatic cancers in poultry workers. Ann Epidemiol. 2011 Oct;21(10):755-66. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2011.07.001.

Choi K-M, Ndetan H., Johnson ES., A Cohort Mortality Study of Workers in a Soup Manufacturing Plant.Arch Environ Occup Health. 2012;67(4):199-205. doi: 10.1080/19338244.2011.619215.

Johnson, ES., Ndetan, H., Felini, M., Elfaramawi, M., Singh, K., Choi K-M, Qualls-Hampton, R.  Mortality in Workers Employed in Pig Abattoirs and Processing Plants. Environ Res. 2011 Aug;111(6):871-6. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2011.06.003. Epub 2011 Jul 2.

Johnson, ES., Ndetan, H., Lo, KM. Cancer Mortality in Poultry Slaughtering/Processing Plant Workers Belonging to a Union Pension Fund. Environ Res. 2010 Aug;110(6):588-94. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2010.05.010. Epub 2010 Jun 11. Erratum in: Environ Res. 2011 Jan;111(1):188-90.

Johnson, ES., Ndetan, H. Non-cancer Mortality in Poultry Slaughtering/Processing Plant Workers Belonging to a Union Pension Fund. Environ Int. 2011 Feb;37(2):322-7. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2010.09.007. Epub 2010 Nov 12.

Johnson, ES., Ndetan, H., Zhou Y, Yau CL,Sarda V., Bankuru, S., Preacely N, Bangara S, Felini, M. Update of Cancer &   Non-Cancer Mortality in the Missouri Poultry Union. Am J Ind Med. 2011 Jan;54(1):49-54. doi: 10.1002/ajim.20902

Johnson, ES., Ndetan, H., Lo, KM. Cancer Mortality in Poultry Slaughtering/Processing Plant Workers Belonging to a Union Pension Fund. Environ. Res.(2010), doi:10.1016/j.envres.2010.05.010. Hard Copy – Environ Res 2010; 110:588-594.

Johnson, ES., Yau, LC., Zhou,Y., , Ndetan, H., Singh, KP., Mortality in Baltimore Union Poultry Cohort  – Non-malignant Diseases. Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2010 Jun;83(5):543-52. doi: 10.1007/s00420-009-0478-6. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

Ndetan, H. Association between Lung Cancer/Multiple Myeloma Mortality and Exposure to Oncogenic Viruses- Statistical Analysis Using Non-model and Model-based Statistical Methods and Various Control Sampling Schemes for Cancer Mortality in Occupational Cohorts. (2009) Theses and Dissertations, Page 35. http://digitalcommons.hsc.unt.edu/theses/35

Johnson, ES., Zhou,Y., Yau, L., Prabhakar, D., Ndetan, H., Singh, K.,  Preacely, N. Mortality from Malignant Diseases – Update of the Baltimore Union Poultry Cohort. Cancer Causes Control. 2010 Feb;21(2):215-21. doi: 10.1007/s10552-009-9452-6. Epub 2009 Oct 22.

 

Physics-Related Studies

Hossu, M, Rupert, R, Ndetan, H. Changes in Biophoton Emissions Associated with Chiropractic Treatment. Journal of Chiropractic Education. 2005;19(1):

Ntoko, NM., Kamdem, D. Ndetan, H. Basis of teaching centrifugal pump characteristics in an undergraduate course in turbo-machinery. JMEE. 2005; 33(4):283-293

 

List of Scientific/Conference Presentations

Relationship of acetaminophen and alcohol to kidney dysfunction: Opportunity for health promotion and disease prevention in chiropractic ( APHA 2013)

Early diagnosis of kidney disease: the role of acetaminophen and alcohol interaction and other predisposition factors (APHA 2013)

Should Chiropractors screen for prostate cancer: controversy, benefits and risks of PSA based screening (APHA 2013)

Biomechanical characteristics of chiropractic manipulation (with Stephen Perle,  COCA 2013 – Melbourne- Australia)

Relation Of Comfort, Effectiveness And Quality To Biomechanical Parameters Of Thoracic Manipulation(with Stephen Perle, WFC 2013 – Durban South Africa)

Patient characteristics, screening use, and health education in a practice-based chiropractic network: Results from ICON II (APHA 2012)

Use of National Databases to assess the role CAM providers in Health Promotion (Invited Speaker, TPHA 2012)

Chiropractic care by interns for athletes at a Colombian Biomedical Center: a prospective pilot study (Platform, ACC-RAC 2012).

