Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, is Vice Chancellor for Research and Health Policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic and Chief Executive Officer of the Spine Institute for Quality (Spine IQ), both located in Davenport, Iowa. Her scientific interests include clinical and health services research evaluating patient-centered outcomes and interprofessional collaboration related to complementary and integrative health care delivery, with a focus on spine-related pain and disability.
For over 25 years, Goertz has addressed multidisciplinary science and health policy issues at the state and federal levels, and has served as a member of the American Medical Association’s Measurement Advisory Committee and a program officer of the NIH National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), where she managed a portfolio focused on musculoskeletal disease, pain, and health services research. She currently chairs the American Chiropractic Association’s Committee on Quality Assurance and Accountability and is a member of the NIH/NCCIH National Advisory Council. Goertz is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors. She received her doctor of chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University and a PhD in Health Services Research Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.