Pediatric use of herbal supplements in the United States (Platform, ACC-RAC 2012).

Pediatric use of movement therapy and relaxation technique for health problems/conditions in the United States(Platform, ACC-RAC 2012)

Vitamin and mineral supplementation for pediatric health conditions in the United States.(ACC-RAC 2012)

Empirical Comparison of Non-model- and Model-based Statistical Methods for Cancer Mortality in Occupational Cohorts ( Oral, APHA, 2011)

Empirical Comparison of Control Sampling Schemes in a Nested Case-Control Cancer Mortality Study (Accepted Oral, APHA, 2011)

Are primary care physicians missing opportunities for primary prevention? (Accepted Oral, APHA, 2011)

Potential role of complementary and alternative health care providers in chronic disease prevention and health promotion: an analysis of National Health Interview Survey data (Oral, APHA, 2011)

Chiropractic care of children under age 18 in the United States: patterns of use and recommendations for care (Platform, WFC, 2011)

The use of dietary supplements in improving sport performance among children: Benefits and consequences (Platform, ACC-RAC 2011)

Challenges in conducting technique research in chiropractic (Workshop panelist, ACC-RAC 2011)

Recognition of Undiagnosed Life Threatening Conditions in Chiropractic Practice: A Randomized Survey(Platform, WFC, 2011)

Changing the Health Promotion Behavior of Future Chiropractors – Application of Health Behavior Theories (APHA, 2010)

Consistency of Instruction on Five Commonly Used Orthopedic Tests (Platform, ACC-RAC 2010)

Health promotion practice in chiropractic teaching clinics (APHA 2009, Oral)

Knowledge, perceptions and practices of Chiropractic Interns in the early detection of atypical moles ( APHA 2009, Oral)

Future Chiropractors and Health Promotion- Implication of Chiropractic Education (Platform, ACC-RAC, 2009)

Should doctors of manipulative therapy be concerned about MRSA on patient treatment tables? (RAD, 2009)

Intentions of chiropractic interns regarding use of health promotion in practice: applying Theory of Reasoned Action to identify attitudes, beliefs and influencing factors (Texas Health Disparities Conf.,  2008)

Characterization of health status and modifiable risk behaviors of adults in the US using chiropractic care as compared to general medical care (Platform, ACCA-RAC,  2008; RAD, 2008)

The Chiropractor’s role and patient compliance to health promotion advice: user’s perspective (RAD2008,  APHA 2008)

The management of arthritis: Chiropractic wellness approach (RAD,2008; APHA, 2008)

An education campaign to increase hand and table sanitizing among chiropractic interns ( APHA 2008)

Effect-Measure Modification between Perceived Discrimination and Stress in Predicting General Health ( Poster presentation RAD. 2008)

Cloth covered chiropractic treatment tables as a source of allergens and pathogenic microbes (Platform presentation for ACCA-RAC, 2008)

Effect-Measure Modification due to Lack of Organization Support on Occupational Health Disparities in a Sample of Police Officers (Texas Health Disparity Conference, 2007)

Health out comes associated with the exposures of learning therapeutic manipulations (Oral, RAD, 2007; awarded prize for the second best scientific paper).

Job pressure in the causal pie constellation between stress and health ( Poster presentation RAD,  2007)

Epidemiology of musculoskeletal injuries among students entering chiropractic college (Platform presentation ACCA-RAC, 2007)

Prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries among chiropractic students (Platform presentation ACCA-RAC,  2007)

Teaching Chiropractic Technique – Avoiding Injury (Plat form presentation WFC/ACC Education Conference 2006 -Cancun, Mexico, 2006)

Changes in Biophoton Emissions Following Chiropractic Treatment (Poster presentation ACCA/RAC-Las Vegas, 2005)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Medical Physics.  South West Provincial seminar for Physics Teachers, Kumba-Cameroon, 2002

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